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51 min ago | University of Kansas

University host of panel Thursday on sexual assault

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has invited the University of Kansas community to a panel discussion Thursday, Sept. 18, to continue the conversation on how to work together as a community to confront sexual assault.

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5 hrs ago | The Weekly Standard

Kansas, a Metaphor for the Republican Party

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Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts

8 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Connect! Unite! Act! Mojave, Coachella, Kansas, NYC & LA Meet-up Info! - Country Music?

A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups regularly socialize but also get out the vote, support candidates and engage in other local political actions that help our progressive movement grow and exert influence on the powers-that-be.

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Related Topix: Country, The Carter Family, US News, Liberal Political News

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Star Online

U.S. leaders call for 'war' on Ebola outbreak, pledge troops

U.S. lawmakers called for a government-funded "war" to contain West Africa's deadly Ebola epidemic before it threatens more countries, building on an American pledge to send 3,000 military engineers and medical personnel to combat the virus. Democratic and Republican lawmakers pledged increased support for efforts to contain the virus that has killed nearly 2,500 people out of almost 5,000 cases in West Africa.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, US Politics, US News, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Moran, John Boehner

The Capital-Journal

Feds seek forfeiture of business jet in pot bust

Federal prosecutors are seeking the forfeiture of a business jet after the pilot was arrested in July at a Kansas airport and accused of possessing more than 50 kilograms of marijuana with the intent to sell it. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says 58-year-old Kenneth Weaver of Denver also is accused of conspiracy and interstate travel in furtherance of drug trafficking.

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The Capital-Journal

Washington coroner seeks help to ID body, possibly Kansas native

A coroner in Washington state is seeking the public's help in positively identifying the body of a man discovered in a partially collapsed tent this month. San Juan County Coroner Randall Gaylord says a Texas driver's license was found with the body, which was discovered Sept.

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The Capital-Journal

Dole returning to Kansas for September leg of tour

Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole returns to Kansas next week for the latest of several planned trips to his home state this year. The 91-year-old Russell native lives in Washington, D.C., and is making the homecoming tour to greet longtime friends and supporters throughout the state.

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Related Topix: Dodge City, KS, Kinsley, KS, Liberal, KS

The Capital-Journal

Kansas pilot project connected VA, other hospitals

A stopgap program made it easier for Kansas veterans to move between the Veterans Administration and private hospitals, officials said, but they hope to replace it soon with a comprehensive fix. The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center, Hutchinson Regional Medical Center and the Kansas Health Information Network cooperated on a pilot program to let veterans share move their records between the two hospitals, said Laura McCrary, executive director of KHIN.

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Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine

The Capital-Journal

U.S. Department of Education allows Kansas to withhold test data

Kansas education officials have secured federal approval not to release test results for last school year that experts say were rendered invalid by the technical problems and cyber attacks that plagued the state's computer-based exams. The decision means parents, teachers and school administrators won't be able to see how specific students, schools or school districts performed in mathematics and reading this year.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., University of Kansas

The Kansas Department of Health and E...

Kansas Receives CDC Funding To Gather Data To Help Prevent Violent Deaths

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recently received $970,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to gather critical data on homicide and suicide using the National Violent Death Reporting System for five years. NVDRS provides de-identified details on demographics , method of injury, the relationship between the victim and the suspect, and information about circumstances such as depression, financial stressors or relationship problems.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Suicide

The Capital-Journal

Wichita residents try again to reduce punishment for weed possession

A group of Wichita residents who want to reduce the punishment for possessing small amounts of marijuana will try a second petition drive. The first effort to get the issue on the November ballot fell less than 40 signatures short of the number required.

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Politico

K Street kicks into gear for GOP

NRSC Chairman Jerry Moran of Kansas and Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio will be joined by nearly two dozen Senate Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at the briefing, according to an invite. NRSC Political Director Ward Baker will be joined by Kevin Madden of JDA Frontline, Dave Sackett of the Tarrance Group, Robert Sechrist of Acquire Digital and Rick Wiley of Mercury for the reception and lunch and political update.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rob Portman, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, John Cornyn

Mon Sep 15, 2014

ABC News

Kansas Election Law Looms Large in US Senate Race

The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot anyway, a dispute which could have a big effect on Republican hopes of recapturing a Senate majority. Democrat Chad Taylor, a county prosecutor from Topeka, threw the race into chaos earlier this month when he announced he wanted to be taken off the ballot, without giving an explanation.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Pat Roberts, US News

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, center, walks with members of his staff and legal team into the Kansas Judicial Center to file documents in a legal dispute before the state Supreme Court over the Democratic nominee's attempt to get off the ballot in the U.S. Senate race, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Topeka, Kan.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Topeka, KS

Slate

Campaign Ad Praises Senator for Supporting a Project That He Voted Against Actually Funding

On its face, there's nothing remarkable about this ad for Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts. You've got your B-roll of the senators making human contact with people who look busy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Sam Brownback, US Governors, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

Daily Kos

Even Kansas Republicans have had enough hardcore conservatism

For decades, Kansas has had a significant Republican base. Although they've had a few Democratic governors like Kathleen Sebelius, and an occasional congressional representative like Dennis Moore, the state has long hovered in deep red territory.

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Related Topix: US News, Dennis Moore, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Sam Brownback, Kansas Government, Kansas, AL, US Governors, Kathleen Sebelius

KAKE

Sentencing for former Kansas lawmaker pushed back again

Sentencing has been pushed back for a former Kansas state legislator who pleaded guilty in May to defrauding a Colby bank out of more than $400,000. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports 40-year-old Trent LeDoux of Holton was scheduled to be sentenced on Monday, but his attorney filed for a continuance because LeDoux is having surgery on Thursday.

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Daily Kos

Even Kansas Republicans have had enough hardcore conservatism

For decades, Kansas has had a significant Republican base. Although they've had a few Democratic governors like Kathleen Sebelius, and an occasional congressional representative like Dennis Moore, the state has long hovered in deep red territory.

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Related Topix: Dennis Moore, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Sam Brownback, Kansas Government, Kansas, AL, US Governors, Kathleen Sebelius

AccuWeather.com

Odile's Heavy Rain, Flood Risk May Reach Central US

While Odile will weaken upon moving inland over the mainly southwestern United States, its remnants have the potential to bring heavy rain and flooding to parts of the Plains and Midwest. While rainfall is needed in portions of western Texas to western Kansas and eastern Colorado, amounts could be excessive if the tropical moisture interacts with a system sagging southward from Canada.

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Related Topix: Weather, Hurricane, Natural Disasters

WIBW-TV Topeka

Remnants of Hurricane Odile to Impact Midwest

The Remnants of the strong, once-category 4 Monster Hurricane Odile could impact the Midwest, and NE Kansas by Friday-Saturday. It will have weakened substantially by that point, but could still cause some strong storms, high winds, and locally heavy rainfall, perhaps even some flooding.

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Related Topix: Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather, Natural Disasters

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