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7 min ago | The Capital-Journal

Lawmaker sees need for death penalty fixes

The Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee's chairman says he'll push again next year for changes aimed at expediting appeals in capital punishment cases.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty

4 hrs ago | The Garden City Telegram

Political ads and other lies

I read in The Telegram that a Kansas Republican legislator was strong-armed by a Koch lobbyist for failing to show absolute loyalty to the big oil godfathers.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Sam Brownback, US Governors

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Public interviews set for Kansas Supreme Court applicants

Applicants to fill a vacant seat on the Kansas Supreme Court will be interviewed Aug. 4 and 5 in Topeka in the first interview session open to the public, according to a news release from the Office of Judicial Administration.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Wichita, KS, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Governors

Great Bend Tribune

Kansas wheat meetings and wheat U approach

Wheat harvest has mostly wrapped up and temperatures have increased, so take a few days and cool off at Kansas Wheat's Annual Meeting and High Plains Journal's Wheat U on Aug. 4 and 5 in Wichita.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Events, Sedgwick County, KS, Meteorology, Science, Agriculture

The Capital-Journal

Study up on the list of Kansas candidates running for office.

From this weblink you will find the list of Kansas offices up for election including a map showing the four US Kansas Congressional Districts provided by the nationalatlas.gov weblink.

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Related Topix: Topeka, KS, Emporia, KS

The Wichita Eagle

'Two very different kinds of mindsets' come to fore in Pompeo, Tiahrt race

On a boiling afternoon in downtown Augusta, Mike Pompeo has finally rolled up the sleeves of his white dress shirt and loosened his tie as he visits stores and businesses along State Street.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Mike Pompeo, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Todd Tiahrt, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Jerry Moran, Stafford County, KS

The Capital-Journal

Child abuse reports, foster care placements rising in state

The number of children in state custody has risen to record levels in Kansas, correlating with a rising number of child abuse and neglect complaints.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Wichita, KS, Sedgwick County, KS, Lenexa, KS

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Northeast Kansas happenings

Highlights will include exhibits, livestock sales, carnival and the fair parade and talent show on Wednesday, July 30. a- The Riley County Fair, featuring 4-H events, pedal tractor pull, carnival and fair food, will be from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday and Monday, July 27-28, in CiCo Park, 110 Courthouse Plaza in Manhattan.

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Related Topix: Jackson County, KS, Holton, KS, Riley County, KS, Manhattan, KS, Douglas County, KS

WIBW-TV Topeka

Kansas City Area Clinic To Offer HIV Drug

A Kansas City, Kansas, clinic is offering a medication used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus.

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WIBW-TV Topeka

Union Says Inmate Attacks On Guards Are Rising In Kansas

Rebecca Proctor, Executive Director of the Kansas Organization of State Employees, says there have been 17 inmate-on-staff batteries since June.

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Related Topix: Prison, Kansas Government, Hutchinson Correctional Facility, State Prisons

Pam's House Blend

Chickens Coming Home to Roost in Kansas

Scene: A phone rings in the governor's office in Topeka. Not the official phone on the desk, but the cell phone in the governor's pocket .

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Tea Party, Eric Cantor, US House of Representatives

Examiner.com

Hanna continues his quest at the 104th Kansas Amateur Match Play Championship

The 104th Kansas Amateur Match Play Championship continued on Friday July 25 at the Mission Hills Country Club .

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Related Topix: Leawood, KS, Derby, KS, Hays, KS, Tonganoxie, KS, Wichita, KS

The Garden City Telegram

Accident fatality rates continue to climb on Kansas roads

At least that's what Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Tod Hileman is seeing, and he's spreading the word to halt the trend.

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Related Topix: Grainfield, KS, Sheridan County, KS, Hoxie, KS

Truthdig

Kansas Experiment Blows Up Laboratory of Democracy

When Louis Brandeis wrote in 1932 that a "single courageous state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country," he was suggesting that state innovations might advance reform on the federal level.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Tax

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Freshnews

Kansas City-area luxury dealership fills statewide vehicle void

Drivers looking for pre-owned Mercedes-Benz vehicles near Manhattan, Kansas have a great resource in the local-area Merriam, Kansas dealership, Aristocrat Mercedes-Benz at Aristocrat Motors.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, KS, Manhattan, KS, Merriam, KS

WFAA-TV Dallas

Kansas court overturns brothers' death sentences

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned the death sentences of two brothers convicted of killing four friends who were robbed and forced to engage in sex acts before being shot to death and left in a snow-covered Wichita field.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Wichita, KS, US Governors

The Wichita Eagle

Kansas court overturns brothers' death sentences

In this combination of 2013 photos provided by the Kansas Department of Corrections, is Reginald D. Carr, left, and Jonathan D. Carr.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Violent Crime, Wichita, KS

The Capital-Journal

Fire marshal investigator rules Montara house fire as arson

Firefighters put water on hot spots at a house fire in the Montara neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Fire, Home Gardening, Home

McClatchy

In Kansas, candidates spar over NSA

Todd Tiahrt, Pompeo's challenger in the upcoming Republican primary for Kansas' 4th Congressional District, has seized on the incumbent's proximity to the controversy _ and his voting record _ to attack him.

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Related Topix: Todd Tiahrt, US Politics, Representative Mike Pompeo, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Patriot Act, University of Kansas

WIBW-TV Topeka

Kansas Supreme Court Overturns Brothers' Death Sentences

The Kansas Supreme Court has overturned the death sentences of two brothers convicted of capital murder in the shooting deaths of four people whose bodies were found in a snow-covered Wichita soccer field in 2000.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

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