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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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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5 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Two Wichita-area teachers named finalists for Kansas Teacher of the Year

Dennis Munk, a physical education teacher at Campus High School in the Haysville district, and Lisa Holt, a special education teacher at Country View Elementary School in Winfield, have been named Region 4 finalists for the 2015 Kansas Teacher of the Year award. Each received a $2,000 cash award and now are eligible to be named Kansas Teacher of the Year on Nov. 22. Munk and Holt were among six teachers selected as semifinalists in the Region 4 area, which covers the 4th Congressional District.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Haysville, KS

17 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

Relihan: Highs in 70s, chance of rain today

Cool temperatures in the 70s will return on Monday, and northeast Kansas residents should keep an eye to the sky for the chance of precipitation. "It will be partly sunny today with a chance for widely scattered showers and possibly a thundershower," says 580 WIBW Radio meteorologist Dave Relihan.

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Related Topix: Weather, Hurricane Odile, Hurricane

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Kansas City Symphony, Joyce DiDonato, can there be a better season opening

The Kansas Symphony opened its 2014 - 2015 season Friday night at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, featuring Kansas City mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato , singing songs of Maurice Ravel and Richard Strauss . The program began with Bacchanale, a five minute piece by Amnerican composer, Charles Tomlinson Griffes .

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Classical, Luciano Pavarotti, Pavarotti

The Wichita Eagle

Kansas has sent only one Johnson Countian to Senate

If Greg Orman manages to deny Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., a fourth term, the Olathe businessman would be only the second Johnson Countian elected to represent Kansas in the U.S. Senate and the first since 16-year Sen. James Pearson of Prairie Village left office in 1978. Though Johnson County is now Kansas' most populous, eclipsing Sedgwick County by about 61,000 residents, the Kansas Historical Society website shows senators as having hailed more often from Shawnee , Sedgwick and Leavenworth counties.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Olathe, KS, Prairie Village, KS, Johnson County, KS, Sedgwick County, KS, Opinion

The Wichita Eagle

Kansas educators, students prepare for Celebrate Freedom Week, Constitution Day

Most don't understand representative government. They're not sure what it means for people "peaceably to assemble."

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The Wichita Eagle

Ad Astra: Kansas elections that changed history

Missouri "border ruffians" invaded the territory to cast ballots in favor of a pro-slavery legislature and to intimidate abolitionist voters. In her book "Bleeding Kansas: Contested Liberty in the Civil War Era," Nicole Etcheson writes that "Missouri River ferries carried eight hundred men a day, for three days prior to the election across the river.

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Related Topix: Leavenworth, KS, Topeka, KS, Wichita, KS, Washburn University

The Capital-Journal

Analysis: Kobach at center of drama in U.S. Senate race

Secretary of State Kris Kobach's position as chief Kansas elections officer is allowing him to play a marquee role in the political drama surrounding Democrat Chad Taylor's attempt to get off the ballot in the U.S. Senate race. Taylor ended his campaign last week, nudged out of the race against three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts by Democrats who viewed independent candidate Greg Orman as the stronger rival and wanted to consolidate most of the anti-Roberts vote behind Orman.

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

The Capital-Journal

KU Baby Lab studies brain development

Ten-month-old Max Lyon smiled when a Sesame Street character appeared on a TV screen. He got startled when a jack popped out of a jack-in-the-box.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Small Kansas towns seeing movie theater revival

In an era where watching movies is as easy as logging onto the Internet or making a selection from a supermarket display, small communities across Kansas are reviving old theaters to give residents a place to socialize while taking in the latest flick. Community-owned theaters have popped up Larned, Tribune, Marysville, St. Francis and many other rural towns, filling a void created over the past several decades as many of the theaters fell victim to multiplex theaters were built in surrounding communities.

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater

The Bennington Banner

Miss America to buff Atlantic City's image

This struggling seaside gambling resort has been in the national news for all the wrong reasons lately: a rash of casino closings, thousands of unemployed workers, and a domestic violence case involving a former NFL star. But for three hours Sunday night, America will get a different look at Atlantic City.

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Salon

Savage capitalism: Inside the booming market for serial killers' personal effects

Travel south along Route 69 out of Kansas City for about forty miles and you will reach LaCygne Lake, an otherwise scenic reservoir overshadowed by the coal-fired Kansas City Power & Light electrical power plant that sits on its eastern shore. From there, if you head west along Route 152, you will soon arrive in LaCygne proper, "the City of the Swan on the Marais des Cygnes."

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CBS News

Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and the modern presidency

After binge-watching Ken Burns' latest 14-hour documentary on the Roosevelts, I moved through the world at its deliberate pace. I was scheduled to meet Burns for breakfast and panned across the restaurant looking for him the way his camera helps you find a young FDR in a Harvard group photo.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Lawmakers send letter opposing transplant changes

Fifty-two U.S. House members sent a letter Friday to federal health officials voicing concerns about a proposal to change the map that governs how donated livers are distributed around the country. The letter was written by Kansas Rep. Kevin Yoder, a Republican, and comes in advance of a meeting Tuesday in Chicago to discuss a proposal to redraw the nation's transplant regions.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kevin Yoder

WIBW-TV Topeka

Hospital Ousting Patients Who Use Tobacco

A Kansas hospital has found a way to get patients to observe its no-tobacco rule: They're being sent home. Salina Regional Health Center and its clinics have been tobacco-free since 2007.

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