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32 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

Business Journal

Kansas insurers to return $3.6M in Affordable Care Act-related refunds

Kansas insurance companies will return about $3.6 million of the premiums paid by individuals and small groups enrolled in their plans.

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The Macon Telegraph

Kansas issues public health warnings for 7 lakes

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued warnings for high levels of the toxic algae in seven lakes.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Sunherald.com

Roberts touts farm expertise as Wolf criticizes ad

The 60-second spot, which began this week and will run until the Aug. 5 Republican primary, says Wolf doesn't understand agriculture and can't be counted upon to defend federal subsidies for crop insurance.

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

The Capital-Journal

Kansas candidates make last-minute cash appeals

Candidates for political office in Kansas made last-moment appeals Thursday to generate a rush of donations and bolster the bottom line before release of new finance reports that serve as measure of campaign traction.

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

The Wichita Eagle

Endorsements: Kansas House

The following are The Eagle editorial board's recommendations in the contested area races for Kansas House.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS, US News, Maize, KS, Valley Center, KS

WIBW-TV Topeka

3 Men Convicted In $17 Million Drug Conspiracy

After a trial that lasted almost a month, a federal grand jury has convicted two Lawrence men and a California man in a conspiracy that brought $17 million in drugs to Kansas.

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Related Topix: Drugs

The Washington Post

More GOP infighting in Kansas, as a literal food fight ensues

Kansas is suddenly a hotbed of intra-party GOP conflict . You may be familiar with the revolt of more than 100 Republican officials who chose to endorse a Democratic candidate for governor instead of the incumbent, Gov. Sam Brownback .

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

New Hampshire Public Radio -

A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future

Paul Davis, third from left, the presumed Democratic nominee for Kansas governor, receives the endorsements of more than 100 current and former Republican politicians on July 15, 2014, in Topeka, Kan.

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

WNYC-AM New York

A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future

Kansas's Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is locked in an unexpectedly tough re-election battle for doing exactly what he said he would do - cut taxes.

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

WIBW-TV Topeka

Kansas Consumers Getting Insurance Refunds Totaling $3.6m

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced Thursday that 59,966 consumers in Kansas will benefit from $3,615,148 in refunds from insurance companies this summer, averaging $89 per family, because of the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Brownback urges compromise on Kansas energy rule

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback answers questions for reporters during an impromptu visit to The Associated Press office at the Statehouse, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Topeka, Kan.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US Governors, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, Topeka, KS

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Daily Kos

Margie Wakefield: Kansas CD-2; "One of the Best Campaigns in the Country"

People who attended Netroots Nation sat through a lot of panels regarding the role of women candidates in upcoming races.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Lynn Jenkins, Republican, US House of Representatives, Sam Brownback, US Senate, US Governors

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