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26 min ago | 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

1 hr ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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

Sunherald.com

Senator: VA center begged for surgical equipment

Moran, R-Kansas, said the problems at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center put veterans' lives at risk and forced employees to work under conditions of fear and retribution.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Moran, Life, Veteran Affairs, Medicine, Nursing

Examiner.com

Growing evidence: Public backs gun rights, more armed citizens

There is growing anecdotal evidence that the public is not as fearful of firearms as gun prohibitionists contend, as underscored by the national popularity of a "guns welcome" restaurant in Tennessee, an open carry eatery in Colorado , and yesterday's reports of spiking concealed carry licensing in South Carolina and Kansas .

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Colorado, Colorado Government, Guns, Washington, Washington Government

ABC News

Man Charged in Chase in Which Kansas Girl Died

An eastern Kansas man was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and five other counts after an alleged abduction and police chase ended in the death of a 5-year-old girl from a gunshot wound.

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Related Topix: Atchison, KS, Leavenworth County, KS, Leavenworth, KS

The Pitch

Earthquakes in Kansas? The Sunflower State has a case of the shakes

Midwesterners are being reminded almost weekly now that earthquakes aren't just for Californians.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, KS, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

The News Tribune

Audit says Kansas computer system security lacking

It also criticizes the state for not trying harder to make some Kansas agencies comply with a requirement that they provide detail information technology plans, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported .

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Washington Times

Recent Kansas editorials

When Sam Brownback returned to Kansas to take over as governor and launch his next presidential bid, he and his allies probably weren't worried about those moderate Republicans they kicked out of the Legislature.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Ron Paul, US House of Representatives, Opinion

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