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10 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

Kansas governor boasts of one-point lead

Gov. Sam Brownback is touting a new campaign poll giving him a one-point lead, showing just how competitive the Kansas gubernatorial race has become.

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

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Iola woman gets 8 years on meth charges

A 35-year-old Iola woman has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison on charges of possessing and distributing methamphetamine.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Woman who sued TMTA, USD 501 not giving up

Legally blind Colorado resident Leila Marie McCoy said Monday she isn't giving up on her legal action a federal judge dismissed in May seeking $25 million from Topeka Unified School District 501, the Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority, Topeka lawyer Renee Netherton, the state of Kansas and the Kansas Department for Children and Families.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Kansas

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Central Ohio

Kansas governor faces tax cut challenge

Part two: The political impact of an economic issue that Republicans have been using for more than four decades - tax cuts.

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Related Topix: Kansas, Tax, US News

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Daily Kos

Kansas Democrat Endorses Independent Greg Orman

There are times in a political party where the calculations that are made go far beyond dollars and cents, beyond party loyalty, and straight to the fact that the people who are involved in a race are also human beings.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Pat Roberts, Representative Tim Huelskamp, Sam Brownback, Kansas

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Miami Herald

Gov. Christie stumps for Kansas Gov. Brownback

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is lending Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback support in his tougher-than-expected race against Democrat Paul Davis.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Chris Christie, Kansas, US Governors, Representative Mary Fallin, US House of Representatives

KAKE

I-Team Scam Alert: Kansans threatened over tax debts.

Customers have alerted the Kansas Department of Revenue to fraud schemes where taxpayers are threatened with garnishment if they don't pay a tax debt.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

November ballot measure could legalize raffles for Kansas nonprofits

For years, Kansas school groups, churches and charities have raised money by selling raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes - televisions, iPads, autographed basketballs or tickets to concerts.

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Related Topix: Kansas, Life, Charity , Wichita, KS

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Opinion Line Extra

Gov. Sam Brownback says he is ready to "hit the accelerator" on his "road map." He may discover that he has already run that program out of gas.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Sam Brownback, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Representative Mike Pompeo, US House of Representatives, Pat Roberts, Kansas, Opinion

Wed Aug 13, 2014

OttawaHerald.com

Polls: Dems closing gap in tight races for governor, US Senate

In a contentious race for Kansas governor, Democrat challenger Paul Davis has flipped incumbent Republican Sam Brownback's lead in the polls, according to Rasmussen Reports, a top national pollster.

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

The Wichita Eagle

Martin Hawver: Get ready for budget mess

About the same time as the general election in November, the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group will announce the state's official revenue estimate for the rest of this fiscal year and make its projection for the next fiscal year.

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Related Topix: Kansas, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Opinion, Entertainment

Tue Aug 12, 2014

OregonLive.com

Summer Adventures in Kansas: Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, a...

Believe it or not, tallgrass prairie once covered over 170 million acres of North America.

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Related Topix: Kansas, US National Parks, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, Travel

Medical News

Feds say Texas responsible for unnecessary Medicaid spending

Texas Tribune : Feds: Texas Responsible For Misspent Medicaid Dollars Texas is "ultimately responsible" for millions of misspent Medicaid dollars, according to a new federal audit, because a state agency failed to properly oversee the contractor that reviewed the medical necessity of Medicaid claims.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Texas Government, Texas, Orthodontics, Kansas, Medicine

Mon Aug 11, 2014

KMIZ

Kansas runs afoul of the SEC over pensions

The commission says the state's public employees' retirement system committed securities fraud by not telling investors how underfunded the pensions of its 155,000 workers were.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Kansas, Pension, Personal Finance, US Governors

The Capital-Journal

Kansas health care finance director to keep job

Physician and former state Rep. Susan Mosier is staying on as director of the division of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment overseeing programs that provide health care coverage for the state's residents.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

SFGate

Kansas attorney general to appeal capital rulings

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

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Related Topix: Kansas, US News, US Supreme Court, Violent Crime

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Daily Kos

ACA Signups: What's the matter with Kansas

Yesterday, the Big News on the ACA front was a new state-by-state survey from Gallup which showed the overall impact to date on total uninsured rates across the country.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Kansas, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Governors, Kathleen Sebelius

Real Clear Politics

Roberts Survives Tea Party Challenge in Kansas

Add Pat Roberts to the growing list of GOP senators who have survived Tea Party challenges during the primary season, distinguishing this cycle from the history-making midterms four years ago, which sent several longtime lawmakers home.

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

Tue Aug 05, 2014

KTUL-TV Tulsa

Kansas GOP Sen. Roberts grabs early primary lead

The Fire Department of New York says a traffic accident apparently involving two double-decker tour buses in the city's Theater District has injured eight people.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Kansas, Prison, US Supreme Court

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Kansas GOP Sen. Roberts faces tea party challenge

Mike Bishop walks in the rain to vote at the Rochester Community House in Rochester, Mich.

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Related Topix: Todd Tiahrt, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Mike Pompeo, Representative Tim Huelskamp, US Senate, Pat Roberts, Representative Justin Amash, Kansas

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