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4 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

Thrift advocate: Kansas can claim novel savings idea

Thrift advocate David Blankenhorn plunged into planning a state-organized, prize-linked savings program that would build upon vast marketing infrastructure of the Kansas Lottery. Instead of dropping a few bucks on lottery tickets, the "Kansas Saves" initiative would provide an avenue for people to conveniently place small amounts in a savings account.

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

7 hrs ago | Hays Daily News

Business briefcase

Melanie Urban , RN, director of quality and risk management at Hays Medical Center, recently graduated from the Kansas Hospital Association Leadership Institute. The 13th leadership class graduated 32 students Aug. 22 at the Critical Issues Summit in Wichita.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Kansas, Hays Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Wichita, KS, Leavenworth, KS, US Governors, Sam Brownback

11 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Opinion Line

How disheartening it is to see the local media crucify former Police Chief Norman Williams. Maybe he did have a blemish on his record, but evidently not of enough consequence to cause city government to take action.

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

16 hrs ago | Battle Creek Enquirer

Senate race: Claims may cloud truths on environmentSenate race:...

Senate race: Claims may cloud truths on environment Claims in Michigan's Senate race get further explanation and clarification Check out this story on battlecreekenquirer.com: http://bcene.ws/1tQuMsb Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback cast his vote Tuesday morning, Aug. 5, 2014 in Topeka, Kan. Brownback is expected to cruise through his primary against largely unknown challengers.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Carl Levin, Republican, US Governors, Sam Brownback, Detroit, MI

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Hays Daily News

School efficiency

It is somewhat fitting the Kansas gubernatorial candidates are criticizing each other's selections for the K-12 Student Performance and Efficiency Commission. One can't have enough topics that allow differentiation for voters.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Kansas, US Governors, Sam Brownback, Education Etc., Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Opinion

Daily Kos

KS-Gov: Paul Davis (D) Slams Sam Brownback (R) Over Steep Education Cuts In New Ad

From the early beginnings in one room schoolhouses, to the award winning schools in neighborhoods across the state, Kansans take pride in our public schools. The Governor's largest single cut to our schools in state history, his attacks on our teachers and his failed experiment, put the education of an entire generation of Kansas kids in jeopardy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Sam Brownback, US Governors, Kansas, AL, Family, Kids, Liberal Political News

Crooks and Liars

Are Kansas Republicans Heading Towards Disaster?

If you are a big Democratic spender looking to make an impact, you won't find a better place than Kansas. If you are a big Democratic spender looking to make an impact, you won't find a better place than Kansas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Liberal Political News

Examiner.com

States pass anti-bullying legislation

Kansas has passed new anti-bullying legislation designed to protect students from being physically or emotionally harassed by teachers, administrators, and school personnel. On Friday, Governor Sam Brownback signed the new bill into law, which is being named after Shawnee student Loren Wendelburg.

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

The Wichita Eagle

Chapman Rackaway: The choices on our ballots are limiting

For decades, political science's truism about Congress held: People hated the institution but loved their congressman. Things are different in 2014.

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

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Seniors should be concerned about state taking over Medicare

Some GOP state lawmakers are upset that the Johnson County Commission on Aging plans to publish an article critical of the state's plan to assume control of Medicare. Tough.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Kansas, Opinion

KHGI

Stegall to join Kansas Supreme Court on Dec. 5

Stegall currently serves on the Kansas Court of Appeals. Gov. Sam Brownback appointed him to the state's highest court last month.

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

Hays Daily News

AG candidate heralds experience

A military veteran with 32 years of public service experience is running as a Democrat to unseat Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt. A.J. Kotich, a Topeka lawyer, was chief legal counsel for three Kansas state agencies under seven governors.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Kansas, Fort Hays State University, US Governors, Sam Brownback

The Wichita Eagle

Online YouGov poll finds Brownback ahead of Davis, but lead slipping

Gov. Sam Brownback leads Democrat Paul Davis in an online poll , paid for by the New York Times and CBS, but his lead has lessened since July. Brownback leads Davis 43 percent to 39 percent, according the poll by the British firm YouGov released this week.

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

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Deseret News

David Blankenhorn: Prize-linked savings programs a win-win option over lotteries

The state of Kansas was all set to start a prize-linked savings program that would help people save money rather than spend it on lotteries and gambling - then the governor reversed and turned to state-operated casinos. Large and growing numbers of American households don't save much.

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

New Hampshire Public Radio -

In Kansas Governor's Race, A Tale Of Two States

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback listens while his Democratic challenger Paul Davis answers a question during their first debate at the Kansas State Fair. Kansas has become such a reliably red state that when election years roll around, the result seems a foregone conclusion.

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

The Washington Post

The 8 things you didna t read today (but should have).

US President Barack Obama talks on the phone with King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, September 10, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images "Your knowledge doesn't match your malice."

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

The Wichita Eagle

GOP wants Paul Davis appointee removed from school task force

Gov. Sam Brownback and some Republican state senators say a man appointed by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis to a school efficiency task force should be removed because of comments he made in 2011 about school consolidation. Davis appointed John Vratil, a Republican who is a former vice president of the Kansas Senate, to the task force.

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

Politico

GOP scrambles to save Roberts

The GOP's political machine is kicking into overdrive to save a Senate seat in Kansas that's suddenly complicating its path to the majority. With polls showing Sen. Pat Roberts in serious trouble against independent Greg Orman, top Senate Republicans including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah are leaning on big-ticket donors to fill the long-time Kansas senator's campaign coffers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul, Orrin Hatch

The Wichita Eagle

Opinion Line

There are places in Kansas where you still can't buy a cold beer on a hot day: Clay County just rejected a liquor-by-the-drink petition. And we have people pushing for more relaxed pot laws in Kansas? Really? In whose lifetime? Fighting ISIS is not starting a new war, but a continuation of the existing war on terror.

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

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Jonathan and Reginald Carr death sentences overturned

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned death sentences for Jonathan and Reginald Carr, brothers convicted of murdering five people in one of Wichita's most notorious crime sprees. The state's high court in separate rulings issued Friday unanimously struck down three of each man's four capital murder convictions in the Dec. 15, 2000, execution-style killings of four people in a snow-covered soccer field.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Wichita, KS, Violent Crime

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