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2 hrs ago | The Bulletin

Goodbye Education

Why would a state who is host to one of the best teacher's colleges in the nation even consider creating a bill that strips teachers of their rights? It seems that our great and wise state of Kansas is in the news more often than not.

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Related Topix: Republican, US Politics, Opinion

6 hrs ago | KMBC-TV

Interfaith service to honor shooting victims

An interfaith service Thursday will honor victims of shootings at Jewish centers in Overland Park, Kan., on Sunday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Overland Park, KS, Park, KS

10 hrs ago | ABC News

AG Holder to Speak at Ceremony for Kansas Victims

Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to attend a service for the three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.

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

12 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Few answers on why earthquakes are shaking Kansas

Comments may be sent to Kansas Corporation Commission, Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, 1500 S.W. Arrowhead Road, Topeka, KS 66604, or sent by e-mail to public.affairs@kcc.ks.gov or by calling 800-662-0027.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Kansas, Protection, KS, Topeka, KS, Geology, Science

17 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Eagle editorial: WSUa s ambition vision

Wichita State University president John Bardo's ambitious vision of an urban institution on the leading edge of high-tech job creation and business innovation is coming into focus, having just gained impressive support from NetApp and the Kansas Legislature.

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

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Kansas educators upset over school funding bill

It seemed like a victory for Kansas educators when the state Supreme Court ruled last month that Kansas had created "unconstitutional, wealth-based disparities" among its school districts, and ordered the state to remedy the problem by July 1. But the way the state has gone about complying with that decision leaves some educators feeling that they ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Education Etc., US Governors, Sam Brownback

The Wichita Eagle

Brownback orders flags at half-staff for Overland Park shooting victims

Gov. Sam Brownback ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Thursday and Friday in Kansas to honor the victims of Sunday's shootings in Overland Park.

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SFGate

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback adjusts 8-year-old Brad Eckart's tie... Photo-photo.5405880

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback adjusts 8-year-old Brad Eckart's tie before taking a group photo with parents of children with autism who supported a new law requiring limited health insurance coverage for treatment, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Overland Park.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Sam Brownback, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Science / Technology

Daily Kos

NYTimes: Kathleen Sebelius for Senate-KS 2014?

You can't make this stuff up so I'm going to take the New York Times seriously on this.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, Publishing, Media, New Times, Kansas Government, Kansas, Sam Brownback

Voice For Liberty in Wichita

Kansas school finance reporting and opinion

Republicans concede bill would let teachers be fired without cause "Statehouse Republicans are having to abandon a key talking point in their effort to defuse teacher anger over an anti-tenure bill the Legislature passed a week ago, conceding the bill would allow school districts to fire veteran teachers without having to give a reason why.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Education Etc., US Governors, Sam Brownback, Kansas, Opinion

The Wichita Eagle

Eagle editorial: School-finance bill disrespects teachers

Since the school-finance bill that eroded teacher rights passed both chambers of the Legislature on April 6, some GOP leaders have argued that provision doesn't do what it does.

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Related Topix: Social Software, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Opinion

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Will Brownback sign school finance bill? Emporia, Wichita audiences hear different answers

President of USW Local 241 Robert Cammarn holds a sign in front of El Dorado Civic Center, where Gov. Sam Brownback was scheduled to appear for the Governor's One-Shot Turkey Hunt on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS, US Governors, Sam Brownback, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Emporia, KS

MyFoxPhilly

Supremacist ID'd As Suspect In Kansas Deadly Shootings

The man accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Kansas, Johnson County, KS, Overland Park, KS, Olathe, KS

Bellingham Herald

Praeger, Kansas groups urge health compact veto

Praeger, who is not seeking re-election, said there were too many unknowns about the compact and what impact it may have on federal health programs in Kansas, including Medicare for senior citizens.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, Sam Brownback, 2012 Presidential Election, Medicare, Health

ThinkProgress

Governor Bans Minimum Wage Increases And Paid Sick Leave Laws

At a time when many states and cities are working passing minimum wage increases, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has gone in the opposite direction and signed a law banning cities from passing higher wages .

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The Wichita Eagle

Kansas views on due process, court authority, health-club bill

Due process – An amendment to the school-funding bill that eliminates teacher due-process rights was backed by the conservative special-interest group Americans for Prosperity.

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The Wichita Eagle

In Wichita, Brownback neither praises nor criticizes measure stripping K-12 teacher tenure rights

A group of retired teachers hold up signs in front of where Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback was appearing at Wichita State University.

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

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Ark Valley News

Union: Legislation an attack on teachers

Union: Legislation an attack on teachers By Chris Strunk Last Updated: April 10, 2014 Bill would strip away due process rights Legislation that was supposed to address inequities in public school funding in Kansas was instead an attack on teachers, the Valley Center teachers union and others said this week.

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The Wichita Eagle

Some relief for Kansans in seeing Sebelius go

For Kansans who felt some guilt by association during the worst of the passage and rollout of the Affordable Care Act, there is some relief in seeing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius step down .

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

The Capital-Journal

Kansas court furloughs possible as budget covers $2M of $8.25M shofrtfall

State court officials are unsure whether a Kansas budget approved this year by the Legislature will allow them to avoid furloughs for employees, while still providing additional funding for operations and a new document system.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Sedgwick County, KS, Wichita, KS, US Governors, Sam Brownback

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