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  1. Bill would deny in-state tuition for those in US illegallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | Deseret News

    Kansas state Rep. John Rubin, a Shawnee Republican, testifies during a House Education Committee hearing in favor of a bill to repeal a law giving a tuition break to some higher education students brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The 2004 law allows such students to pay the same lower rates at state universities and colleges as Kansas residents living in the U.S. legally.


  2. Richard Davis: Gay rights, religious rights can share common groundRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | Deseret News

    Tom Witt, executive director of Equality Kansas, the state's leading gay-rights group, at a Statehouse rally Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. The decision by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints last week to support non-discrimination ordinances as long as they include religious exemptions raises the question of whether and how to accommodate gay rights and religious beliefs.


  3. Opponents of medical marijuana bill testify to Kansas SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | Deseret News

    Eric Voth, chairman of the Institute on Global Drug Policy and a Topeka, Kan., doctor, argues during a Kansas Senate committee hearing that marijuana is dangerous and legislation to partially legalize its use would harm public health, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. He says states that have already legalized medical marijuana set bad precedents by circumventing medical approval processes.


  4. Gay couples marry in Kansas despite legal fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | Deseret News

    LuAnn Lewis, right, fights back tears as Nancy Escalante, the supervisor of the marriage license department, left, finalizes her application for a marriage license, Thursday Nov. 13, 2014, at the Shawnee County Courthouse in Topeka, Kan. A U.S. Supreme Court ruling prompted gay couples across Kansas to trickle into county offices to pick up marriage applications Thursday and, while most were uncertain whether they would be allowed to wed, some judges have waived a mandatory waiting period.


  5. Kansas Supreme Court blocks gay marriage licensesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | Deseret News

    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt discusses the legal questions surrounding the state constitution's ban on gay marriage during a briefing for The Associated Press, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. The Kansas Supreme Court has granted a request from Schmidt to block the issuance of marriage licenses to gay couples by a Kansas county.


  6. Utah ape who correctly picked 7 straight Super Bowl winners diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | Deseret News

    Zoo officials say Eli had been exhibiting signs of discomfort and a lack of appetite. Veterinary staff worked closely with ape keepers and, concerned that it was Eli's cancer, conducted an exploratory procedure Saturday.


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