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  1. Utah woman wears colander for driver's license photoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | Denver Post

    A Utah woman says she encountered only brief resistance when she recently had her driver's license photo taken while wearing a colander on her head as a religious statement. Asia Lemmon, whose legal name appears on her driver's license as Jessica Steinhauser, said the pasta strainer represents her beliefs in the satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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  2. Gay Couples Sue Over Kansas Tax Filing PolicyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2013 | EDGE

    Two married gay couples in Kansas are suing to overturn a state policy preventing them from filing joint state income tax returns, arguing that the requirement is discriminatory and puts the couples "in second-tier" unions. But the attorney representing the two couples said Tuesday that the lawsuit in Shawnee County District Court is not a broad attack on the refusal by Kansas to recognize same-sex marriages that are legally granted in other states.

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  3. Kansas won't issue new driver's licenses to married gay couplesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | KCTV5

    Gay couples are legally getting married in Kansas, but the state is refusing to allow couples to change their names on their driver's licenses to reflect their new married status. Some couples are disappointed to leave the courthouse with their marriage license only to find out that Kansas won't allow them to change their surname.

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  4. Pastafarian former porn star Asia Lemmon allowed to wear colander in driving licence photoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Independent

    Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies A former porn star in Utah has been allowed to wear a colander on her head in a photo for her driving license because of her Pastafarian beliefs. 1 comment

  5. Petition seeks House speaker's ouster as leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Greenwich Citizen

    Kansas Democrats are seeking to remove House Speaker Ray Merrick from his leadership post because of disparaging remarks he made about government employees, but party leaders acknowledge they don't have much of a say in who holds that position. Merrick, a Stilwell Republican, told The Wichita Eagle last weekend that government workers produce nothing, and are a net consumer whose employment amounts to a Democratic jobs program that doesn't stimulate the economy.

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  6. Kansas agencies not recognizing gay marriages yetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Greenwich Citizen

    Same-sex couples can get married in Kansas, but state agencies will not change policies that would allow them to do such things as legally change their names, government officials said. Gov. Sam Brownback 's administration will not make any policy changes to recognize same-sex couples while it defends the Kansas' gay marriage ban against a federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union , Brownback spokeswoman Eileen Hawley said Wednesday.

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  7. Kansas Agencies Not Recognizing Gay MarriagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WIBW-TV Topeka

    Gay couples in Kansas can get married, but the state isn't yet allowing them to change their last names on their driver's licenses. The Wichita Eagle reports that state government agencies under Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's direction aren't yet changing their policies on recognizing marriages.

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  8. Gruber Earned $5.2 Million from Obamacare DeceptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Breitbart.com

    MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, the Obamacare architect who bragged about deceiving the "stupid" American people to secure passage of the bill, has been paid an estimated $5.2 million by the federal government and 12 state governments for consulting services to assist in the design and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Breitbart News exchanged emails with Professor Gruber on Tuesday in an attempt to confirm this estimate, but Gruber would neither confirm nor deny the amounts.

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  9. Kansas agencies not recognizing same-sex marriages despite court rulingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Wichita Eagle

    Although same-sex couples can legally marry in Kansas after a string of court decisions, state agencies are not offering them the same treatment as newly married heterosexual couples. State offices will not change their policies while the state appeals the federal ruling that overturned Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage, the governor's office said Wednesday.

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  10. Police investigate former Portland man's suspicious death in KansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | The Oregonian

    Law enforcement authorities are investigating the suspicious death of a former Oregon man whose body was found Saturday, Nov. 15, inside a car in a ditch north of Galva, Kansas. The McPherson County Sheriff's Office and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation are conducting a joint investigation and they have identified three persons of interest, according to a press release.

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  11. Utah Woman Wears Colander For Driver's License PhotoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Insurance Journal West

    A Utah woman says she encountered only brief resistance when she recently had her driver's license photo taken while wearing a colander on her head as a religious statement. Asia Lemmon, whose legal name appears on her driver's license as Jessica Steinhauser, said the pasta strainer represents her beliefs in the satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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  12. KU announces Kansas Certified Public Manager Program graduates for 2014Read the original story

    Wednesday Nov 19 | University of Kansas

    The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced the 2014 graduates of the Kansas Certified Public Manager program. The graduation ceremony will take place Friday, Nov. 21, in the House Chamber at the Capitol in Topeka.

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  13. Woman wears colander for driver's license photoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | The Fresno Bee

    Asia Lemmon, whose legal name appears on her driver's license as Jessica Steinhauser, is shown wearing a metal colander on her head on her Utah driver's license in this undated photo. Lemmon says the pasta strainer represents her beliefs in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and says state employees took the photo after she presented them with documents on religious freedom.

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  14. GOP lawmaker: Government employees "produce nothing"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Salon

    In the wake of dismal revenue figures indicating that Kansas will need to come up with $279 million in savings by June, the Republican speaker of the state House of Representatives is calling for drastic cuts to government services rather than increased taxation, asserting that government public employees "produce nothing." "Government employees produce nothing.

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  15. Ex-porn star wears colander for driver's license photoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | The Arizona Republic

    A Utah woman says she encountered only brief resistance when she recently had her driver's license photo taken while wearing a colander on her head as a religious statement. Ex-porn star wears colander for driver's license photo A Utah woman says she encountered only brief resistance when she recently had her driver's license photo taken while wearing a colander on her head as a religious statement. 18 comments

  16. Ex-porn star Asia Lemmon becomes fourth 'pastafarian' in U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Daily Mail

    Religious grounds: Asia Lemmon, whose legal name appears on her driver's license as Jessica Steinhauser, said the strainer represents her beliefs A retired adult film star in heavily-Mormon Utah has become the fourth person in the United States to be granted permission to have her driver's license photo taken while wearing a colander on her head as a religious statement. Asia Lemmon, whose legal name appears on her driver's license as Jessica Steinhauser, said the pasta strainer represents her beliefs in the satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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  17. Utah woman wears colander for license photo in honor of Flying Spaghetti MonsterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | Salt Lake Tribune

    KUTV Asia Lemmon, whose legal name appears on her driveris license as Jessica Steinhauser, recently had her driveris license photo taken while wearing a colander on her head as a religious statement. She said the pasta strainer represents her beliefs in the satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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  18. Unusual 'Hat'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A Utah woman says she encountered only brief resistance when she recently had her driver's license photo taken while wearing a colander on her head as a religious statement. Asia Lemmon, whose legal name appears on her driver's license as Jessica Steinhauser, said the pasta strainer represents her beliefs in the satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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  19. Woman wears colander for driver's license photoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Seattle Times

    A Utah woman says she encountered only brief resistance when she recently had her driver's license photo taken while wearing a colander on her head as a religious statement. Asia Lemmon, whose legal name appears on her driver's license as Jessica Steinhauser, is shown wearing a metal colander on her head on her Utah driver's license in this undated photo.

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  20. Strained but true - it's head legalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | Independent.ie

    Asia Lemmon wears a colander on her head on her Utah driving licence to reflect her beliefs in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster You might think transport staff would apply the brakes if you turned up with a driving licence photo of you with a colander on your head. But Asia Lemmon said faces drained only briefly when she presented the photo to Utah authorities - they had to spray by the rules because the headgear is a religious statement.

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