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  1. Endorsements: Secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer, insurance commissionerRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Wichita Eagle

    The following are The Eagle editorial board's recommendations for the Nov. 4 general election for Kansas secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer and insurance commissioner. We offer these recommendations as information to consider as you make up your own mind about the candidates and issues.

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  2. Fact check: No one really knows how much sales tax comes from nonresidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

    Proponents of Shawnee County's half-cent sales tax say outsiders pay 30 cents out of every $1 generated, while some opponents point to state data they say shows that number is only about 4 cents. The truth is that no one knows.

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  3. Marriage is our property! Straight couple alleges in suitRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Seattle Gay News

    In their motion, Phillip W. Unruh and Sandra L. Unruh claim that they have a property right to the name of marriage, and that applying that name to a same-sex relationship amounts to theft. 'Plaintiffs are not content to behave as they wish or to find their own name for their relationship without taking the name Unruhs use for their relationship,' the couple says in their motion.

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  4. SafePlace Lunch, Kirkus Prizes, Serve: Gourmet Gadgets and Goods and Austin Film FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Austin American Statesman

    CHARITY: 'The first 18 years of my life were Outward Bound.' That funny conclusion was reached by Jeannette Walls , author of "The Glass Castle" and speaker at the SafePlace lunch at the Hyatt Regency Austin.

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  5. Brownback Vs. KS Supreme CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | KIXQ-FM Joplin

    Governor. Sam Brownback is endorsing an effort to persuade Kansas voters to remove two justices from the state Supreme Court.

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  6. Brownback Unveils Urban Opportunity Zone PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | WIBW-TV Topeka

    Gov. Sam Brownback has unveiled a new program intended to bring new economic development to financially struggling metropolitan areas in Kansas. Brownback said Thursday his Urban Opportunity Zone initiative will offer tax breaks and other financial incentives to people who start small businesses or other economic activities.

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  7. Governor backs Kansas high court justices' ousterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Greenwich Citizen

    Republican Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday endorsed removing two justices from the Kansas Supreme Court following rulings that overturned the death sentences of two brothers for four killings in Wichita. Brownback said during a Statehouse news conference that he'll vote against retaining Justices Lee Johnson and Eric Rosen on the bench.

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  8. Courthouse 10-23-14Read the original story

    Thursday Oct 16 | Blade-Empire

    District Court CIVIL Settled: In the case of State of Kansas, Cloud County, vs. Shawn J. Kirkman et al, defendant agreed to pay $10,000 in certified funds to the Cloud County Sheriff's Department and plaintiff agreed to release his property, the 2010 Ford F150 Raptor. Midland Funding LLC received a judgment of $2,681.43 plus interest and costs from John H. Hamilton II, Aurora.

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  9. Former Claims Adjuster Must Repay Farm Bureau $20K in Kansas Fraud CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Insurance Journal West

    A former insurance adjuster was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay $20,000 in restitution for insurance fraud involving wrecked vehicles, according to an announcement by the Kansas Insurance Department. The Ford County District Court sentenced Eric Alan Hansen to repay the money to Farm Bureau Insurance because vehicles he reported as totaled and retained by the owners were actually sold by Hansen to a local body shop.

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  10. Orman for SenateRead the original story

    Thursday | Hays Daily News

    Listen to U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., debate or watch his ads on television and you'd swear he was locked in a race with either President Barack Obama or Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Listen to U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., debate or watch his ads on television and you'd swear he was locked in a race with either President Barack Obama or Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

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  11. Opinion LineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Wichita Eagle

    The hue and cry for a travel ban to solve the Ebola crisis brings to mind the old adage that "anything is easy for the guy who doesn't have to do it." This Obama government is going to be politically correct with the Third World countries even if we all have to die of Ebola.

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  12. Kansas Fact Meter: NEA school finance claim partially trueRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Capital-Journal

    Schoolteacher Anton Ahrens' insight into science led to a role in the National Education Association's campaign commercial portraying Gov. Sam Brownback's work in state government a laboratory test unworthy of replication. "As a chemistry teacher," he said on the TV advertisement, "I've seen my share of good experiments and bad ones.

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  13. Desperate Kansas politicians love to dredge up the Carr brothers caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | The Pitch

    Earlier this year, the Kansas Supreme Court overturned death sentences for Reginald and Jonathan Carr, perpetrators of a brutal 2000 quintuple-homicide in Wichita on somewhat of a technicality . If you ask Sam Brownback, somehow this is Paul Davis's fault.

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  14. How the - Wichita Massacre' Became a Factor in the Kansas Gova s RaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | National Review Online

    One of the most horrendous crimes in Kansas's history has become an issue in the state's hard-fought gubernatorial race. Jonathan and Reginald Carr received death sentences from the state more than a decade ago for a crime spree that involved rape, robbery, and murder, and culminated in the "Wichita Massacre" killings of four people and a dog.

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  15. Wichita Senators Seek To Eliminate Food Sales TaxRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | WIBW-TV Topeka

    Two state senators from Wichita say they want to introduce a plan in the Legislature to eliminate sales tax on food purchased for preparation at home. Republican Sen. Michael O'Donnell says he worked on a similar proposal on the tax code during the 2013 legislative session but the House rejected it.

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  16. Wichita senators hope to eliminate sales tax on groceriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | The Capital-Journal

    Two state senators from Wichita say they want to introduce a plan in the Legislature to eliminate sales tax on food purchased for preparation at home. Republican Sen. Michael O'Donnell says he worked on a similar proposal on the tax code during the 2013 legislative session but the House rejected it.

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  17. Voters could make raffles legalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | Great Bend Tribune

    Below is the full text of the constitutional amendment which will appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot regarding the legalization of raffles.

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  18. Wichita senators forming plan to eliminate sales tax on foodRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | The Wichita Eagle

    Even though it may be too late to offset costs for Wichitans if the 1-cent sales tax passes on Nov. 4, two state senators say they want to introduce a plan in the Legislature to eliminate sales tax on food. "Every Kansan eats, so lowering sales tax on food is a benefit to every Kansan, whether you're living off Social Security or a billionaire," said Sen. Michael O'Donnell, R-Wichita, who is working on the measure with Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau, D-Wichita.

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  19. Mike Hall: Numbers man is backRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | The Capital-Journal

    After sitting through a presentation by the people who want us to vote "yes" on extending that special sales tax, I had a few questions. a- Question 1: The supporters say Shawnee County property owners will save money by voting yes because 30 percent of the sales tax collected here comes from people living outside the county.

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  20. Kansas SpeaksRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 21 | Hays Daily News

    Since 1980, the Docking Institute of Public Affairs at Fort Hays State University has helped facilitate public policy development for western and rural Kansas. The research techniques employed by the institute and the accurate readings of public sentiment have made it an invaluable resource for the entire region.

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