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  1. With New Law, Life Just Got 'A Lot Harder' for Poor in KansasRead the original story

    Thursday | Common Dreams

    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, pictured, signed a controversial welfare bill into law Thursday that places strict limits on benefits. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback on Thursday signed a controversial welfare bill into law that places strict limits on welfare benefits, how long recipients may get them, and how they are-and are not-allowed to spend them.


  2. Shawnee Co. Jail critically understaffedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | KSNT-TV Topeka

    The Kansas Department of Corrections says hiring is an issue at facilities all over the state. The average facility is understaffed by 10 percent.


  3. Parkinson appoints Thornton to head the KS Department of CommerceRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2009 | Examiner.com

    William Thornton, a member of the Kansas Board of Regents, was tapped by Gov. Mark Parkinson for lead the state's primary economic development agency. Thornton replaces David Kerr, who announced Thursday a decision to leave the commerce department to become Missouri's director of the Department of Economic Development.


  4. Parkinson still says noRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2009 | Examiner.com

    The former Republican who switched to the Democratic party to run with Kathleen Sebelius, is sticking to his previous plan to return to private business following his stint as governor. No Democrat has stepped up to the plate to take on likely Republican candidate, Sen. Sam Brownback.


  5. Editorial: Benefits of border war difficult to measureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Capital-Journal

    WireCo WorldGroup will receive more than $8.6 million in incentives to move its headquarters from Missouri to Kansas this summer because 185 jobs also will cross the state line. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that because the jobs are moving, WireCo is eligible for the incentives through the Promoting Employment Across Kansas program.


  6. Junction City man arrested for having drugs near a schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | The Capital-Journal

    A man who was allegedly had packaged marijuana intended for sale near a school in Junction City is under arrest according to a news release from a local drug operations group. Mark Viloria, 32, was arrested around 4:40 p.m. Tuesday when the Junction City-Geary County Drug Operations Group initiated a traffic stop in the 500 block of W. 12th street.


  7. Report: Kansas tax system puts higher burden on poorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | The Capital-Journal

    The poorest Kansans pay more than 10 percent of their income in taxes, while some of the richest pay less than 4 percent, according to a report from a left-leaning think tank. The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy examined each state's income, sales, excise and property taxes to determine how much the average person at various income levels would pay. 1 comment

  8. Shawnee County sweep uncovers 29 noncompliant sex offendersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | The Capital-Journal

    A four-day operation to verify the registration compliance of convicted sex offenders in Shawnee County uncovered 29 instances of noncompliance, law enforcement officials said Monday. The operation, called Capital City Cleanup, involved local, state and federal officers making more than 350 personal verification checks on convicted sex offenders from April 8-11.


  9. Vietnam vet surprised over reason for license-plate denialRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 11 | CBS Atlanta

    A man accused of plotting a suicide bomb attack on a Kansas military base to help the Islamic State group is mentally ill and was acting strangely days before his arrest, according to a Muslim cleric who said he... John T. Booker Jr. struck others as strange or even troubled but also as a young man not shy about discussing his faith as a Muslim or debating Islamic philosophy at the Topeka mosque he attended. His name tag at his last... A pedestrian was killed and another injured when they were struck by a car fleeing police during a wild chase through San Francisco, and the suspects involved were still on the loose Saturday.


  10. Brownback signs juvenile offender legislationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | The Capital-Journal

    Gov. Sam Brownback signed legislation standardizing risk assessment for young offenders and allowing incarceration of teens convicted as adults in Kansas' juvenile facilities. That package included House Bill 2006, which grants disabled U.S. veterans free parking in public facilities served by an attendant, and House Bill 2192 creating a fund at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for remediation of contaminated sites where no party was held responsible for the cleanup.


  11. Senate approves Governor's cabinet appointmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | The Gardner News and The Spring Hill New Era

    The Kansas Senate on April 2 approved Governor Sam Brownback's cabinet nominees, Dr. Susan Mosier as Secretary of Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and Colonel Mark A. Bruce as Superintendent of Kansas Highway Patrol. "I'm pleased the Senate confirmed both these nominees, seeing in them the same qualifications and leadership I do," Governor Brownback said.


  12. Barton County Man Sentenced To Hard 25 For MurderRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | WIBW-TV Topeka

    A Barton County man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for at least 25 years District Court Judge Ron Svaty sentenced Chapman to life in the Kansas Department of Corrections without eligibility for parole for 25 years Thursday morning.


  13. Students express concern over discrimination lawsRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 9 | Collegio

    When Gov. Sam Brownback repealed former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' executive order that protected state employees from harassment and discrimination for sexual orientation or gender equality, Pittsburg State University was quick to be reassured by Steve Scott, university president, that nothing would be changing in the Jungle when it came to the university's stance against discrimination of any nature. However, not too far away from Kansas, Indiana is in the firing zone for a newly signed SB 536, or the "Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act."


  14. Bedbug-sniffing dogs added to $7K cost for Docking pest exterminationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | The Capital-Journal

    Kansas spent about $7,760 eradicating the Docking State Office Building of pests late last year and early this year. Multiple floors of the building in the 900 block of S.W. Harrison were treated in December for bedbugs.


  15. City council will have four new members in Schumm, Coen, Clear and Jensen after two incumbents loseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | The Capital-Journal

    The Topeka City Council will have four new members after the defeat of two incumbents in Tuesday's general election. District 2 Councilman TJ Brown and District 8 Councilman Nathan Schmidt were defeated by opponents Sandra Clear and Jeffrey Coen, respectively.


  16. Kansas to break new ground in demeaning the poor?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Los Angeles Times

    ... (no ATM withdrawals of more than $25 a day). The measure is part and parcel of an alarming trend in Kansas government and politics. It follows a decree that the ultra-conservative Brownback issued in February rescinding state employees' protections ...


  17. USD 501 candidate responses, district 3, position 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 4 | The Capital-Journal

    How long have you resided in this school district? Did you attend the district yourself or do you have children or other relatives that attended or are attending school in this district? How have you engaged with the district ? Have you worked for this district or do you have family members who work for the district? What is your profession? FLEMING : I am a life long resident of Topeka. My wife and I and our three grown daughters attended Topeka schools K through 12. My three grown grandchildren all attended Topeka Schools and I have a fifth grade granddaughter enrolled at McEachron.


  18. State ramps up pressure against Wichita marijuana initiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 3 | The Capital-Journal

    Some lawmakers and state officials tried on Friday to rally opposition to a Wichita ballot initiative believed to be the first in Kansas that seeks to ease penalties for first-time possession of small amounts of marijuana. A handful of legislators were joined by top state officials at a news conference to say the city has no legal authority to adopt an ordinance that conflicts with state law - even if voters approve the ballot initiative during Tuesday's local election.


  19. Figeac Aero economic development incentivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 3 | Voice For Liberty in Wichita

    Wichita politicians, economic development officials, and civic leaders bemoan the lack of incentives Wichita can offer. A deal under consideration illustrates what is really available.


  20. Brownback guns permit-free: Concealed carry in Kansas exempts training on gunsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 3 | Examiner.com

    The Kansas State Senate approved a new bill Wednesday that would allow people to carry concealed weapons without a permit and without having to take safety training classes. Gov. Sam Brownback signed a permit-free bill on concealed carry of guns.