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Medical PACs mull stance on Medicaid expansion »


By Andy Marso KHI News Service TOPEKA — Fifteen medical-related political action committees registered with the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission had a total of almost $600,000 cash on hand at the July 24 reporting deadline, and officials from the top PACs said they’re still forming the legislative agendas that may inform how they spend that […]

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Hays woman hospitalized after van hits a deer »


VICTORIA- A woman from Hays was injured in an accident just before 1:30 a.m. on Sunday in Ellis County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Michelle B. Ghumm,46, was west bound on Interstate 70 one mile west of Victoria. The vehicle hit a deer. Ghumm was transported to Hays […]

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Study: Americans endure unwanted care near death »


MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An Institute of Medicine report says Americans often suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die. The “Dying in America” study released Wednesday was done by a panel of 21 experts. It finds that people repeatedly stress a desire to die […]

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Kansas man hospitalized after 3-vehicle accident in the rain »


MAPLE HILL, Kan- A Kansas man was hospitalized in an accident just after 4:30 p.m. on Saturday in Wabaunsee County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2012 Nissan Versa driven by Kelsey Schimmel, 23, Mapel Hill was westbound on Interstate 70 during an intense rainstorm. The Nissan and a 2010 Lincoln MKX driven by Jeanette […]

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GM recalls 221,558 sedans for fire risk »


DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans because the brake pads can stay partially engaged even when they’re not needed, increasing the risk of a fire. The recall involves Cadillacs from the 2013-2015 model years and Impalas from the 2014 and 2015 model years. There are 205,309 vehicles […]

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One hospitalized after Gove Co. accident »


OAKLEY- One person was injured in an accident just before noon on Saturday in Gove County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1989 Honda motorcycle driven by David Foster, 64, Colorado Springs, Colo., was eastbound on Interstate 70 two miles east of Oakley. The vehicle drifted left and went into the median. The driver lost […]

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Wichita State unveils high-tech trading center »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A new high-tech trading center at Wichita State University is designed to prepare students for careers in the financial, commodities and energy trading markets. The Wichita Eagle reports that about 75 people attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for the business school’s Koch Global Trading Center. Located in a renovated 800-square-foot room, […]

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Getaway driver nets 5 years in deadly robbery »


OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A getaway driver in a deadly northeast Kansas liquor store robbery has been sentenced to five years in prison. The Kansas City Star reports that 34-year-old Larry Marshall Jr. received the sentence Friday after testifying last month at the Johnson County trial of his cousin, Bruce Ashley Jr. The trial ended with […]

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KU pathologist welcomes federal initiative to fight antibiotic resistance »


By Bryan Thompson, KPR WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama on Thursday issued an executive order directing the federal government to step up the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. It’s a fight with enormous consequences, according to Rebecca Horvat, who oversees infectious disease testing at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. In that role, […]

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Chrysler recalling nearly 189,000 SUVs »


TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling nearly 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall. The recall covers some 2011 models with 3.6-liter V6 or 5.7-liter V8 engines. Chrysler says a relay can fail, increasing […]

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Tracing shift from everyday American to jihadis »


NANCY BENAC, Associated Press DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press   WASHINGTON (AP) — A college dropout from Florida. A nurse’s aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York. Except for their embrace of Islam, there’s no common profile for the 100-plus Americans who have traveled to Syria to join Islamic fighters […]

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Kansas man dies in truck rollover accident »


WINFIELD, Kan- A Kansas man died in an accident just after 10 p.m. on Friday in Cowley County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1969 Ford Pickup driven by David C. Andreae, 59, Winfield, was westbound on 132nd Street two miles north of Winfield. The truck left the roadway for an unknown reason and rolled. […]

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Kansas receives $3.5M grant to reduce infant mortality »


By KHI NEWS SERVICE KHI News Service TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has been awarded a $3.5 million, five-year Healthy Start grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Healthy Start grants, awarded to 87 organizations in 33 states, will launch projects aimed at reducing infant mortality rates […]

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