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New plan emerges for state-owned casino in Kansas »

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PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — Efforts to develop a state-owned casino in southeast Kansas are getting off the ground with a plan that includes a partnership with a nearby casino in Oklahoma. The state owns casinos in Dodge City, Mulvane and Kansas City, Kansas. But developers have lost interest in the southeast region, partly because of […]

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Obama to raise federal, military pay by 1 percent »

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering civilian federal workers and members of the military a 1 percent pay increase in 2015, the same raise he offered last year citing efforts to keep government costs down during the economic recovery. The new pay raises reflect what Obama proposed in his 2015 budget earlier this […]

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Kansas taxes $4M less than expected in August »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A new report says Kansas collected $4 million less in taxes than expected in August. The Department of Revenue said Friday the state took in $421 million in taxes, about 1 percent below the official forecast of $425 million. The department called revenues flat but said there are signs of economic […]

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Senators, candidates dismiss residency questions »

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BILL BARROW, Associated Press CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Looking for advantages as they battle for Senate control, Republicans and Democrats alike are raising questions about where various senators and candidates say they live. Democrats question whether congressman and Senate candidate Tom Cotton owns property in Arkansas. Republican Bill Cassidy notes that Louisiana […]

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Kansas woman convicted in death of 4-year-old »

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HIAWATHA, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas woman has been convicted in last year’s beating death of her boyfriend’s 4-year-old son. KNZA-FM reports 30-year-old Janice Summerford entered Alford pleas Friday to second-degree murder, child abuse and interfering with law enforcement. An Alford plea does not admit guilt but acknowledges that prosecutors can likely prove the […]

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Huelskamp, Roberts, Moran tour future home of NBAF »

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MANHATTAN, KS – Today Representative Tim Huelskamp along with U.S. Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran received a tour from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security of the future home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kansas on the campus of Kansas State University. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology […]

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Judge: Suspect’s statements in quadruple homicide can be admitted »

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OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has ruled that statements from the suspect in a quadruple homicide in Kansas can be used at his trial. Franklin County District Court Judge Eric Godderz ruled Friday that statements from 29-year-old Kyle Flack will be admitted during his trial in September 2015. Flack is charged in the deaths […]

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Kansas governor names new Supreme Court justice »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback has made State Court of Appeals judge Caleb Stegall his first appointment to the Kansas Supreme Court. Brownback made the announcement Friday morning during a news conference at the Statehouse. The other finalists were state Court of Appeals judge Karen Arnold-Burger and state District Judge Merlin Wheeler. Stegall […]

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Thousands lose power after Kansas car crash UPDATE »

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  WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Most of the thousands of people who lost electricity in south Wichita after a car hit a utility pole have had their power restored. Westar Energy spokeswoman Gina Penzig says 11,600 Wichitans were affected Thursday night after the car overturned and rolled into the power pole. The utility replaced the […]

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Moran reacts to latest VA Inspector General report »

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WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) inspector general report released this week on operations at the Phoenix VA Health Care System: “The latest findings by the VA inspector general simply confirm what we have […]

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Rep. Jenkins’ completes annual Ag tour »

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TOPEKA, KAN.– This week, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) held her annual Agriculture Tour in Northeast Kansas. The Congresswoman toured sites in Marshall, Nemaha, Doniphan, and Atchison counties. “Growing up on a dairy farm, I saw first-hand the dedication and hard-work of Kansans in our agriculture industry,” said Congresswoman Jenkins. “Agriculture is the biggest economic driver in Kansas, […]

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Gutch’s Friday Special ~ Apple-Walnut Chicken Salad »

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Friday Special: Apple-Walnut Chicken Salad – $6.99. Or have a Gutch’s Pizza Pocket – just the right size for lunch! Or, Enjoy one of Gutch’s Wood-Fired Pizzas Gutch’s – 111 W. 7th Hays, KS 785.623.4088 Visit Our Website and our Facebook

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Friday Fish Tacos @ Gella’s Diner & Lb. Brewing Company »

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Today’s Special at Gella’s Diner & Lb. Brewing Company 117 East 11th – Downtown Hays, Kansas FRIDAY: FISH TACOS Blackened tilapia, Gella’s fresh, homemade guacamole and cheddar cheese split between three warm corn tortillas and served with both Gella’s red and green salsas. $8.25 Add Soup or Side Salad for $1.95! Available for both lunch […]

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