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Conflicting rulings on Obamacare subsidies put Kan. consumers in limbo »


By Jim McLean KHI News Service TOPEKA — Conflicting federal court rulings are raising questions about whether consumers in Kansas and Missouri will continue to be eligible for subsidies when purchasing private health insurance through the Obamacare marketplace. A three-member panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said Tuesday that […]

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Thieves got into StubHub accounts »


JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A law enforcement official and online marketplace StubHub say cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 customers’ accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events. The official told The Associated Press on Tuesday that arrests are expected in a case that sprawls across international borders. The official wasn’t […]

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Western Kan. candidate for judge pays fine in 9-year-old case »


DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — A district court judge candidate in western Kansas paid a fine to settle a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge filed against him in Michigan nine years ago. Attorney Michael Giardine says he flew to Michigan to settle the case Monday. Giardine, a Republican seeking the 16th Judicial District seat, says the […]

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Man shot at Junction City fast food restaurant »


JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 21-year-old Junction City man is being held without bond after a shootout at a fast food restaurant. Police Lt. Jeff Childs says the victim suffered injuries that were not life-threatening during an exchange of gunfire at a Wendy’s restaurant Tuesday night. Everyone involved was gone from the area when […]

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Audit says Kansas computer system security lacking »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Auditors say a lack of accountability by some Kansas agencies that handle sensitive information could make citizens’ personal information vulnerable. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports an audit released this week says some agencies aren’t complying with requirements to provide detailed information technology plans because they see them as time consuming and of […]

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Teen accused of throwing boiling water on beau »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl has been arrested after police say she threw boiling water on her 15-year-old boyfriend during an argument in a Wichita apartment. The Wichita Eagle reports the incident happened around 9 a.m. Monday. The boy was taken by private vehicle to a local hospital, where he was admitted for […]

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Washburn seeks more time to respond to probe »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Washburn University has asked federal investigators for more time to respond to an investigation into how the school handled an alleged sexual assault. University spokeswoman Amanda Hughes says Washburn’s attorney requested an extension of the July 31 deadline to submit its sexual assault policies and procedures to the U.S. Department of […]

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3 more measles cases confirmed in Kansas »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Three more cases of measles have been confirmed in Sedgwick County, and officials say they expect more cases to emerge through August. The Wichita Eagle reports the Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced the new cases on Tuesday, bringing the total in the county to 11. Preston Goering, director of […]

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3 hospitalized after 5-vehicle construction zone accident »


HUTCHINSON- Three people were hospitalized in a 5-vehicle construction zone accident just before 6 p.m. on Tuesday in Reno County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported 3 vehicles were stopped on northbound Kansas 61 at the Red Rock Road construction zone. Two of the vehicles were there to pick up cones and signs. A 2008 Freightliner […]

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Roberts to EPA Administrator: Farmers and Ranchers Under Attack from Agency »


WASHINGTON, DC – In a meeting today with Senate Agriculture Committee Republicans and Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Senator Pat Roberts said the agency has unfairly targeted farmers, ranchers and rural America with burdensome regulations. Audio here. “Kansans tell me the Agency’s work to regulate fuel storage tanks, prescribed burning […]

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KU doctors: Plan for transplant waits would make local patients sicker »


By Alex Smith, KCUR KANSAS CITY, Kan. — When Steve Jobs needed a liver transplant in 2009, the Apple CEO left California and went to Memphis, Tenn. While Jobs’ home state has some of the longest waiting lists in the country for donated livers, Tennessee has some of the shortest. Many health advocates point to […]

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Teen driver and 2 others hospitalized after I-70 accident »


SALINA-  Three people were injured in a rollover accident just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday in Saline County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2006 Pontiac Montana driven by Christopher A. T. Davies, 15, Abilene, was eastbound on Interstate 70 five miles east of Salina. The vehicle drifted over the white fog line. The driver […]

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Rep. Huelskamp set for Wednesday morning CSPAN interview »


Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) will be interviewed live on C-SPAN’s morning call-in show, Washington Journal, to discuss recent developments with the ongoing Veterans Affairs scandal. The program is Wednesday July 23, 2014 at 7:30 a.m.CDT on Eagle Cable TV Channel 19                        

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