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Kan. authorities investigate fatal pedestrian accident »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County authorities are looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian. The Wichita Eagle reports that a 43-year-old man from Clearwater was hit early Sunday while walking in a road. The Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the man was pronounced dead at […]

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Analysis: Kobach at center of Kansas Senate drama »


JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer   TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s position as chief Kansas elections officer is allowing him to play a marquee role in the political drama surrounding Democrat Chad Taylor’s attempt to get off the ballot in the U.S. Senate race. Taylor ended his campaign last week. He […]

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KU Baby Lab studies brain development »


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The researchers at the University of Kansas who monitor the seemingly everyday activities of babies are seeking to unlock the key to childhood language development. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the KU Baby Lab at the university’s Edwards Campus is studying how infants pay attention in social settings. The first […]

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Small Kansas towns seeing movie theater revival »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Small communities across Kansas are sparking a revival in movie theaters as a way to bring locals together and provide alternatives to driving long distances to see the latest flick. The Wichita Eagle reports Marci Penner, director of the Kansas Sampler Foundation, estimates there are more than 30 theaters open in small […]

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Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season »


RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The next open enrollment season for President Barack Obama’s health care law is only two months away. Don’t expect a repeat of last year’s website meltdown, but other potential complications await consumers. This year could expose underlying problems with the law itself that are less easily fixed than […]

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Sen. Moran receives Ebola crisis update from CDC Director »


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) on Thursday received an update from Dr. Tom Frieden, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on the Ebola outbreak and Dr. Frieden’s recent visit to West Africa. As Ranking Member of the Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee, Sen. Moran is committed to making certain […]

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Report: Rural children more likely to rely on CHIP »


By Bryan Thompson Kansas Public Radio TOPEKA — A Washington, D.C., group that advocates for families and children is urging Kansans to speak up for renewal of the Children’s Health Insurance Program. CHIP was created in 1997 to provide coverage for kids whose families are not poor enough for Medicaid but can’t afford private insurance. […]

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Kansas man hospitalized after police chase crash »


MARION- A Kansas man was injured in an accident just before 5:30 p.m. on Saturday in Marion County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Eliseo Garcia Jr., 26, Cimarron, was involved a police pursuit with Marion and Chase County Units westbound on 240th Street just east of the U.S. 56-U.S. […]

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9 other candidates used declaration clause »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — State records show that a Democratic U.S. Senate nominee seeking to get his name off the ballot is the only candidate since 2010 to fail to use wording that the secretary of state’s office says is required. The Wichita Eagle reports that nine other candidates have withdrawn after winning their party’s […]

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Kansas man hospitalized after I-70 accident »


TOPEKA- A Kansas man was injured in an accident just before 4 p.m. on Saturday in Shawnee County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1983 Harley Davidson driven by Mark S. Adams, 57, Topeka, was eastbound Interstate 70 at MacVicar Ave in Topeka. The traffic slowed and the driver laid the motorcycle down to avoid […]

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Roberts jumps on Clinton’s mention of Kansas race »


HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton has mentioned Kansas as a competitive race while talking about Democratic efforts to hold onto Congress. Clinton’s comments Friday on the PBS NewsHour have caught the attention of Kansas Senator Pat Roberts. The Republican is in a tight race with independent candidate […]

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Topeka bids emotional farewell to slain officer »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners have turned out to remember a Topeka police corporal killed in the line of duty. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that officers from more than 70 law enforcement agencies were on hand when Cpl. Jason Harwood was buried Saturday. The observance featured the reading of a letter to Harwood […]

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Former union president pleads to embezzling from VA employees »


United States Attorney’s Office TOPEKA- The former president of the American Federation of Government Employees Local Union 906 pleaded guilty this week to embezzling more than $51,000 from union members in Topeka and Waco, Texas, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Timothy Sanchez, 40, Topeka, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement. In his plea, he […]

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