Kansas Indoor Gardeners Claim Pot Search Illegal

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AP – Two former CIA employees whose suburban Kansas City home was unsuccessfully searched for marijuana claim they were illegally targeted, possibly because they had purchased indoor growing supplies to raise vegetables. Adelyn and Robert Harte sued Thursday to obtain records and are considering a federal civil rights lawsuit. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office searched […]

Kansas Jobless Rate Steady In February

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AP – New unemployment figures show the Kansas jobless rate held steady last month at 5.5 percent, the same as in January but lower than in February 2012. The Kansas Department of Labor released the new statistics for February late Thursday. The agency says Kansas added 2,000 private sector jobs in February, continuing a string […]

Senate Approves New Caps To Unemployment Benefits

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The Kansas Senate approved a bill that would change the length of time Kansans can receive unemployment compensation. The bill approved Wednesday links the compensation to the state’s jobless rate, and raises the surcharge employers pay into the unemployment trust fund. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the bill would allow Kansans to claim unemployment for the current […]

Drug Test for Welfare Check Approved

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(AP) – The Kansas House has approved a bill that would require unemployment and welfare recipients to undergo drug testing. Under a bill passed Tuesday on a 106-16 vote, anyone who fails a drug test would have to get drug treatment and job skills training, paid for by the state and federal government. Those who […]