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Kansas Senate panel to consider expanding liquor licenses »

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NICHOLAS CLAYTON, Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — GOP legislators are weighing the political risks of voting on legislation allowing supermarkets to sell stronger alcohol. Republican Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce said in a Wednesday meeting of the GOP Senate caucus that the chamber needs to debate the issue as it looks ahead to the […]

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School asks special needs student to remove letter jacket »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita woman says she was shocked when her special needs son was asked to remove his letter jacket at school. Michael Kelley has Down syndrome and autism and participates in extracurricular special needs basketball. Wichita station KSN-TV reports that his family bought him a varsity letter like the other kids […]

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Colorado defends pot law, says Kan., other states free to legalize weed »

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KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Legal weed in Colorado isn’t hurting its neighboring states. That’s according to a Supreme Court filing Friday that marks the first time Colorado has defended legal marijuana in writing. Colorado sent the argument to the nation’s highest court as a defense against a lawsuit from Oklahoma and Nebraska, […]

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Juvenile suspect arrested in connection with arson fires »


Hutch Post HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Law enforcement officials in Reno County are investigating a number of suspicions fires. Hutchinson Deputy Fire Chief Doug Hanen said two additional fires on Friday morning led to the arrest of a 16-year old. Officials said just before 11:30 a.m. firefighters responded to 11th and Wilson for a hay bale […]

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2 adults, 3 children hospitalized after car drives off exit ramp »


KANSAS CITY -Five people were injured in an accident just before 11 p.m. on Friday in Wyandotte County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2004 Mitsubishi Galant driven by Stephanie Renee Njie, 47, Kansas City, was on the ramp from Parallel Parkway to Interstate 435 southbound. The driver took her eyes off the road, drove […]

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Some farmers warming to the Affordable Care Act »

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By Bryan Thompson Until the federal health insurance marketplace opened in late 2013, farmers and ranchers were more likely to be uninsured than many other occupational groups. The Affordable Care Act changed that by requiring them — and most other U.S. citizens — to buy insurance. But it also gave them coverage options they didn’t […]

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Kansas man hospitalized after law enforcement chase, crash »

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MAYETTA- A Kansas man was injured in an accident during a pursuit by law enforcement on just after 6 p.m. on Friday in Jackson County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1985 Dodge truck driven by Robert J. Eisermann, 49, Denison, was northbound on V Road four miles west of Mayetta. The truck was traveling […]

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Federal figures rank Kansas 28th in job growth in February »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — New federal figures show that Kansas ranked 28th in February among states and the District of Columbia in its percentage of private-sector job growth over the previous year. Seasonally adjusted data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that Kansas had 21,000 more residents employed in private-sector, nonfarm […]

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Man accused in Kansas Jewish site killings pleads not guilty »

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OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri white supremacist has pleaded not guilty to charges that he gunned down three people last year at Jewish sites in the Kansas City area. Seventy-four-year-old Frazier Glenn Miller entered the pleas Friday during a court appearance in Johnson County, Kansas. He was ordered earlier this month to stand trial […]

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White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs »

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NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is announcing a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs. It’s an effort to fight the fact that once-treatable germs can kill. Repeated exposure to antibiotics can lead germs to become resistant to the drugs, so that they are no longer effective. […]

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2 hospitalized after pickup has mechanical problems »


YATES CENTER- Two people were injured in an accident just before 10 a.m. on Friday in Woodson County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1982 Chevy S-10 pickup driven by Shirl K. Jones, 51, Toronto, was eastbound on U.S. 54 five miles west of Yates center and passing another vehicle. The pickup experienced mechanical problems. […]

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Some Kansas students to face deeper financial aid cuts »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -€” Students attending public, four-year universities and colleges in Kansas may see cuts in their financial aid due to a legislative action on a program governing school grants. Kansas Board of Regents spokeswoman Breeze Richardson said the grants go to the students, not the institutions themselves. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the […]

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New Kansas bill would allow counties to vote on liquor sales »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas bill introduced Wednesday would allow a county’s voters to decide if their grocery stores can sell liquor, wine and spirits; and convenience stores to sell full-strength beer. The Hutchinson News reports that the bill introduced Wednesday would allow a county’s board of commissioners to submit a ballot to voters […]

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