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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF UTILITIES The City of Hays is looking for an energetic, professional Assistant Director of Utilities who would be responsible for assisting in the coordinating of operations for the City’s water treatment and distribution and wastewater treatment and collection systems. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in water and sewer utility […]

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Pigs, cows and votes: Candidates try for farm cred (VIDEO) »

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CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For candidates in the Midwest, almost nothing tops a photo opportunity with a barnyard animal or a colorful anecdote about life on the farm. There is Iowa U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst, who gained national attention with an ad touting her hog castration skills. There is […]

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Study: Rejection of Medicaid expansion costing Kansas hospitals billions »

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  By Jim McLean KHI News Service WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new study by the Urban Institute says that not expanding Medicaid will cost hospitals in Kansas and Missouri more than $9 billion over a 10-year period. The analysis from the nonpartisan research organization pegs the loss to Kansas hospitals at $2.6 billion between 2013 […]

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Ultrafast laser technology research in Kansas receives $6M Award »

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KU News Service LAWRENCE– How light interacts with matter is one of the grand challenges of atomic, molecular and optical research. A Kansas and Nebraska consortium led by university researchers has received a three-year, $6 million award to understand ultrafast molecular processes on the order of a millionth of a billionth second, or one femtosecond. […]

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Kansas to appeal death penalty decision in Great Bend murder case »

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TOPEKA, Kan.- The State of Kansas will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review three recent Kansas Supreme Court decisions that overturned death sentences imposed on two convicted murderers in Wichita and one in Great Bend. On July 18, the Kansas Supreme Court upheld the capital murder conviction of Sidney Gleason but vacated Gleason’s death […]

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‘Nun on the bus’ coming to Kansas City »

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By KHI NEWS SERVICE KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sister Simone Campbell, an outspoken proponent for Medicaid expansion who has appeared on several prominent TV talk shows, will address a public forum on social justice issues in Kansas City this week. Campbell, who led the national “Nuns on the Bus” campaigns in 2012 and 2013, is […]

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State Medicaid fraud unit recovers more than $28 million »

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By KHI NEWS SERVICE KHI News Service The state recovered more than $28 million in taxpayer funds through its Medicaid fraud enforcement during the recently ended state fiscal year, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Friday. During fiscal 2014, which ended June 30, the Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division of the Kansas attorney general’s office […]

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Beware the Trumpeter Swan Selfie at Brit Spaugh Zoo (VIDEO) »

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A man visiting the Brit Spaugh zoo in Great Bend paid for the selfie he took with a trumpeter swan. Video courtesy Steve Takata

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Take me out to the ball game, but hold the peanuts and Cracker Jack »

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By Alex Smith, KUCR KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After announcing this season’s schedule of peanut allergy-friendly events, the Kansas City Royals saw several sell out, and the team soon added another to keep up with demand. The announcement came after a campaign from some local fans, and it followed a growing trend of baseball teams […]

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Sen. Moran Moves to Protect Americans’ Email Privacy »

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) has cosponsored the Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act (S.607), bipartisan legislation to protect the privacy of American citizens online by updating the privacy protections for electronic communications stored by third-party service providers – including email and social media services. The importance of updating the privacy protections was recently […]

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Child hospitalized after Monday truck accident »

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BURLINGTON- A child was injured in a Monday evening accident in Coffey County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2005 International truck pulling 1995 Fruehauf trailer and driven by James Anthony Noonan, 34, Wichita, was eastbound on 11th Rd., three miles east of Burlington. The driver was negotiating a turn, went left of center and […]

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Med school program emphasizes career possibilities for teens »

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By Mike Sherry KHI News Service KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Shannon North can preach and preach to her students that their aspirations are achievable, that advanced education is attainable. And she does just that as the college and career facilitator at Hogan Preparatory Academy in Kansas City, Mo. Almost all of the students at the […]

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Blue Bird recalls school buses for steering issue »

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The Associated Press Blue Bird is recalling more than 2,500 All American school buses and some transit buses to fix a problem that could make steering more difficult. The company also is recalling a smaller number of school buses that may be prone to a propane fuel leak. It says it has received no injury […]

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