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Nearly a year after resignation, KanCare still lacks leader »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Nearly a year after the leader of the state’s managed care Medicaid program resigned, Kansas is still looking for his replacement. In June 2014, Phil Hermanson resigned as the KanCare inspector general after questions were raised about his lack of experience and past legal problems. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that the […]

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Investigation underway after State Hospital worker assaulted by patient »

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By Dave Ranney A direct-care worker at Osawatomie State Hospital remains in critical condition at a Kansas City, Kan., hospital after being assaulted by a patient. Susan Murphy, 49, was taken by air ambulance Tuesday to the University of Kansas Hospital with serious head injuries. Murphy’s co-workers describe her as a petite woman who has […]

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1 Injured in Manhattan Shooting, Suspect Apprehended »

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Little Apple Post MANHATTAN – Law enforcement authorities in Manhattan are investigating a shooting incident that injured one person. Riley County police reported that at approximately 1:20 a.m. on Sunday officers assigned to foot patrol in the Aggieville Business District heard and responded to the sound of gunshots near the 600 block of N. 12th […]

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Paying down student debt easier for some in rural Kansas »

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By Alyssa Scott KU Statehouse Wire Service When Seth and Rachael Cavenee moved to Greeley County about two years ago to start a family, they didn’t realize the move could reduce their student debt. Seth graduated from Wichita State University in 2007, and Rachael completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Northern Colorado before […]

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AP Poll: Most favor drone strikes, even on fellow Americans »

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KEN DILANIAN, Associated Press EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Associated Press-GfK poll shows that 6 in 10 Americans favor using drones to target and kill members of terrorist groups such as al-Qaida overseas, while only 13 percent are opposed. About 24 percent don’t feel strongly either way. By a wider margin, […]

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Kansas interstate fire destroys semi, vehicles »

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MCPHERSON COUNTY -A semi hauling vehicles to Central America was destroyed by fire early Saturday evening on Interstate 135 in McPherson County. Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Craig Davis said the driver was southbound just before 5:30pm when he saw sparks coming from his dashboard. He pulled over and tried to put out a fire with […]

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Police: Kan. teen stabbed man for not wanting to bet on race »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 45-year-old man was in critical condition after police say he was stabbed by a 17-year-old for refusing to place a bet on a foot race between the two. The Wichita Eagle reports the unidentified victim was visiting someone who lived in a Wichita neighborhood when he and the teen decided […]

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2 hospitalized after pickup jumps street, hits a tree »

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KINGMAN – Two people were injured in an accident just before 1 p.m. on Saturday in Kingman County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2000 Chevy Silverado driven by Raymond Leroy Lawson, 75, Pratt, was eastbound on U.S. 54 a mile west of Kingman. The pickup crossed the centerline, went into the north ditch, jumped […]

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SW Kansas mom finds herself at center of national pot debate »

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GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — A southwest Kansas single mother who lost custody of her son for using medical marijuana to ease her Crohn’s disease has gone from being a massage therapist eking out a living in the back of a health food store to a national figure at the center of the pot debate. […]

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Kan. wheat tour to examine extent of damage from drought, disease »

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ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Farmers and other agriculture industry leaders plan to fan out across Kansas in the coming days to examine the extent of damage to winter wheat from drought, disease and winterkill. The Wheat Quality Council’s hard red winter wheat tour this year has already drawn a record number […]

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Jenkins Introduces Bill To Expand Access To Rural Anesthesiology Care »

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WASHINGTON, D.C.–This week, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II. (D-MO) introduced the Medicare Access to Rural Anesthesiology Act of 2015, to expand access to rural anesthesiology care. “Improving access to healthcare in rural communities has always been one of my top priorities,” said Congresswoman Jenkins. “We must ensure folks living in these […]

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Court of Appeals upholds judges decision in Kan. murder case »

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed a decision by Reno County District Court Judge Tim Chambers to suppress evidence in the approaching murder trial of Michael Brisco. He is charged with murder in the September 2013 shooting death of 26-year-old Sem Adrien. Other charges include criminal possession of a firearm, aggravated […]

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Royal palace: Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to baby girl »

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DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Royal officials say Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a baby girl. Kensington Palace said a statement that Kate “was safely delivered of a daughter” at 8:34 a.m. London time (0734 GMT). The baby weighs 8 pounds 3 oz. The palace […]

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