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Kansas files brief supporting Hobby Lobby »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is supporting Hobby Lobby in its fight to challenge the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that employers cover emergency contraceptives. The Kansas Attorney General’s Office filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Hobby Lobby Inc., an Oklahoma-based arts and crafts retail chain. Hobby Lobby’s founder and CEO […]

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Kansas lawmakers seek to sever state from health act »

Rep. Brett Hildabrand

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some conservative Kansas lawmakers are pushing to let the state join a compact seeking independence from the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Brett Hildabrand introduced the measure in the House Committee on Federal and State Affairs last week to make Kansas a member of the Health Care Compact. The Wichita Eagle  reports […]

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New KU site helps students with business startups »

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Lawrence, KS (AP) — Students at the University of Kansas will be able to bring their startup ideas to a new university-run business accelerator. The new program, KU Catalyst, is a joint project between the School of Business and the Bioscience and Technology Business Center. It will seek to connect students with mentoring, workspace and […]

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KDOT: Roadways are slick across the state »

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Kansas roads are slick, snow-packed and dangerous in many areas. KDOT reminds you to slow down and drive with caution. Click on the photos for a closer look.

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Kansas has big revenue surplus in January »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas collected nearly $17 million more in tax revenues than anticipated in January. The Department of Revenue reported Friday that the state’s tax collections were $546 million last month. The state’s official forecast predicted collections of $529 million. The surplus is 3.2 percent. Since the current fiscal year began in July, […]

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Gay-rights group seeks repeal of Kansas marriage ban »

Steve Brunk

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The leading gay-rights group in Kansas is asking legislators to repeal a state law and a provision in the state constitution that both ban same-sex marriage. The Kansas House Federal and State Affairs Committee agreed to sponsor both measures at the request of Equality Kansas executive director Tom Witt. But committee […]

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Ex-Kan. police chief won’t be charged »

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KINGMAN, Kan. (AP) — The Kingman city attorney’s office says no criminal charges will be filed against the south-central Kansas community’s former police chief following an investigation. The case of former Kingman Police Chief Marc Holloway is now closed. Holloway thanked his supporters in the community and said its citizens now have access to the […]

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Kan. Silent Film Fest to feature salute to Chaplin »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The upcoming Kansas Silent Film Festival will feature a salute to Charlie Chaplin and a showing of early animation and cartoon creations. The free festival will take place Feb. 28 and March 1 at Washburn University in Topeka. Kansas City film historian Denise Morrison will provide introductions for the films and […]

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Kansas AG awards human trafficking victims grants »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Five Kansas groups have been awarded funds from the attorney general’s office to help victims of human trafficking. The assistance program was established last year after the Legislature passed new laws cracking down on the crime. The attorney general’s office said Thursday the grants total nearly $70,000 and will be used […]

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Kan. utility regulators waive propane storage fee »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The agency that regulates utilities in Kansas is temporarily waiving its fee on excess propane storage in hopes of encouraging shippers to send more propane into the state. The Kansas Corporation Commission decided Thursday to suspend the fee of 7.5 cents a barrel through February. The three-member KCC acted at the request […]

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Kan. lawmakers consider bill to expand gun rights »

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TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas legislators are considering new gun-rights proposals to strip cities and counties of any power to regulate guns and limit local programs to buy guns back from their owners. The House Federal and State Affairs Committee scheduled a Thursday morning hearing on a sweeping bill containing the new measures. The bill would […]

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Geary County school superintendent Walker retiring »

Ron Walker

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — The superintendent of the northeast Kansas school district that serves children from the Army’s Fort Riley plans to retire. Geary County superintendent Ron Walker told administrators and staff on Wednesday he will retire at the end of the current academic year. Walker has led United School District 475 for 10 […]

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Feds seek prison term for gun-toting ex-doctor »

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WICHITA (AP) — Federal prosecutors want a former Kansas doctor convicted of illegally possessing drugs and a gun to be sent back to prison for 10 years. In a filing Wednesday, the government requested the maximum allowable sentence for former Goddard physician Lawrence M. Simons. Simons was convicted last year of being a felon in […]

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