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Kan. Senate taking up death penalty appeal changes »


Topeka (AP) — The Kansas Senate is considering a bill shortening the time for inmates convicted of capital murder to appeal their death sentences to the state Supreme Court. The measure on Wednesday’s debate calendar would specify time limits for filing documents in such appeals and for the Supreme Court to hear arguments on them. […]

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Kansas school choice advocates rally at Statehouse »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Speakers at a Statehouse rally have urged Kansas lawmakers to give families more choice in where their children attend school and how they’re taught. More than 50 people took part in Tuesday’s gathering to promote an array of options for what is broadly called school choice. Some speakers advocated giving families […]

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Health law’s employer requirement delayed again »

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is giving another delay to business groups concerned about the health care law’s requirement that larger firms cover their workers. The Treasury Department announced Monday that companies with 50 to 99 employees have an additional year to comply with the coverage mandate, until January 1, 2016. For businesses with […]

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Kan. House panel vote on gun rights measure delayed »

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11:30 a.m. UPDATE   TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas House committee has delayed a vote on gun-rights legislation so members have more time to consider changes that include provisions punishing possession of a firearm under the influence of alcohol and drugs. The House Federal and State Affairs Committee reviewed proposed changes Friday and plans […]

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Health experts warn of dangers of snow shoveling »

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Health experts at the University of Kansas Hospital are warning people to avoid overtaxing their hearts while shoveling snow. With a winter storm bearing down on the region, the hospital said in a statement Monday that people clearing snow should be alert to dizziness, extreme fatigue, faintness and chest pains. […]

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Kan. bill would allow victims to sue terrorists »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are considering anti-terrorism legislation inspired partly by an alleged suicide bomb plot at a Wichita airport foiled in December. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that a bill heard Monday by the House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee would allow victims to sue convicted terrorists. The bill would let victims collect […]

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Snowy Tuesday »

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A winter storm will move out over central and western Kansas late tonight and Tuesday. Snow will develop before sunrise and continue through much of the day before ending. The greatest snow amounts are expected to occur across central into parts of southwest Kansas. Some blowing and drifting snow could occur by Tuesday afternoon as […]

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Plane from Great Bend crashes in Tennessee (UPDATE) »

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Update Tuesday:  According to WKRN-TV,  close family members and friends  are confirming that Glen and Elaine Mull, their daughter Amy Harter and her daughter Sami were on board the plane that crashed in Nashville on Monday. Sami was a student at Larned High School. UPDATE 6:56 p.m.: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —A fire department spokeswoman says […]

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Prosecutors to seek ‘Hard 50′ against roommate »


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An attorney for a 19-year-old woman charged with killing a Lawrence businessman says the case will prove to be one of why rather than a crime story whodunit. Carl Cornwell’s client, Sarah Brooke Gonzales McLinn, appeared briefly in Douglas County District Court to hear the amended murder charges against her in […]

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1 dead in Kansas weigh station accident »

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OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — One person has been killed on the off ramp from Interstate 35 to a northeast Kansas weigh station. The three-vehicle accident happened Friday night a few miles south of Olathe. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the victim and another person were standing between two parked tractor-trailers when a third rig came […]

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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 »

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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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