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State Treasurer’s office warns of IRS phone scam »

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TOPEKA -The Kansas State Treasurer has issued a warning of a new phone scam. On their facebook page Tuesday, the state treasurer’s office said they had been notified of suspicious phone calls in Kansas using the number for the Unclaimed Property Division on caller ID to make it appear that the state or Internal Revenue […]

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Seeking answers on getting your recalled car fixed quickly »

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated that cars recalled for serious safety defects aren’t getting fixed quickly enough, the nation’s auto safety chief is hosting a gathering of automakers Tuesday to search for solutions. In some recalls for problems as serious as air bags that can spew shrapnel into drivers or fuel tanks that can rupture in […]

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Kan. sex predator program costs to double by 2025, report says »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The state’s auditing agency says that the cost of civilly committing sexual predators for treatment in Kansas will double during the next 10 years. The Legislative Division of Post-Audit presented a report Tuesday that estimates the program’s cost will increase from $13.9 million in 2014 to between $26 million and $34 […]

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Uber hires former Brownback campaign manager as lobbyist »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Ride-hailing company Uber has signed Gov. Sam Brownback’s former campaign manager and several high-profile lobbyists to represent it in a fray over efforts to regulate the industry. The Kansas Secretary of State’s Office says Mark Dugan, who managed Brownback’s successful re-election campaign, registered as a lobbyist for Uber on Monday. The […]

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Lawsuit: Leavenworth defrauded FEMA, illegally dumped sewage »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A whistleblower lawsuit alleges the City of Leavenworth defrauded the federal government in claiming reimbursements for water pipe and bridge repairs that were actually damaged prior to the 2011 flood. The lawsuit unsealed Monday in U.S. District Court in Kansas also alleges the city’s water treatment plant illegally dumped waste directly […]

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KHP looking for those who tampered with Patrol vehicles »

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SALINA – The Kansas Highway Patrol is asking to public for help identifying individuals who may have tampered with patrol vehicles. The KHP reported in a media release that over the weekend, troopers discovered missing or loose lug nuts on several vehicles. On two particular vehicles, all lug nuts were loose or missing on all […]

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Supreme Court hears historic same-sex marriage arguments UPDATE »

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MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is asking skeptical questions as the court hears arguments over the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry. Kennedy, whose vote is seen as pivotal, said Tuesday that marriage has been understood as one man and one woman for “millennia-plus time.” He […]

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State approves a vote for new Hoisington elementary school »

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Great Bend Post HOISINGTON -The Kansas State Board of Education has approved USD 431 to put funding for a new elementary school and structural improvements to a vote this summer. The new elementary school would replace the existing Lincoln Elementary built in 1926. Julia Debes, chairwoman of the Cardinal Legacy Committee, says the Hoisington school […]

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Wichita to award varsity letters to special needs students »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Students who play in a special-needs sports league in the Wichita area scored a victory. The Wichita Eagle reports the Wichita school board voted Monday to direct schools to award regular varsity letters to students who participate in the Tri-County Athletic League. The board voted unanimously to accept new guidelines proposed […]

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Trial set for Kansas girl accused of killing sister »

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SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A 15-year-old Kansas girl will go on trial in September for first-degree murder in the stabbing death of her sister. Sierra Niehaus pleaded not guilty Monday to killing her sister, 13-year-old Galazia, at the family’s home in rural Saline County on Aug. 1. She is being tried as an adult. The […]

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1 dead after Kansas house explosion »

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DERBY, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County fire officials say one person has been found dead after a house exploded in suburban Wichita. Fire Division Chief Kip Hiebert says the house exploded Monday evening in southeast Sedgwick County east of Derby. The victim’s identity has not been confirmed. The cause of the explosion and fire is […]

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Kansas House committee delays review of Democrat’s remarks »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas House committee has delayed its investigation of a Democratic lawmaker who labeled as “racist bigots” supporters of a bill ending college tuition breaks for students living in the U.S. illegally. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the investigating committee canceled a meeting scheduled for Thursday on a complaint against Rep. […]

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Disease, drought taking toll on Kansas wheat crop »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The winter wheat crop in Kansas is showing signs of stress from disease and drought. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 31 percent of the state’s wheat is in poor to very poor condition. About 43 percent is reported as fair with 24 percent in good and 2 percent […]

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