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Survey finds 1 In 5 uninsured don’t want coverage »


By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News WASHINGTON, D.C. — Though millions of people gained health coverage this year as a result of the Affordable Care Act, millions more remain unaware of their options or have no interest in getting insured, a new survey has found. Among those who were uninsured last year and remain uninsured, […]

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GOP committee boosts Roberts in Kansas Senate race »


JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A national Republican group has contributed $45,400 to Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts in his GOP primary race against tea party challenger Milton Wolf. The donation from the National Republican Senatorial Committee helped Roberts raise more than $200,000 so far this month. Finance reports filed by the […]

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Kansas man hospitalized after Wednesday accident »


Kansas City- A Kansas man was injured in a Wednesday evening motorcycle accident in Johnson County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2012 Harley Davidson ridden by Larry William Crowley, 40, Atchison, was northbound Interstate 35 at Lenexa approaching the exit ramp for westbound Interstate 435. The vehicle failed to negotiate the ramp, left the […]

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GOP-led House approves lawsuit against Obama »


ALAN FRAM, Associated Press   WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House has approved a Republican plan to file an election-season federal lawsuit against President Barack Obama. The suit will contend that Obama has exceeded his constitutional powers in the way he has enforced the 2010 health care law. The vote was 225 to 201. […]

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Foster parent charged with murder in hot car death »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Kansas foster parent with murder in the death of a 10-month-old girl who was left in a hot car. Seth M. Jackson made his first court appearance Wednesday to hear the charges against him. A criminal complaint shows Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office is charging the 29-year-old […]

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Jenkins’ bill on health care in rural communities passes out of committee »


WASHINGTON, DC:Today, legislation introduced by Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02), H.R. 4067, was reported favorably out of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce by a 31-11 vote. “In Eastern Kansas and across America, hospitals in rural communities are being forced to comply with a regulation that makes caring for patients more difficult, while providing no additional […]

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Rain slows Kansas trains »


Hutch Post HUTCHINSON, Kan. —  Passengers in Kansas who use Amtrak’s Southwest Chief had to wait….and wait…..and wait for the east bound train to arrive Wednesday. The L.A. to Chicago train ran more than 12 hours late after heavy rain forced BNSF crews to repair track near Raton New Mexico. The train normally arrives at […]

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Huelskamp to Vote Yes to Reform Scandal-Plagued VA (VIDEO) »


WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the floor of the U.S. House today, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) announced his support for the “Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014.” This bill, of which Representative Huelskamp is a co-sponsor, would achieve much-needed reforms to the scandal-plagued Veterans Administration (VA). The agreement would achieve […]

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Kansas college, president part ways »


FORT SCOTT, Kan. (AP) — A southeast Kansas college is looking for a new president after parting ways with the incumbent by what officials called mutual agreement. The Fort Scott Tribune reports Clay Tatro had been the subject of a recent no-confidence vote by faculty of Fort Scott Community College. Tatro was not present this week […]

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Arrest made in 3-year-old boy’s accidental shooting »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police investigating the accidental shooting death of a 3-year-old boy have arrested his mother’s boyfriend on suspicion of criminal possession of a firearm. The Wichita Eagle  reports investigators identified the child Wednesday as Jahmez Hunt. Police said Jahmez apparently shot himself in the chest around 5 p.m. Tuesday after climbing […]

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Golden Plains, Central Star credit unions announce merger »

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In a news release Wednesday, $450 million Golden Plains Credit Union and $75 million Central Star Credit Union announced they intend to merge. The merger will provide expanded service offerings, additional locations and greater financial stability for both Golden Plains and Central Star Members. Golden Plains Credit Union Member-President Erich Schaefer is excited to join […]

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Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault »


KIMBERLY HEFLING, AP Education Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Campus sexual assault victims are joining senators on Capitol Hill in announcing legislation designed to make colleges more accountable to rape victims. The effort was led by two Democratic senators, Claire McCaskill and Kirsten Gillibrand, but the legislation has bipartisan support. It would require campuses to designate […]

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Wolfe confronts Sen. Roberts at campaign stop »


EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Tea Party challenger Milton Wolfe confronted U.S. Senator Pat Roberts as he campaigned in downtown Emporia. Their brief meeting Wednesday took place at an intersection as Roberts walked from business to business to talk with merchants. The two are squaring off in Tuesday’s Republican primary. Wolfe told Roberts he wanted the […]

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