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Lawmakers examine tuition for veterans in Kansas »


By Austin Fisher KU Statehouse Wire Service TOPEKA — The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs asked the House to consider a bill that would give veterans and their families stationed in Kansas in-state tuition to public colleges, even if they’re not originally from Kansas. Testifying before the Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Becky […]

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Gallup migrating away from phones in favor of online polling »


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gallup has long been known for phone polling, but the company is migrating away from that technology and toward online data collection. Spokesman Johnathan Tozer told the Lincoln Journal Star that the change is “part of Gallup’s long-term migration plan toward online data collection, in addition to our sophisticated analytics and […]

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Missouri doctor: Telemedicine could be boon for Kansas »


By ANDY MARSO A doctor from southwest Missouri told legislators this week that the state could see Medicaid savings if it helped rural physicians connect with national experts through online videoconferencing. Roger Cady, who specializes in headache treatment and primary care in Joplin, told the Vision 2020 Committee that by using telemedicine to improve treatment […]

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Brownback proposes linking school funding to performance »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback has said he wants to tie school funding to student performance. The Wichita Eagle reports that Brownback discussed the concept Friday while speaking to the Agri-Business Council of Wichita. Brownback said earlier this month that he wanted to ditch the current school-finance formula and fund the state’s districts […]

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Roberts Reintroduces Bill to Prevent IRS Political Targeting »


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) on Wednesday reintroduced the Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act. The bicameral bill would stop cold further attempts by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to exploit bureaucratic loopholes to restrict the free speech rights of the same types of tax-exempt […]

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2 critical in Kansas ATV crash »


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Two people have suffered critical injuries in an all-terrain vehicle crash in rural Douglas County. Douglas Country Sherriff’s Office public information officer Steve Lewis says a 22-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were thrown from the ATV after it struck a deer. The Lawrence Journal-World reports a driver found the ATV […]

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Police: Kan. woman found dead after suspected abduction »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police are investigating after a woman’s body was found in a parked car. The Wichita Eagle reports that police think the victim is 23-year-old Sabryna Guerrero-Newman. Wichita police Capt. Brian White said Guerrero-Newman was seen being carried from a home Friday morning. Neighbors had reported hearing gunshots beforehand. Lt. James […]

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2 hospitalized after SUV hits a slick spot »


BELOIT – Two people were injured in an accident just before 11 a.m. on Saturday in Mitchell County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2005 Chevy Tahoe driven by Nicholas K. Werthmann, 52, Cawker City, was east bound on U.S. 24 sixteen miles west of Beloit. The vehicle hit a slick spot in road. The […]

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Automakers recall more than 2M vehicles for faulty air bags »


NEW YORK (AP) — More than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for faulty air bags that may inflate while the car is running. The recall includes some Acura MDX, Dodge Viper, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Honda Odyssey, Pontiac Vibe, Toyota Corolla and Toyota Avalon models made in the early 2000s. The […]

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Kansas high court reverses DUI conviction over improper test »


BILL DRAPER, Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has reversed the drunken driving conviction of a Wichita man who was asked to take a breath test after failing a common field sobriety test that has been determined inadmissible in court. William Molitor was stopped in February 2009 after leaving a […]

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Fire at single-family Kansas home under investigation »


MANHATTAN -Fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire on Friday evening at a home in Manhattan. Manhattan Fire Department reported they were dispatched to the blaze in the 800 Block of Pottawatomie just after 8:30 p.m. Upon arrival, crews found the one-story home with smoke and fire showing on the exterior wall of […]

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Kansas bill would impose fine, help deter voter fraud »


By Amelia Arvesen KU Statehouse Wire Service TOPEKA – Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach expressed Thursday in a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting that hefty fines for voting crime imposed by Senate Bill 34 would greatly deter violators. The bill would also give the state office the authority to prosecute such crimes instead of the […]

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Authorities warn of credit card-check forgery scheme »


JUNCTION CITY – Law enforcement authorities in Junction City are investigating individuals from Chicago that targeted the Junction City area in a credit card – check forgery scheme. Junction City Police Chief Tim Brown said his officers arrested four people from Chicago over the past two weeks. These individuals allegedly used stolen credit card numbers […]

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