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Moritz takes oath to join federal appeals court »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas Supreme Court Justice Nancy Moritz has formally joined the federal appeals court that handles cases from six western and Plains states. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren administered the oath of office to Moritz on Wednesday in Topeka. The Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals says in a news release […]

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FDA to start regulating lab-developed medical tests »


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it will begin regulating laboratory-developed tests, a growing class of medical diagnostics that have never before been subject to federal oversight. The agency says its proposal is designed to make sure the tests — which are used to diagnose various diseases and conditions — are safe, […]

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After five years, Kelsey Smith Act passes House committee »


Washington, D.C. – Kansas 3rd District Congressman Kevin Yoder Wednesday praised the work of the House Energy and Commerce Committee for passing H.R. 1575, the Kelsey Smith Act, out of committee. Representative Yoder introduced the Kelsey Smith Act in 2013, and the bill will now move forward for possible consideration by the full House of Representatives. […]

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Great Bend family wakes to find racist ‘tags’ on vehicle »


Great Bend Post GREAT BEND — The words washed off, but the overnight “tagging” of a vehicle in Great Bend was disturbing for an African-American family who woke up Wednesday morning facing racism. The words “We don’t like blacks,” the “N-” word and a swastika had been written on the windshield of their vehicle. According […]

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Kansas congressman hit by farmers’ backlash »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Eleven biofuel plants dot the rural expanse of western and central Kansas, so farmers and residents there were surprised when their Republican congressman called for ending a federal program that supports demand for biofuels. Their anger has now come back to haunt Rep. Tim Huelskamp. Huelskamp, a tea party favorite, is […]

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Someone passing fake $100 bills in Great Bend »


GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — Counterfeit $100 bills have turned up at a central Kansas fast-food restaurant on the same weekend at least four fake $100 bills were passed at a convenience store 80 miles up the road. The Great Bend Tribune reports someone passed three fake hundreds at a Burger King in Great Bend […]

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Autopsy confirms Kansas man’s death was suicide »


HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — An autopsy has confirmed a Kansas man whose body was found in his car after being there for up to three months committed suicide. The Hutchinson News reports the Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Science Center filed an autopsy report this week saying 54-year-old Adam Sabri had high levels of an allergy […]

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Kansas megachurch transformed by school district »


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas school district has completed the $17-million transformation of a megachurch into an educational complex. The Kansas City Star reports Wednesday that the Hilltop Campus in Overland Park will be ready for class on Aug. 18. The Blue Valley School District bought the First Family Church for $9 million […]

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Salina man sentenced to life for woman’s slaying »


SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge has sentenced a Salina man to life in prison for killing a 27-year-old woman whose beaten body was found in a ravine off Interstate 135. The Salina Journal reports a judge on Wednesday rejected 33-year-old Dane DeWeese’s request for a new trial in the April 2013 death of Kristin […]

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Congress to vote on immigration today »


WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House plans to vote today on a $659 immigration bill that would send resources to the border and speed the return back home of unaccompanied Central American children. But Republicans have scheduled a companion vote that would block President Barack Obama from granting more work permits to people brought to […]

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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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