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Kansas lawmakers agree on plan to issue $1B in pension bonds »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Legislative negotiators in Kansas have agreed on a proposal to authorize $1 billion in bonds to bolster the short-term financial health of the state’s pension system for teachers and government workers. Three senators and three House members settled their differences Tuesday. Both chambers could vote on the plan this week. The […]

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Police canines find ‘indicants’ of drugs at Kan. high school »

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Little Apple Post MANHATTAN — Manhattan High School Principal Greg Hoyt released a statement regarding a “lockout” drill that occurred on Tuesday morning at the school. Officers with the Riley County Police Department and other regional law enforcement entities, including multiple canine units, conducted a joint operation to perform a random search for illicit drugs. […]

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Spencer Museum of Art prepares for closing for renovation »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Spencer Museum of Arts on the University of Kansas campus is planning a series of events before it closes for renovations. The museum says the “Last Look” events will end with a closing party on April 12. Renovations are expected to begin in May and be completed in 2016. The […]

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Rolling Stones North American tour includes Kansas City »

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Rolling Stones are zipping across North America again. The rock band announced a 15-city stadium tour Tuesday that will kick off May 24 at Petco Park in San Diego, California. The “Zip Code” tour will once again reunite singer Mick Jagger, drummer Charlie Watts and guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie […]

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Kansas’ rejection of Medicaid expansion puts hospitals at risk »

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By JIM MCLEAN KHI Two southeast Kansas hospitals — one in Independence, the other in Fort Scott — are among several in Kansas that might have to close in part due to the state’s failure to expand Medicaid. To prevent that, both are actively negotiating potential partnerships with neighboring hospitals. Officials at Mercy Hospital Independence and […]

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University of Kansas to create immigration studies center »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas has hired two sociologists to plan a center for migration and immigration studies. The university says Victor Agadjanian and Cecilia Menjívar, both distinguished professors at Arizona State University, will begin work in Kansas this fall. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the professors will start planning the center when […]

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Kansas man sentenced to prison for mail theft, bank fraud »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man must serve more than 6 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges in connection with a federal mail theft case. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says 27-year-old Justin D. Anderson has pleaded guilty to mail theft, bank fraud and unlawful possession of a firearm, A judge on Monday […]

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Kansas man hospitalized after SUV rolls in a creek bed »

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FULTON – A Kansas man was injured in an accident just before 4 p.m. on Monday in Linn County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1996 Olds Bravada driven by Christopher Ian Olive, 31, Fulton, was westbound on 200 Road seven miles west of Fulton. The vehicle entered the ditch to avoid a Ford truck […]

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Rep. Huelskamp visits Barton County hospital »

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Great Bend Post On Monday Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) visited St. Rose Health Center in Great Bend and continued the tradition of holding a Town Hall in every county in the Big First District. At St. Rose Health Center, the Congressman toured the Center’s new state-of-the-art facility which is set to open for use on […]

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Murals showing history of written word installed at school library »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The history of the written word is being showcased at Topeka High School’s library through four murals thanks to an anonymous graduate who commissioned the artwork. The Topeka Capital-Journal  reports the paintings by Kansas artist Mark Flickinger are valued at $96,000. The murals begin with the ancient scripts, including Sumerian figures […]

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Kansas officials await word on this month’s tax collections »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials are waiting to see whether state tax collections this month met expectations. The state Department of Revenue’s report Tuesday afternoon was coming as lawmakers worked on proposals to erase a budget shortfall projected at nearly $600 million for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Tax collections for the current […]

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National parks want you to ‘Find Your Park’ »

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BRETT ZONGKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the most beautiful and historic places in the country. But there’s also an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and a visitor base that’s aging and mostly white. Now the park service is preparing for its centennial […]

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KSU Police Investigate Attempted Robbery »

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MANHATTAN – The Kansas State University Police Department in a media release reported is  an act of violence that occurred on campus. At approximately 1:45 p.m. Monday K-State police responded to an attempted robbery that had occurred at about noon Monday, March 30. The crime’s reported location was in the D-1 parking lot, which is […]

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