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Bedbugs found in Kansas state office building »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials say bedbugs have been found inside a state office building near the Statehouse targeted for demolition. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the pests were discovered on the third floor of the Docking State Office Building, west of the Capitol. The floor houses Department of Revenue offices. Department spokeswoman Jeannine […]

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113th Congress ends with more fights than feats »

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ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The tempestuous 113th Congress has limped out of Washington for the last time, capping two years of modest and infrequent legislating that was overshadowed by partisan clashes. How’s this for a legacy? Congressional data show that just over 200 bills became law during the past two years. That […]

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Alcohol calorie counts coming to your menu next year »

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MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Restaurant drinkers who don’t want to know how many calories are in their margarita or craft beer will have a way out: Avoid the menu and order at the bar. New menu labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration will require chain restaurants with 20 or […]

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Kan. man indicted for theft at Ft. Riley »

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TOPEKA, KAN. – A Kansas man was indicted Wednesday on one count of theft occurring on federal property. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced in a media release today.  The indictment alleges that on July 4, 2013, Jason H. Carmichael, 41, Wichita, stole a construction trailer containing construction equipment belonging to Image Flooring Concepts Inc. The […]

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Lawsuit filed over feds using immigrant license data »

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AMY TAXIN, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrant advocates have filed a lawsuit over concerns that federal immigration agents could use state driver’s license databases to track down people for deportation. The National Immigration Law Center sued the Department of Homeland Security in federal court in on Wednesday demanding records detailing how federal immigration […]

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Woman indicted for phony cancer cures; Kansans were victims »

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TOPEKA, KAN. – A Tulsa woman who used the Internet to market what she called her “secret sauce” to cancer victims in Kansas and elsewhere was indicted Wednesday on 13 counts of wire fraud, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom reported in a media release on Wednesday. A federal grand jury returned a 13-count indictment against Maureen […]

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Kansas insurer names new VP of information services »

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By KHI News Service TOPEKA — Jeff Gragg recently joined Topeka-based Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas as vice president of information services and chief information officer (CIO). In his new role, Gragg oversees the company’s technology division, which encompasses computer information systems and training, voice/data communications, duplicating and mailing services, disaster and workplace recovery, […]

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Salina police investigate 3 more incidents of counterfeit money »

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Salina Post SALINA – Law enforcement authorities in Salina are investigating three additional reports of counterfeit money. Police say a woman received a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill last week as payment for babysitting. She took it to the bank and they indicated it was a fraudulent bill. Another woman told police she was in possession of […]

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Governor’s office rejects records request for 3rd time »

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SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas governor’s office insists that the public doesn’t have the right to know who it’s considering to fill two new positions on the Saline County Commission. The Salina Journal reports Gov. Sam Brownback’s office on Monday rejected the newspaper’s third request for the names of candidates the governor has interviewed […]

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Sen. Moran on the release of Alan Gross »

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement in response to Alan Gross being released from a Cuban prison: “For five years, Alan Gross and his family have endured pain and profound injustice amid his detainment in Cuba. Today, news of Alan’s release brings great relief to his loved […]

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Sprint accused of billing for unwanted services »

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are accusing Sprint Corp. of illegally billing its wireless customers tens of millions of dollars in unwanted charges for text message alerts and other services. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Wednesday it has sued the telecom company over billing for unauthorized charges, a practice known as “cramming.” The agency […]

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Hutchinson considering tax hike for sports arena »

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Hutchinson residents may soon be able to vote on a sales tax proposal that would help fund a $29 million expansion of the city’s 62-year-old sports arena. A committee of community leaders asked the City Council on Tuesday to put the tax increase up for a public vote in April. The […]

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Obama: US ending outdated approach to Cuba »

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JULIE PACE, Associated Press MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests. Obama is announcing Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties. Obama says the […]

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