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Sen. Moran Votes to Confirm New VA Secretary Nominee (VIDEO) »

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, today reiterated his support for Mr. Bob McDonald on the Senate floor and voted in favor of his confirmation as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Mr. McDonald was confirmed in the Senate today by a vote […]

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3 reporters subpoenaed in ‘pink slime’ lawsuit »

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REGINA GARCIA CANO, Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Three reporters for a food safety publication have been subpoenaed in the $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC related to the network’s coverage of a meat product derided as “pink slime.” Court records show that the writers for the online Food Safety News have been […]

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Rep. Jenkins: 352 bills are on Harry Reid’s desk, awaiting action (VIDEO) »

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WASHINGTON, D.C.–At the weekly press conference with Republican leaders Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) discussed the 352 bills – 98% which passed with bipartisan support in the House– that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid refuses to bring up for a vote.  The numbers never lie. Following are Congresswoman Jenkins’ remarks: “The President is fond of referring to […]

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Kan. state treasurer warns of ‘unclaimed property’ scam »

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 Kansas State Treasurer’s Office TOPEKA — Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes warns Kansans of suspicious postcards labeled as an “Unclaimed Property Notification.” “These postcards should be ignored as they are not being sent from our Unclaimed Property Division or any other state agency,” said Ron Estes, Kansas State Treasurer. “I urge all Kansans who have […]

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HHS report: ACA will save Kan. seniors $10 million in ’14 drug costs »

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By Bryan Thompson, KPR TOPEKA — A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says Kansans on Medicare will save more than $10 million this year on prescription drugs thanks to one of the lesser-known provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Medicare Part D, which offers insurance coverage for drugs, requires […]

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Kansas woman hospitalized after car hits semi »

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DODGE CITY- A Kansas woman was injured in an accident just before 9:30 Tuesday morning in Ford County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2006 International semi driven by Jason Alan Pearce, 46, Dodge City, was eastbound on U.S. 50 three miles east of Dodge City. The truck failed to yield while making a left […]

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GOP secretary of state race turning more bitter »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican candidates for Kansas secretary of state are embroiled in a bitter campaign in which the incumbent is questioning his challenger’s GOP credentials while himself being called a partisan hack. The Kansas City Star reports incumbent Kris Kobach has gained prominence for his fight against illegal immigration and his challenge of […]

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Kan. man arrested on sexual battery charge for second time in three months »

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SALINA – For the second time in three months a Salina man is arrested on a charge of sexual battery. Raskibhai Mody, 60, is alleged to have touched the breast of a 29-year-old woman on Sunday at the Pump Mart at 1118 N. 9th Street. The incident happened while he was talking to the woman. […]

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Police search for suspect in convenience store robbery »

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SALINA – An armed robber escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash from a north Salina convenience store early Tuesday morning. Salina Police Captain Mike Sweeney said around 12:20 a.m., the suspect walked into the Casey’s at 500 N. Ohio, displayed a silver handgun, and demanded money. He left the store in an unknown direction. […]

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Study: 35 percent in U.S. facing debt collectors »

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JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A study by the Urban Institute shows that more than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies. These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student debt pile up, unpaid. Even […]

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Kansas school district justifies conference cost »

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GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — School officials in southwest Kansas say a recent conference trip to Florida that cost taxpayers more than $100,000 was necessary to become a model school district. KWCH-TV reports 61 teachers and administrators with the Garden City School District attended the conference in June, although only 20 initially were scheduled to […]

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4 workers injured in SE Kansas oil refinery fire »

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COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (AP) — A Texas company says four workers at a southeast Kansas oil refinery were burned in an early morning fire in its isomerization unit. CVR Refining says the fire at its Coffeyville refinery was reported at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday and extinguished by 1:18 a.m. The company says initial reports indicate there was […]

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Four workers injured in SE Kansas oil refinery fire »

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COFFEYVILLE (AP) — A Texas company says four workers at a southeast Kansas oil refinery were burned in an early morning fire in its isomerization unit. CVR Refining says the fire at its Coffeyville refinery was reported at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday and extinguished by 1:18 a.m. The company says initial reports indicate there was no […]

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