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Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples »

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ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it inadvertently shipped live anthrax spores to as many as nine laboratories and is investigating how that happened. The labs were supposed to receive dead — or inactivated — anthrax samples for research use. Spokesman Col. Steve Warren says the Pentagon is working […]

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Ground broken for National Bio and Agro Defense Facility »

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Nearly seven years after Manhattan, Kansas, was chosen as the site for a national research center focusing on deadly animal diseases, federal and state officials were helping break ground Wednesday on the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. The price tag for the plant on the Kansas State University campus initially was […]

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Police investigating attempted kidnapping in SW Kansas »

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GARDEN CITY – Law enforcement authorities in Finney County are investigating report of an attempted kidnapping. In a media release Wednesday, officials say that just after 12:30 p.m. on Friday, officers were dispatched to a call of suspicious activity at the Goodwill store, 2005 E Schulman Avenue. The investigation revealed an unknown Hispanic male wearing […]

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Kansas Senate rejects GOP member’s attempt to kill tax plan »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has started a debate over a bill raising taxes to close a projected budget shortfall by rejecting a conservative Republican member’s attempt to kill the measure. Senators on Wednesday voted 25-13 against a move by GOP Sen. Dennis Pyle of Hiawatha to kill a measure to raise $496 […]

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Kansas pet store owners vow to rebuild after fire »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The owners of a Lawrence pet store are vowing to rebuild it following a fire that killed an undisclosed number of animals and injured dozens more. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that fire department officials say they have yet to determine a cause in the Monday fire, which remains under investigation. Co-owner […]

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Great Bend physician officially in the race for Congress »

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Great Bend Post GREAT BEND – Roger Marshall made it official on Tuesday. He is running for congress. In front of the Barton County Courthouse, Marshall announced that he would challenge incumbent Republican Congressman Tim Huelskamp to represent the “Big First District.” Marshall said he has issues with Huelskamp’s style in representing the district. RELATED: […]

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2 Kan. teens dead, 1 hospitalized after rollover crash UPDATE »

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HOWARD- The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a second teenager in Tuesday’s Elk County accident died. Cameron R. Russell, 17, Howard, died Wednesday morning at Wesley Medical Center. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1997 Ford passenger vehicle driven by Damon L. Wilson, 16, Howard, was southbound on U.S. 99 three miles north of Howard just […]

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No new permit requirements in finalized Clean Water Rule »

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency WASHINGTON–In an historic step for the protection of clean water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule today to clearly protect from pollution and degradation the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources. The rule ensures that waters protected […]

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Ford recalls nearly 423K vehicles for power steering problem »

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DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling nearly 423,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the power-assisted steering can fail while they’re being driven. The recall covers certain Ford Flex and Taurus vehicles, as well as the Lincoln MKS and MKT from 2011 through 2013. Also covered are the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ from […]

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Ex-Candidate For Kan. Governor Makes Plea For Cannabis Oil Bill »

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By ANDY MARSO A state senator and an aide to Senate President Susan Wagle listened intently Tuesday as Jennifer Winn made an impassioned case for legalization of cannabis oil for seizure disorders. Winn, a Wichita business owner, gained notoriety last year when she faced off against incumbent Sam Brownback in a long-shot bid to become […]

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New career listings from Hays Has Jobs — Click HERE »

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Hays Post is partnering with the Ellis County Coalition for Economic Development to help employers find workers and workers find careers. Hays Has Jobs offers a comprehensive listing of employment opportunities in the Hays area, ranging from education to health care, service to manufacturing. Aside from job listings, the site also includes the latest business […]

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Woman sentenced for adoption fraud of Kansas couple »

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Texas woman was sentenced to five years in federal prison for defrauding a Kansas couple in an adoption scheme. Thirty-five-year-old Chrystal Marie Rippey, of Marshall, Texas, was sentenced Tuesday for two counts of wire fraud. Federal prosecutors say Rippey admitted that she took $22,225 from a Shawnee, Kansas, couple […]

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Westar plans to buy wind power from new plant »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Westar Energy says it plans to buy energy from a new wind farm to be built in Pratt County. The utility company announced Tuesday that it will buy the energy from a 200-megawatt farm built for it by an affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources. The Ninnescah wind farm is expected to […]

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