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U.S.- Mexico Border deaths drop to 15-year low »

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The number of immigrants who die trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years. That’s because more Central Americans are turning themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer are taking their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert. The U.S. government […]

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Report: Better shields needed for your private tax data »

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators say the IRS and the states should improve how they protect the security of confidential tax information of people getting benefits under the 2010 health care law. A report released Thursday said states operating health insurance exchanges — where consumers can buy coverage — should be required to get independent […]

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Hays Has Jobs career listings now available directly at Hays Post »

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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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Governor backs Kansas high court justices’ ouster »

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  TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is endorsing an effort to persuade Kansas voters to remove two justices from the state Supreme Court. Brownback said during a news conference Thursday that he’s voting against retaining Justices Lee Johnson and Eric Rosen in the Nov. 4 election. The governor has criticized the court […]

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Rolling Stone article: ‘The Great Kansas Tea Party Disaster’ »

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Kansas politics remain in the spotlight of the national media. Rolling Stone writer Mark Binelli weighed in with a piece today on the magazine’s website. Read the entire article, “The Great Kansas Tea Party Disaster,” by clicking HERE.

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New U.S. Census Bureau report shows Kansas poverty rate down »

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KANSAS DEPARTMENT FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TOPEKA – The U.S. Census Bureau’s recent Supplemental Measure of Poverty report shows that Kansas poverty has declined and is below the national average, according to Kansas Department for Children and Families Secretary Phyllis Gilmore . “We are committed to helping Kansas families escape poverty through employment and self-sufficiency,” […]

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School bus driver cited, no longer driving bus after accident »

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SOLOMON — A school bus driver involved in an accident in Ottawa County is no longer driving for Solomon schools. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that on Oct. 1, a school bus driven by Helen J. Stephens, 74, was westbound on Solomon Road seven miles north of Solomon at Kansas 18 and pulled out in […]

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Bank robber who bummed cigarette gets 10 years »

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh. The worker told police that a man matching 38-year-old Paul Carman’s description appeared nervous moments after the October 2013 robbery in Ambridge, […]

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Troopers’ PAC backs Democrat for Kansas governor »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A political action committee representing Kansas Highway Patrol troopers has endorsed Democratic challenger Paul Davis in the Kansas governor’s race. Davis has a Statehouse news conference Thursday to publicize his backing from the Kansas State Troopers Association PAC. The Democrat is seeking to deny Republican Gov. Sam Brownback a second, four-year […]

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County OKs taxing district to fix Union Station »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County commissioners have voted to support creation of a tax-increment financing district that would help fund a proposed $54 million renovation of Union Station in downtown Wichita. The city of Wichita already approved the district to capture future taxes to fix up the 100-year-old station, which has been vacant for […]

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Couple offers $5 million gift challenge to KSU »

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A Massachusetts couple has made a $5 million challenge gift to Kansas State University’s College of Business Administration. Paul and Sandra Edgerley, of Brookline, Massachusetts, offered to match donations from other donors at 50 percent. The money will be used for the college’s Career Counseling and Skill Development program, which prepares […]

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Teen driver hospitalized after car overturns »

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WICHITA- Two people were injured in an accident just after 7 a.m. on Thursday in Sedgwick County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2002 Hyundai Sonata driven by Katarina Howe, 17, Colwich, was on the ramp from westbound Kansas 96 to 53rd street in Wichita. The vehicle rear-ended a 2010 Chevy Camaro driven by Crissy […]

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Court: Town can keep Jim Thorpe’s body »

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The remains of famed athlete Jim Thorpe will remain in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago. A federal appeals court has thrown out a ruling that could have resulted in the remains’ removal to American Indian land in Oklahoma. Thorpe’s surviving sons had been fighting to […]

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