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House moves to limit access to student records »

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By HEATHER NELSON KU Statehouse Wire Service TOPEKA — The House preliminarily passed the Student Data Privacy Act, which limits what information from a student’s record can be disclosed. The vote passed 119-4. The bill passed the Senate unanimously earlier this month but the bill will return to the Senate because of a few changes. […]

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LMV Automotive expansion in K.C. area will add 166 jobs »

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LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — LMV Automotive plans to add 166 jobs to its plant in Liberty as part of a nearly $49 million expansion. The company announced the expansion Wednesday, after starting construction just two years ago on a $42 million plant in Liberty. Construction of the new addition is expected to begin this summer. […]

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Kansans urged to weigh in on EPA proposed rules on water »

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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts today urged Kansans to provide comment on new proposed regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that attempt to further define the scope of waters regulated under the Clean Water Act. “Too often Kansans have felt that their way of life […]

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Two injured when vehicle rolls east of Quinter »

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QUINTER — A blown tire caused an SUV to roll on Interstate 70 at 6:21 p.m. Tuesday, and two Topeka women were hospitalized as a result. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1999 Ford Explorer driven by Barbara J. Baker, 40, Topeka, was westbound on I-70 3 miles east of Quinter when a tire went […]

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Ruling: Kansas can strip Planned Parenthood funds »

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WICHITA (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that Kansas can strip Planned Parenthood of federal family planning money. A divided court in Denver on Tuesday overturned a judge’s order that forced Kansas to keep funding Planned Parenthood’s clinics in Wichita in Hays. At issue is money distributed under a federally financed family planning […]

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Veteran designation now available on Kansas tags, IDs »

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TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Revenue announced in a news release Tuesday it will offer honorably discharged veterans another way to show that they have served their country, a veteran’s designation on their driver’s license or photo identification card. The word “VETERAN” will appear in red capital letters beneath the license holder’s photo. If […]

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Several guns reported stolen in Saline County burglary »

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Salina Post SALINA — Several guns reportedly were stolen Monday in a home burglary in eastern Saline County. Jason Cline told the Saline County Sheriff’s Office someone kicked in the front door of his home in the 6200 block of East Stimmel Road between 8:30 a.m. and 6:49 p.m. Monday. Among the items taken were […]

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USPS public meetings on possible service changes »

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The United States Postal Service will have public meetings today in Otis, Pawnee Rock, Rush Center, and Albert. The meetings are to discuss the Postal Service plan to preserve the nation’s smallest post offices. The USPS website said the goal of the meetings is to make sure America’s communities continue to have access to their […]

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Senate bill would allow parents to surrender newborns to authorities »

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By HANNAH SWANK KU Statehouse Wire Service TOPEKA — In what he called a “friendly amendment,” Sen. Jeff King, R-Independence, said he appreciated the addition to HB 2577 concerning the newborn infant protection act. The bill heard on the Senate floor Monday allows a parent to surrender an infant 45 days or younger to an […]

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Legislature moves closer to selling state-owned buildings »

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By HANNAH SWANK KU Statehouse Wire Service TOPEKA — Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, said the Legislature never anticipated there would come a time when it would sell off state assets. But that is what is being proposed in SB 423 to sell real estate in downtown Topeka, including the Landon state office building and the […]

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Proposal would shift Kan. veteran affairs commission to executive »

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By RYAN MCCARTHY KU Statehouse Wire Service TOPEKA — Making sure proper funeral arrangements for veterans proved to be a topic for debate and possibly more clarification on the House floor Monday. In the general order portion of the session, Senate Bill 263 discussed the concern for military service members and the military honors funeral […]

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Gorham infant hospitalized after Barton Co. accident »

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GREAT BEND — An infant was hospitalized with possible injuries in a collision 4 miles south of Great Bend at 12:15 p.m. Monday. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2011 Dodge Charger driven by Dalton C. Garrett, Great Bend, rear-ended a 2000 Ford Taurus on U.S. 281, as the Taurus was stopped to make a […]

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Barton County enacts ban on outdoor burning »

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Great Bend Post GREAT BEND — Barton County has joined the growing list of counties prohibiting outdoor burning as drought conditions persist. The Barton County Commission on Monday signed a resolution establishing a temporary burn ban, with all outdoor open burning prohibited in rural areas of the county. Agricultural burning for crop and pasture management […]

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