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Kansas Chief Justice Nuss Lauds Passage Of Pay Bill

Updated: 01/22/2014 - Kansas Chief Justice Lawton Nuss is thanking legislators for passage of a pay increase for certain non-judicial employees, hoping that the deal leads to resolution of other funding needs.

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Kobach: Birth-Records Scan Helps 7,700 Kansas Voters

Updated: 01/22/2014 - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says reviewing the state's birth records will allow election officials to remove 7,700 people from the list of voters whose registrations are on hold for failing to meet a proof-of-citizenship.

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Judge Sets Hearing In Voter Citizenship Lawsuit

Posted: 01/22/2014 - A judge has set an evidentiary hearing next month on requests by Kansas and Arizona for a court order forcing federal election officials to modify voter registration forms to require proof-of-citizenship documentation for their residents.

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Kansas Abortion Law Defense Tops $1 Million

Posted: 01/22/2014 - The Kansas attorney general's office is confirming that it has spent slightly more than $1 million on outside attorneys defending anti-abortion laws enacted in the past three years.

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Corrections Seeking More Funding For Mentally Ill

Posted: 01/22/2014 - The Kansas Department of Corrections is asking the Legislature for more money to react to a rapid increase in the number of mentally ill inmates in state prisons.

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AG Proposes Unit To Monitor Open Meetings

Updated: 01/22/2014 - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office is supporting a proposal to form a two-person unit in the office to investigate possible violations of the state's open meetings and open records laws.

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Miss Kansas: Teen Sexual Harassment, Bullying A Problem

Updated: 01/22/2014 - It's not the typical crowd she addresses, but Theresa Vail said teenage boys need a wake-up call. Vail, the reigning Miss Kansas, spoke to high school students at a leadership summit at Wellington High School Tuesday.

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Kansas Teacher Gets 4 Years For Abusing Teenage Boys

Updated: 01/22/2014 - A former Johnson County teacher has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for having sexual contact with two 14-year-old boys he met after answering adult ads they placed online.

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Judge Refuses To Split Military School Abuse Suit

Posted: 01/22/2014 - A federal judge has denied a Kansas military academy's request to split up a lawsuit brought by 11 former cadets alleging the school fostered a climate of abuse.

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