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$300M For Kansas Bio-Lab Approved By Senate Committee

Posted: 06/24/2014 - A U.S. Senate subcommittee has endorsed a spending bill that would authorize $300 million for the construction of a new national bioscience lab at Kansas State University in Manhattan.

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Veteran Says VA Used ''Torture Cuffs'' On Him

Posted: 06/24/2014 - Paul Montague says he's usually treated very well at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita. But he says his treatment on a visit there in May reminded him of his days as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

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Moran Calls For DOJ Review

Updated: 06/23/2014 - Kansas Senator Jerry Moran has sent a letter to AG Holder asking for a review of their relationship with the man accused of killing three in Overland Park.

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Sec. State Meets With Leaders In Bagdad

Posted: 06/23/2014 - Secretary of State John Kerry met with leaders in Baghdad Monday to help end an insurgency that is threatening to tear Iraq apart.

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Kansas Leaders Release State Worker Bonus Funds

Posted: 06/20/2014 - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and legislative leaders have taken a formal step needed to give a promised $250 bonus to full-time state government workers in December.

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House Republicans Elect McCarthy To Take Cantor's Job

Posted: 06/19/2014 - House Republicans on Thursday elected Kevin McCarthy as majority leader, succeeding Eric Cantor, who is relinquishing the job after losing his primary election in an upset earlier this month.

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Kansas Leaders Wrangle In Handling Cash-Flow Fix

Posted: 06/19/2014 - Gov. Sam Brownback and Kansas legislative leaders are shifting $675 million among various state accounts so that the state can pay its bills on time over the next year.

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Kansas To Allow Concealed Guns In Statehouse

Updated: 06/19/2014 - Top legislative leaders refused at a meeting Thursday to use authority granted to them by Kansas law to block holders of concealed carry permits from entering the building with their weapons.

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Lawrence Man Pleads In Tax Case

Posted: 06/19/2014 - A 30-year-old Lawrence man will be sentenced in September after pleading guilty to charges of lying about federal tax withholdings on his gambling winnings.

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Schodorf: Kansas GOP's Ethics Complaint Dismissed

Posted: 06/18/2014 - Kansas' ethics commission has dismissed a state Republican Party complaint accusing the presumed Democratic nominee for secretary of state of illegally soliciting contributions from lobbyists through Facebook, the Democrat said Wednesday.

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Wichita Council Approves City Water Plan

Posted: 06/18/2014 - The Wichita City Council has approved a water plan for an area near a section of the city where officials have found contaminated groundwater.

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Tight Race And Unusual Gender Gap In Iowa Senate Battle

Posted: 06/18/2014 - It's pretty much all tied up in a crucial Senate contest that could decide whether the Republicans take control of the chamber in November's midterm elections, according to a new poll.

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Abortion Rights PAC Tied To Kansas Clinic Disbands

Posted: 06/18/2014 - A Kansas-based abortion rights group operating a clinic in the late Dr. George Tiller's former medical building in Wichita has disbanded its political action committee.

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Patent Office Cancels Redskins Trademarks

Updated: 06/18/2014 - The U.S. Patent Office has canceled trademarks belonging to the Redskins football team, saying they are offensive to Native Americans

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Sarah Bruce Ends Lawsuit Against State

Posted: 06/17/2014 - The wife of Kansas Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce has withdrawn her lawsuit against the state over a drunken driving arrest.

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