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House Panel Debates Bill To Sell Office Buildings

Updated: 04/03/2014 - A House budget panel is expected to vote Friday on a bill authorizing the sale of four state government office buildings in Topeka in a deal that could result in the demolition of the Docking Building.

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Chris Christie: The $33 Million Man

Posted: 04/03/2014 - The George Washington Bridge controversy that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's been dealing with back home in the Garden State hasn't affected his standing as one of the most potent fundraising rainmakers.

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KU Asks Court To Dismiss Lawsuit From Professor

Posted: 04/03/2014 - The University of Kansas is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit by a former professor who claims its School of Medicine retaliated for his assertion that the university misappropriated federal research grants.

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Kansas Schools Earn Agriculture Grants

Healthier food choices

Posted: 04/03/2014 - Eight Kansas schools have been selected to receive state grants to promote the use of local foods in schools and agriculture education in the classroom.

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Kobach Says Prairie Chicken Bill "Gutted"

Updated: 04/02/2014 - Secretary of State Kris Kobach says a Kansas House committee has taken the teeth out of legislation to protest the federal government's listing of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species.

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Hays Fined $18K For Wastewater Violation

Posted: 04/02/2014 - The Environmental Protection Agency has fined the city of Hays for violations at the city's wastewater treatment facility.

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Cedar Crest Turned Blue For World Autism Awareness Day

Updated: 04/02/2014 - Cedar Crest will be bathed in blue light Wednesday night. Kansas First Lady Mary Brownback says the lights are part of the Light It Up Blue event, bringing awareness to World Autism Awareness Day.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Political Donor Limits

Posted: 04/02/2014 - The Supreme Court on Wednesday eliminated limits on the total amount people can donate to various political campaigns in a single election season. However, the court left intact the current $5,200 limit on how much an individual can give to any single candidate.

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Haysville Residents Approve 1 Cent Sales Tax

Posted: 04/02/2014 - A 1-cent retail sales tax was approved in Haysville, but not by much. The Sedgwick County Election office says the tax passed Tuesday with 284 voting yes, and 267 opposed. The city's sale tax will now be 8.5 percent.

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Kansas Senate Passes Gun-Rights Measure

Updated: 04/02/2014 - The Kansas Senate has approved legislation that would strip cities and counties of their power to regulate firearms and nullify existing local gun ordinances.

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Kansas Group Seeking To Decriminalize Marijuana

Posted: 04/02/2014 - A statewide group seeking to legalize marijuana in Kansas has launched a petition drive in Wichita to remove criminal penalties for possessing an ounce or less of the substance.

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Obama: The Affordable Care Act Is Here To Stay

Posted: 04/01/2014 - President Barack Obama on Tuesday sharply criticized Repoublican attempts to roll back the Affordable Care act, saying the debate on repealing Obamacare is over. "The Affordable Care Act is here to say,"...

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Feds Seek Stay Of Order In Voter Citizenship Case

Posted: 04/01/2014 - Federal election officials are asking a federal judge to stay his order that the agency help Kansas and Arizona enforce state laws requiring voters to prove their U.S. citizenship.

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: High-Tech Search Tools

Updated: 04/01/2014 - Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said good night, then drifted off over the darkened seas, somehow bypassing that vast spiderweb of modern technology that catches every move of worldwide aviation.

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Bill Clinton Parodies Wife's Epic Photo

Updated: 04/01/2014 - In a photo posted from Bill Clinton's Twitter account just after midnight on Tuesday, the former President is sitting in a military airplane, reading some kind of device and sporting a pair of sunglasses.

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Official Claim: Obamacare On Track To Meet Original Goal

Posted: 04/01/2014 - After a surge of sign-ups on the last day for open enrollment, administration officials claim that Obamacare is on track to hit the White House's original target of 7 million people signing up.

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The Hypocrisy Of Big-Time College Sports

Posted: 04/01/2014 - Until now, it has been largely a philosophical discussion among academics and sports enthusiasts. Are college athletes amateurs? Are they being exploited? Should college sports be kept "pure"?

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