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Kansas Says Last Part Of Medicaid Overhaul Delayed

Updated: 12/27/2013 - Kansas is postponing the last part of an overhaul of its Medicaid program amid questions from federal officials about in-home services for the developmentally disabled.

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Museum Honors WWI Christmas Truce

Updated: 12/27/2013 - The National World War I Museum in Kansas City has commemorated the 99th anniversary of the World War I Christmas Truce of 1914.

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CNN Poll | 70% Believe Economy Is Poor

Posted: 12/27/2013 - Despite a recent string of positive economic news, a new CNN/ORC poll released Friday showed people were pessimistic that the economy was improving. Nearly 70% said the economy is generally in poor shape, and only 32% rated it good.

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Kansas Will Test Welfare Recipients

Updated: 12/27/2013 - Kansas is set to begin a drug testing program next year for some welfare recipients similar to a Missouri program that cost about $500,000 and turned up fewer than two dozen people who tested positive.

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Kobach Wants Voter Lawsuit Stayed

Posted: 12/27/2013 - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is asking a federal judge to stay a lawsuit over the state's voter proof-of-citizenship law while another case he initiated is being heard.

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Obama Signs Budget, Defense Bills In Hawaii

Posted: 12/26/2013 - President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday a budget deal forged by Democrats and Republicans in Congress that puts off the risk of a government shutdown for two years.

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Big Surprise Ahead In 2014: Immigration

Posted: 12/26/2013 - This was supposed to be the year. The President promised action, and the 2012 elections drove home the political imperative. But then, after struggling mightily, Congress failed to get it done

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POLL: American Hopeful 2014 Will Be Better

Posted: 12/26/2013 - Americans saw 2013 as anything but a banner year and aren't reluctant to wave goodbye on New Year's Eve, a new AP-Times Square poll says, reflecting anxiety stretching from the corridors of power in Washington to statehouses, and city and town halls.

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KC Area Law Firm Helps Trafficking Victims

Updated: 12/26/2013 - A Kansas City law firm has committed to representing victims of human trafficking referred by the U.S. Attorney's Office in western Missouri.

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Kansas Lawmakers Debate Public Pension Options

Posted: 12/26/2013 - Moves to close the Kansas public retirement system's long-term funding gap haven't eliminated interest among legislators in creating a 401(k)-style plan for new teachers and government employees.

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"I Already Won" Edward Snowden Talks To Washington Post

Posted: 12/24/2013 - The revelations from Snowden, a former NSA contractor, about the American government's surveillance of its citizens and allies have generated fierce debate over intelligence-gathering practices.

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School Finance Shifts Back To Legislature

Posted: 12/24/2013 - Debate over the proper level of funding for Kansas public schools will shift in 2014 from the courthouse to the Statehouse after justices issue a ruling on the latest school finance lawsuit.

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Health Plan Sticker Shock For Some Buyers

Posted: 12/23/2013 - As a key enrollment deadline hits Monday, many people without health insurance have been sizing up policies on the new government health care marketplace and making what seems like a logical choice: They're picking the cheapest one.

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Kansas Regents Seek More Support For College

Posted: 12/23/2013 - Members of the Kansas Board of Regents plan to ask lawmakers to support the the board's long-range plan to increase the number of Kansans will education beyond high school.

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