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Family Tests Kansas Water Law, Claims Impairment

Posted: 05/12/2014 - A western Kansas family concerned about the future of the Ogallala aquifer is testing a state water law that allows senior water rights holders to force junior rights holders to reduce irrigation or be shut off completely.

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2 Commissions Approve Proposed College Mergers

Updated: 05/09/2014 - Dodge City and Ford County commissions are officially supporting a proposed merger of Dodge City Community College and Fort Hays State University.

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Kansas Loosens Rules On Circulating Petitions

Posted: 05/09/2014 - Kansas is ending a ban on non-residents circulating election petitions that hasn't been enforced for almost four years because a federal judge declared it unconstitutional.

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Former US Sen. Dole To Resume Kansas Tour

Posted: 05/09/2014 - Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole resumes his Kansas tour next week with stops including Wichita, Manhattan and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene.

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Feds Seek Emergency Stay Over Voter Citizenship

Posted: 05/08/2014 - Federal election officials are seeking an emergency halt to a judge's order requiring Kansas and Arizona voters to provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote with a national form.

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Kansas Chamber Denies Involvement In RPS Cards

Posted: 05/08/2014 - A group run by the sister of the chairman of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce sent postcards warning that renewable energy standards caused higher utility bills, but the chamber denies involvement in the postcards.

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New Kansas Law To Help Law Officers, Firefighters

Posted: 05/08/2014 - Kansas is changing its workers' compensation laws to ensure that firefighters and law enforcement officers have their medical expenses covered after a stroke or heart attack on the job.

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Civil Rights Group Says Public Schools Face Attack

Posted: 05/07/2014 - A new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center says public schools are under attack from conservative groups opposed to new education standards and federal intrusion into local issues

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Pentagon Planning Nigerian Support Efforts

Updated: 05/07/2014 - The Pentagon has started to plan for ways to support Nigerian efforts to rescue schoolgirls kidnapped by the Boko Haram militant group, a senior U.S. military official told CNN on Wednesday.

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Topeka Councilman Facing 2 Felonies Gets Diversion

Updated: 05/06/2014 - Last month, District 2 representative John Campos was charged with making a false writing and interfering with the judicial process. Under the agreement, which was filed on Tuesday, prosecutors agreed to put the case on hold for 12 months.

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