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Valley Falls Fire Chief Arrested

Posted: 06/30/2014 - Sheriff Jeff Herrig said that Valley Falls Fire Chief John Gordon was arrested Fiday by agents from the KBI.

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Court Rules On Obamacare Contraception Mandate

Posted: 06/30/2014 - The biggest case of the Supreme Court's term involves a three-headed, hot-button appeal combining abortion rights, religious liberty, and Obamacare. It's also the last one, and a ruling is due on Monday.

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Dole To Dedicate VA Mobile Medical Unit

Posted: 06/30/2014 - Former Sen. Bob Dole plans to visit his Kansas hometown Wednesday to dedicate a new mobile unit for use by the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center.

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ACLU Sues Kansas Over Voting Policy

Posted: 06/27/2014 - The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a Kansas judge to bar Secretary of State Kris Kobach from starting what the group calls a dual voting system to help enforce a proof-of-citizenship requirement.

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Sierra Club Files New Suit Over Kansas Coal Plant

Updated: 06/27/2014 - The Sierra Club has filed a lawsuit challenging the latest move by Kansas to allow construction of a $2.8 billion coal-fired power plant, partly because the state wouldn't regulate the plant's greenhouse gas emissions.

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Lecompton Celebrating Historic Kansas Roots

Updated: 06/27/2014 - A northeast Kansas town is celebrating its place in state history this weekend with the annual Lecompton Territorial Days, including a display of maps dating to the mid-1800s.

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Case Against Kansas Abortion Rights PAC Dismissed

Posted: 06/27/2014 - The Federal Election Commission has dismissed an anti-abortion group's complaint alleging that an abortion rights political action committee helped finance the operations of a new clinic in Wichita.

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Supreme Court Rules Against White House Appointments

Updated: 06/26/2014 - The Supreme Court sided with Congress on Thursday in the high-stakes power struggle over presidential appointments, in which officials are placed in top government jobs temporarily without Senate approval.

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Former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker Dies

Updated: 06/26/2014 - Former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker, a one-time towering political figure in Washington who also served as a chief of staff to President Ronald Reagan, has died.

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Kobach Settles Permit Issue With Douglas County

Posted: 06/26/2014 - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he has the proper permits for construction of a barn in rural Douglas County, though he isn't sure what all the fuss is about.

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Highway Right Of Way Political Signs Are Wrong

Posted: 06/25/2014 - If your plan to post political signs, the Kansas Department of Transportation reminds the public that political signs or billboards are prohibited on the right of way.

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KC Will Not Get RNC Convention

Updated: 06/25/2014 - Just two cities remain in the sweepstakes to host the Republican Party's next presidential nominating convention and Kansas City is not one of the two.

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KC Suburb Bans Little, Free Libraries

Updated: 06/25/2014 - A widespread trend of sharing books through small homemade structures has been shut down in a Kansas City suburb.

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Supreme Court: Police Need Cell Phone Warrant

Updated: 06/25/2014 - The Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled that police may not search the cell phones of criminal suspects upon arrest without a warrant -- a sweeping endorsement for privacy rights.

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Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo

Posted: 06/25/2014 - A huge win for the nation's biggest television broadcasters: in a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court said Wednesday that streaming television startup Aereo violates the Copyright Act.

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U.S. Economy Down 2.9%

Updated: 06/25/2014 - The U.S. economy shrank at a steep annual rate of 2.9 percent in the January-March quarter as a harsh winter contributed to the biggest contraction since the depths of the recession five years ago.

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Lawrence's Overruled Knife Law Will Stay

Updated: 06/25/2014 - The Lawrence City Commission won't repeal an ordinance prohibiting the carrying of concealed knives, despite a new state law that overrides the ordinance next week.

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Kansas Board Set To Approve Teacher License Rules

Updated: 06/25/2014 - The Kansas State Board of Education is preparing to approve regulations for implementing a new state law allowing people with relevant experience but no education degree to obtain teaching licenses.

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