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Kansas Senate Attacks Common Core Standards

Updated: 04/04/2014 - A proposal designed to block Kansas public schools from using multistate reading and math standards has been approved by the state Senate.

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Why Is This Man Running For Governor Of California?

Posted: 04/03/2014 - In late 2012, when Neel Kashkari first pondered the idea of running for governor of California, one of the first people he sought out for advice was another Republican who once faced long odds in a big state gubernatorial bid: George W. Bush.

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Kansas Lawmakers Avoiding Big Abortion Debate

Posted: 04/03/2014 - Top Republican legislators are blocking a debate in Kansas on banning most abortions early in pregnancy while engineering passage of a bill to make technical changes in anti-abortion laws.

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Stuck In Obamacare Limbo

Posted: 04/03/2014 - Laporta, 63, is an occupational therapy assistant at a private school in Syracuse, N.Y., and no longer qualified for the school's plan because she was working fewer hours.

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Fallon, Dressed As Putin, Calls Palin

Posted: 04/03/2014 - Wearing a wig and a well-tailored Russian suit, Jimmy Fallon went into character as Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday on "The Tonight Show" and made a call to Sarah Palin.

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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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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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