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Kansas Bill Would Allow 8-year Driver's Licenses

Posted: 02/21/2014 - A Kansas House committee is considering a bill that would allow state residents to renew their driver's licenses for eight years, rather than the current six years.

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Bill Making "Hard 50" Easier Passes State Senate

Posted: 02/20/2014 - The Kansas Senate has approved a bill making a minimum of 50 years in prison the presumed sentence instead of an option for juries to consider for premeditated, first-degree murder.

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Poll Shows Majority Of Kansans Support Tanning Bed Use For Adults Only

Posted: 02/20/2014 - Almost 70 percent of voters in Kansas believe tanning beds should only be available for those 18 and over and support a law keeping kids out of tanning beds and limiting their risk for deadly skin cancer according to a December 2013 poll by Public Opinion Strategies.

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Kansas Senate Panel OKs Campaign Finance Changes

Posted: 02/20/2014 - A Kansas Senate committee recommended a bill that would allow certain political party committees to solicit and raise campaign contributions from lobbyists, individuals and organizations during the legislative session.

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New Atlas Maps Status Of Kansas Lakes

Posted: 02/20/2014 - A new atlas published by the Kansas Biological Survey provides information about the health of nearly 80 lakes and reservoirs around the state.

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Cellphone No-Call List Clears State Senate

Updated: 02/20/2014 - Kansas enacted the no-call statute in 2002 to protect residents from unwanted telemarketing calls. People add their numbers to a list maintained by the Federal Trade Commission.

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KS GOP Pushes Partisan Local Elections, Earlier Voting

Posted: 02/19/2014 - The Kansas Republican Party is pushing legislators to change the dates of local elections and make them partisan, but a GOP-dominated state Senate committee hasn't embraced the entire plan.

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Spanking Bill In Kansas Sparks Controversy

Posted: 02/19/2014 - A Kansas state lawmaker says a bill she's introduced that would give school teachers and caregivers expanded rights to spank children is not "intended to legalize child abuse."

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Kansas House Panel Shortens, Adopts Climate Measure

Updated: 02/19/2014 - A Kansas House committee has approved a resolution protesting President Barack Obama's plan on climate change after stripping out language suggesting the science behind it is flawed.

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Senator Declares Kansas Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Dead

Updated: 02/18/2014 - The chairman of the Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee says the panel won't consider a House-passed bill to protect people who refuse for religious reasons to provide goods and services to gay couples.

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Backers Of Kansas Sex Ed Bill Seek Parental Control

Posted: 02/18/2014 - Supporters of Kansas legislation requiring parental consent for students to receive sex education in public schools say it would force parents to become more active participants in the subject matter.

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