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Thailand Protests Targeted; 4 Dead, Dozens Wounded

Updated: 02/24/2014 - Thailand's prime minister on Sunday condemned weekend attacks on her opponents that killed four people -- three of them children -- and pledged to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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Calls Go Out To Kansans On Religious Freedom Bill

Posted: 02/24/2014 - A Wichita-based group has left voicemail messages urging Kansans to thank state representative who voted for a bill to protect from lawsuits employees who refused service based on religious beliefs about marriage.

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Kansas House Panel Adopts Higher Ed Budgets

Posted: 02/24/2014 - A House budget committee has accepted a subcommittee's recommendation to increasing spending for Kansas public higher education by about $44 million over the next two years.

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Kansas Lawmakers Staying Course On Public Pensions

Posted: 02/24/2014 - Kansas legislators don't appear enthusiastic this year about altering the course they've set in previous years for improving the long-term financial health of the state pension system.

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Wichita Considers Future Of Equus Beds Aquifer

Posted: 02/24/2014 - Wichita city officials say they are reconsidering whether the Equus Beds aquifer and its recharge project will be a major part of the city's water supply in the future.

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Kansas Charter School Bill Up For Debate

Posted: 02/24/2014 - Senate Education Committee members are expected this week to continue their discussion of a proposal to expand Kansas laws regarding charter schools.

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Kansas Lawmakers To Debate Anti-Fluoride Proposal

Updated: 02/24/2014 - A Kansas House committee is considering a proposal to require cities and other local governments to warn consumers if they put fluoride in their water supplies.

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Rural Kansas Hospitals Fear Redesignation Proposal

Posted: 02/24/2014 - Kansas hospital officials say a federal proposal to change how rural hospitals are designated for purposes of Medicare reimbursements could be devastating to smaller health care facilities already struggling to survive.

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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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