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Governor Names Three New Regents

Updated: 06/27/2013 - The newest members of the Kansas Board of Regents have diverse backgrounds but they are all advocates for higher education in the Sunflower State.

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Federal Judge Ponders Blocking Kansas Abortion Rules

Posted: 06/26/2013 - Chief Judge Kathryn Vratil heard arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood over the state's new abortion law. Vratil said she would decide soon whether to issue a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of the disputed sections.

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KCC Names New Executive Director

Updated: 06/26/2013 - The Kansas Corporation Commission announced Wednesday that Kim Christiansen will become the KCC's new executive director.

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Kansas Back In Court Over Abortion Restrictions

Posted: 06/26/2013 - Kansas is heading back to court to defend new restrictions on abortion providers, having already spent more than $758,000 on private attorneys in lawsuits over anti-abortion laws.

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City Council Approves 6 Month Exemption

Updated: 06/26/2013 - The City Council voted to approve a 6 month exemption from a law requiring local governments to allow concealed weapons in public buildings, which include City Hall, Topeka Zoo Topeka Performing Arts Center and Fire Stations.

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Obama To Limit Coal Plants; Keystone Future Depends on Pollution Risk

Posted: 06/25/2013 - He directs EPA to establish carbon pollution standards for coal plants. On the sensitive prospect of the Canada-to-Texas Keystone pipeline through Kansas, Obama said it would only come about if the project does not significantly worsen carbon pollution.

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Kansas' Internal Borrowing For Budget Declines

Posted: 06/25/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback and legislative leaders on Tuesday unanimously approved $300 million in loans to the state's general fund from other accounts. By law, the loan must be paid by the end of June 2014.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Section Of Voting Rights Act

Posted: 06/25/2013 - The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a section of the Voting Rights Act, weakening a tool the federal government has used for nearly five decades to block discriminatory voting laws.

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Report: IRS Targeted Liberal Groups, Too

Posted: 06/24/2013 - The IRS targeting was more widespread than previously revealed. The use of so-called BOLO lists to screen applicants has been halted. Official says an ongoing IRS probe of targeting finds no evidence yet of outside influence. The FBI and several congressional committees also are investigating

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Judge Sets Hearing On Kansas Anti-Abortion Law

Posted: 06/24/2013 - Chief Judge Kathryn Vratil has scheduled a hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. on a lawsuit over the state's new abortion law.

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Kansas Insurance Commissioner Doesn't Fit In GOP

Updated: 06/24/2013 - Sandy Praeger, who is in her final term as insurance commissioner, favors abortion rights and gun control, and is a strong supporter of the new health insurance plan called Obamacare.

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