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Court Ruling: Kansas Can Strip Planned Parenthood Funds

Posted: 03/25/2014 - An appeals court has overturned a federal judge's order that forced Kansas to keep funding two family planning clinics despite a state law aimed at stripping a Planned Parenthood chapter of federal money.

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Rubio To Make First 'Early State' Visit This Cycle

Posted: 03/25/2014 - Sen. Marco Rubio's heading to New Hampshire. The May visit to the first-in-the-nation primary state by the potential 2016 Republican presidential contender is raising eyebrows among those who cover national politics.

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Committee To Begin Work On Kansas School Plan

Posted: 03/25/2014 - A Kansas House committee is preparing to take up a proposal from Republican leaders to increase education spending to satisfy a state Supreme Court order.

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Will Northwestern University Football Unionize?

Updated: 03/25/2014 - Northwestern University's president emeritus said that if the players on its football team are successful at forming a union, he could see the prestigious private institution giving up Division I football.

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Kansas Senator Named To Utility Commission

Updated: 03/24/2014 - A northeast Kansas state senator has been appointed by Gov. Sam Brownback to fill a vacancy on the Kansas Corporation Commission, effective immediately.

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Kansas House OKs Health Care Compact

Updated: 03/24/2014 - House members have approved a bill that would allow Kansas to join a compact of states seeking to exempt themselves from the federal health care overhaul.

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Tensions Remain Between Legislators, KU

Posted: 03/24/2014 - Tensions between some Kansas lawmakers and the University of Kansas continue to factor into negotiations over the higher education budget.

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Party-Switching Limits In Kansas Governor's Hands

Posted: 03/24/2014 - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has until March 31 to decide the fate of the Kansas GOP's plan to make it harder for voters to switch parties before primary elections.

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Kansas Residents Brace For Flood Insurance Changes

Posted: 03/24/2014 - Some Kansas officials, real estate agents and homeowners say the changes to the debt-addled National Flood Insurance Program don't match reality in the rarely flooded state.

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Senate Leaders Spar Over Education Bill Process

Posted: 03/23/2014 - The Kansas Senate Minority leader has raised questions about the chairman of the state Senate Education Committee's decision to send education bills to other committees for consideration.

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In Beijing, Michelle Obama Reprises Pingpong Diplomacy

Updated: 03/21/2014 - More than 40 years after pingpong diplomacy led to a thaw in Sino-American relations, it was on display again -- in rudimentary form -- as Michelle Obama visited a Beijing high school.

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Unique Skill set Helps Save Man From Death Row

Updated: 03/21/2014 - Neil Kookoothe, a witness during Filiaggi's 2007 execution, saw the condemned man's face turn beet red as lethal fluid ran through his veins. Beads of sweat glistened on his forehead.

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Bill Seeks To Boost Lawmakers' Pay

Updated: 03/21/2014 - A bill before a Kansas House committee could hand state lawmakers a pay raise. The bill would more than double what legislators are paid during the 90-day legislative session. However, it seeks to reduce the retirement package available to lawmakers.

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