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3 hrs ago | WIBW-TV Topeka

3 Men Convicted In $17 Million Drug Conspiracy

After a trial that lasted almost a month, a federal grand jury has convicted two Lawrence men and a California man in a conspiracy that brought $17 million in drugs to Kansas.

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7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

More GOP infighting in Kansas, as a literal food fight ensues

Kansas is suddenly a hotbed of intra-party GOP conflict . You may be familiar with the revolt of more than 100 Republican officials who chose to endorse a Democratic candidate for governor instead of the incumbent, Gov. Sam Brownback .

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Related Topix: Todd Tiahrt, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Mike Pompeo, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Jerry Moran, Sam Brownback

9 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future

Paul Davis, third from left, the presumed Democratic nominee for Kansas governor, receives the endorsements of more than 100 current and former Republican politicians on July 15, 2014, in Topeka, Kan.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Weird

9 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future

Kansas's Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is locked in an unexpectedly tough re-election battle for doing exactly what he said he would do - cut taxes.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Weird

11 hrs ago | WIBW-TV Topeka

Kansas Consumers Getting Insurance Refunds Totaling $3.6m

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced Thursday that 59,966 consumers in Kansas will benefit from $3,615,148 in refunds from insurance companies this summer, averaging $89 per family, because of the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

12 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Brownback urges compromise on Kansas energy rule

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback answers questions for reporters during an impromptu visit to The Associated Press office at the Statehouse, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Topeka, Kan.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US Governors, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, Topeka, KS

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Daily Kos

Margie Wakefield: Kansas CD-2; "One of the Best Campaigns in the Country"

People who attended Netroots Nation sat through a lot of panels regarding the role of women candidates in upcoming races.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Lynn Jenkins, Republican, US House of Representatives, Sam Brownback, US Senate, US Governors

Sunherald.com

Senator: VA center begged for surgical equipment

Moran, R-Kansas, said the problems at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center put veterans' lives at risk and forced employees to work under conditions of fear and retribution.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Moran, Life, Veteran Affairs, Medicine, Nursing

Examiner.com

Growing evidence: Public backs gun rights, more armed citizens

There is growing anecdotal evidence that the public is not as fearful of firearms as gun prohibitionists contend, as underscored by the national popularity of a "guns welcome" restaurant in Tennessee, an open carry eatery in Colorado , and yesterday's reports of spiking concealed carry licensing in South Carolina and Kansas .

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Colorado, Colorado Government, Guns, Washington, Washington Government

ABC News

Man Charged in Chase in Which Kansas Girl Died

An eastern Kansas man was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and five other counts after an alleged abduction and police chase ended in the death of a 5-year-old girl from a gunshot wound.

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Related Topix: Atchison, KS, Leavenworth County, KS, Leavenworth, KS

The Pitch

Earthquakes in Kansas? The Sunflower State has a case of the shakes

Midwesterners are being reminded almost weekly now that earthquakes aren't just for Californians.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, KS, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

The News Tribune

Audit says Kansas computer system security lacking

It also criticizes the state for not trying harder to make some Kansas agencies comply with a requirement that they provide detail information technology plans, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported .

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Washington Times

Recent Kansas editorials

When Sam Brownback returned to Kansas to take over as governor and launch his next presidential bid, he and his allies probably weren't worried about those moderate Republicans they kicked out of the Legislature.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Ron Paul, US House of Representatives, Opinion

Daily Kos

Connecting Kansas: Democrats Unite in Emporia

Emporia Kansas, the heart of Lyon County is often viewed as a commuter town. This image of Emporia is largely shaped by the relative ease of access to Lawrence, Topeka, Wichita.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US Senate, Republican, Emporia, KS, Emporia State University

Tue Jul 22, 2014

KMBC-TV

Residency becomes issue in Roberts' re-election bid

As longtime Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts faces an aggressive primary challenge in two weeks, ads continue to hound him about whether his Kansas residency is enough to represent the state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts

KMBC-TV

Opponent targets Sen. Pat Roberts over Kansas residency

Elections are just two weeks away in both Kansas and Missouri, and one of the bigger races is a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Kansas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts

Sunherald.com

Kobach foe criticizes 'dual' Kansas voting system

Challenger Scott Morgan's criticism of Kobach came a day after the secretary of state's office began mailing notices to dozens of voters who registered using a national form without providing proof of their U.S. citizenship to election officials.

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Great Bend Tribune

Kansas Highway Patrol works accidents

A Larned woman was injured Monday in a Finney County accident. Kansas Highway Patrol responded to the accident, and to a possible injury accident in Russell County involving an Ellsworth woman.

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Related Topix: Larned, KS, Finney County, KS, Russell County, KS, Ellsworth, KS

The Capital-Journal

Western Kansas farmers worry as Ogallala Aquifer disappears

For more than seven decades, farmers and other industries have depended on the Ogallala Aquifer to provide the lifeblood of the western Kansas economy.

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The Capital-Journal

Retired Kansas teacher convicted of pushing wife off cliff

A former Maine man was convicted Monday of bashing his wife on the head with a rock and pushing her off a cliff because of a dispute over an affair and a $4 million inheritance.

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