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Bellagio Casino robbery suspect Scott Carmitchel 'blew money on...

Scott A. Carmitchel, who has been arrested on suspicion of stealing $43,500 from the Bellagio casino and using the money on prostitutes.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Free Times

Will South Carolina Take the Yellow Brick Road?

How far is South Carolina from going down the same road as Kansas? According to MapQuest, more than 1,000 miles separate the two states.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, South Carolina Government, Kansas, US Governors

Sunherald.com

Bellagio robbery suspect is convict from Kansas

Detectives say the man they originally identified as "John Doe" robbed a casino cashier of $43,500 at gunpoint Friday night and later paid prostitutes at another hotel with money still bound in Bellagio wrappers.

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Related Topix: Kansas, Criminal Defense Law, Law

KTVN Reno

Bellagio robbery suspect is convict from Kansas

A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Kansas, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Mississippi Government, Mississippi

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Davis, Brownback muddle debate about K-12 staffing trends

Major party frontrunners Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and Democratic Rep. Paul Davis have chosen to spin the numbers to depict a politician's support or neglect of K-12 education.

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

WIBW-TV Topeka

Union Says Inmate Attacks On Guards Are Rising In Kansas

Rebecca Proctor, Executive Director of the Kansas Organization of State Employees, says there have been 17 inmate-on-staff batteries since June.

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Related Topix: Prison, Kansas, Hutchinson Correctional Facility, State Prisons

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Kansas court overturns brothers' death sentences

In this combination of 2013 photos provided by the Kansas Department of Corrections, is Reginald D. Carr, left, and Jonathan D. Carr.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Kansas, Violent Crime, Wichita, KS

Thu Jul 24, 2014

ThinkProgress

Kansas Governor Takes Credit For Wind Energy Then Suggests Phasing Out Support

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback expressed support for gradually phasing out the state's Renewable Energy Standard during an impromptu meeting with reporters on Wednesday morning.

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

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Hill

In final stretch, Roberts seems at home in Kansas

The third-term senator has been dogged by questions about where he really lives, but it appears that he is enough of a local to keep his seat in Congress.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, Kansas, US Senate, Republican, Tea Party, Dodge City, KS

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Voice For Liberty in Wichita

The Kansas economy under guidance of moderates

Before wishing for a return to the "good old days," let's make sure we understand the record of the Kansas economy.

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Related Topix: Kansas, Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, Wichita State University, Washington DC

The Hill

Roberts, challenger trade barbs in new ads

Sen. Pat Roberts and his primary challenger, radiologist Milton Wolf, are exchanging fierce barbs in new ads launched the final weeks of their primary fight.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Radiology, Medicine, Kansas

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Transgender Kansans fear voter ID law is roadblock

Jordan Hanson, a transgender Kansan from Lawrence, fears she will be unable to vote because her ID lists her as a man.

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Related Topix: Transgender, Kansas, Topeka, KS

Fri Jul 18, 2014

OttawaHerald.com

Kansas GOP demands apology over Davis' opposition list

Davis, Kansas House minority leader and the Democratic candidate challenging Republican Sam Brownback for the governor's office, announced this week he had received the endorsement of 104 Kansas Republicans who hold or have held public office.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, Kansas, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts

Business Journal

Could revenue struggles push Brownback to legalize pot?

You don't have to be high to say that Brownback and most of Kansas' elected officials in the state are conservative.

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Related Topix: Kansas, Marijuana, Colorado, Colorado Government

KHGI

Kansas Revenue Department planning to move

The Kansas Department of Revenue is studying its options for moving out of the Docking State Office Building but has not determined when or where the relocation will happen.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Free Republic

DCF terminates contract with Pandarama Daycare, leaving owners and parents scrambling

Six months ago, the Sipples joined a group to block the Kansas Department of Corrections from putting a parole office with sex offenders near their daycare.

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KHGI

Guard suffers concussion at Lansing prison

Jeremy Barclay, a spokesman for the Kansas Department of Corrections, told The Topeka Capital-Journal that a Lansing guard suffered a concussion and two other guards suffered more minor injuries Tuesday while subduing an uncooperative inmate.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Paul Davis secures endorsement of more than 100 former and current Republican officials

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis and his running mate Jill Docking smile after more than 100 Kansas Republican politicians and activists on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, threw their collective weight behind the Democratic governor candidate during a news conference in Topeka.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Sam Brownback, US Senate, Kansas, Topeka, KS

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Kansas revenue questions prompt Bank of KDOT debate

Kansas politicians and lobbyists sense the next six months of state revenue collections will serve as a telling forecast of whether state government leaders will move to dig more deeply into what is referred to by some as the Bank of KDOT.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Kansas, Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors

Sun Jul 13, 2014

OttawaHerald.com

State offers waiver for veterans

Military veterans will be able to waive a commercial driver's license skill test for one year after their deployment if they have two years of safe driving in a comparable military vehicle, the Kansas Department of Revenue announced Thursday.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Kansas

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