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Kansas school funding debate drags on

By associated-press On Sun, 06 Apr 2014 08:44:42

Kansas school funding debate drags on

Kansas legislators have made quick work on brokering a new school funding agreement aimed at satisfying a state Supreme Court ruling. Negotiators met briefly early Sunday to revise a plan the House defeated on a 67-55 vote that would have increased school funding by more than $129 million. The re...

 
 

Kansas lawmakers approve small abortion changes

By associated-press On Sun, 06 Apr 2014 01:52:59

Kansas lawmakers approve small abortion changes

The Kansas Legislature has approved abortion legislation that addresses legal issues raised in state and federal lawsuits filed by abortion providers. The Senate passed the bill Saturday on an 34-6 vote. The House had approved it Friday. The measure goes next to Gov. Sam Brownback. Abortion...

 
 

Black women worried about Army hair regulations

By associated-press On Sat, 05 Apr 2014 20:35:31

Black women worried about Army hair regulations

New Army regulations dealing with hair are coming under criticism by some black military women, who say changes are racially biased. The Army earlier this week issued new appearance standards that ban most twists, dreadlocks and large cornrows. Those are all styles used predominantly by African-A...

 
 

Bill would extend ban on Kansas Medicaid expansion

By associated-press On Sat, 05 Apr 2014 18:17:54

Bill would extend ban on Kansas Medicaid expansion

The Republican-dominated Kansas Legislature has passed a bill to keep a ban in place indefinitely on expanding the state's Medicaid program under the federal health care overhaul. The House approved the measure Friday on a 68-54 vote, sending it to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. The Senate approv...

 
 

Kansas Senate passes bill voiding local gun rules

By associated-press On Sat, 05 Apr 2014 18:11:33

Kansas Senate passes bill voiding local gun rules

Kansas legislators are close to passing a bill to strip cities and counties of their power to regulate firearms. The Senate passed the final version of the measure on a 37-2 vote Friday night. House approval would send the measure to Gov. Sam Brownback. The measure would prevent cities and cou...

 
 

Lawrence man has to turn over evidence

By associated-press On Sat, 05 Apr 2014 18:08:35

Lawrence man has to turn over evidence

A Douglas County judge has ruled that a Lawrence man accused of secretly videotaping people in a clothing store has to turn over some computer evidence. Orion M. Graf has pleaded not guilty to 10 felony counts of breach of privacy. His trial is set for May 14. Authorities allege that the crimes o...

 
 

Wellington woman missing for 10 days

By associated-press On Sat, 05 Apr 2014 18:05:25

Wellington woman missing for 10 days

Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating a 32-year-old south-central Kansas woman who's been missing more than a week. The Sumner County Sheriff's Office says Trina Cook was last seen on March 26. Her family told authorities it's very unusual for her not to contact them. Cook i...

 
 

Wichita plant closing this summer, costing 54 jobs

By associated-press On Fri, 04 Apr 2014 23:32:28

Wichita plant closing this summer, costing 54 jobs

A Wichita plant that makes metal carts for audio-visual equipment plans to close this summer, meaning a loss of 54 jobs. The Wichita Eagle reports the Advance Products plant will close at the end June. The company's owner, Da-Lite, said the Wichita facility will remain open until then. Da-Lite...

 
 

Kansas House advances school funding plan

By associated-press On Fri, 04 Apr 2014 23:29:24

Kansas House advances school funding plan

The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a plan for boosting aid to poor school districts after Gov. Sam Brownback urged fellow Republicans to support it. The House's 84-36 vote Friday advanced the measure to final action, which was expected later Friday. The vote came after Brownback p...

 
 

Kansas seeks appeal costs from Planned Parenthood

By associated-press On Fri, 04 Apr 2014 23:23:03

Kansas seeks appeal costs from Planned Parenthood

Kansas has asked a federal appeals court to award it the costs of its appeal against Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri. The state's Friday filing with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals seeks nearly $1,530 for expenses such as transcripts incurred in the appeal. The court order...

 
 
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