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UPDATE: Kansas measure against surrogacy draws opposition

Updated: 01/27/2014 - Parents, doctors and women who have been surrogate mothers are strongly criticizing a Kansas Senate bill to void existing surrogacy contracts and make it illegal to pay women to serve as surrogates.

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Grass fire erupts near Augusta

Updated: 01/27/2014 - High winds and dry conditions combined to spread a dangerous grass fire in Butler County Sunday night.

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Saline County to consider weapons policy

Posted: 01/26/2014 - Saline County commissioners are expected consider a policy that would allow county employees who have concealed carry permits to carry their weapons while at work.

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Kansas mulls response to uncertainty on gay marriage

Posted: 01/26/2014 - In an uncertain legal climate for states banning gay marriage, Kansas lawmakers are considering a proposal designed to protect individuals, groups and businesses refusing for religious reasons to recognize same-sex unions or to provide benefits to gay couples.

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Ford County finds it tough to retain EMTs

Updated: 01/25/2014 - A western Kansas county is paying advance tuition for two emergency medical technicians seeking paramedic certification in a bid to hire and retain qualified workers.

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Kansas gov. announces plans for mental health center

Posted: 01/25/2014 - Kan. Gov. Sam Brownback has announced a plan to reopen a Kansas City, Kan., mental health center with the help of private agencies to serve as a 10-bed "crisis stabilization" facility.

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Kansas man sentenced to prison for stalking

Updated: 01/24/2014 - Thomas Hebb was sentenced to nearly five years in prison for mailing graphic letters to over 20 Emporia and Lyon County residents in 2011.

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Kansas high court upholds murder verdict

Posted: 01/24/2014 - The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of a southwest Kansas man in the August 2009 stabbing death of his mother.

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Family questions woman's death in Kansas jail

Updated: 01/24/2014 - The family of a Kansas City woman who died in a western Kansas county jail allege the jail staff did not react quickly enough when she became ill in jail.

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Backers: Report on rail risks boosts Keystone XL

Posted: 01/24/2014 - A government warning about the dangers of increased use of trains to transport crude oil is giving a boost to supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.

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