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Court weighs how much school funding is enough

Posted: 01/16/2014 - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has launched a bold program of tax and spending cuts to make the state more attractive for business, but he's facing a challenge that threatens his ambitions.

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Judge approves closed hearing in quadruple deaths

Posted: 01/16/2014 - A judge has granted a request to close an evidentiary hearing in the case of an eastern Kansas man accused of killing three adults and a child in rural Ottawa last year.

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Arizona man gets prison for pedicab wreck that injured Kansans

Updated: 01/16/2014 - A 28-year-old Phoenix man has been sentenced to four years in prison on convictions stemming from a January 2013 collision between his car and a pedicab carrying two Great Bend, Kan., men who were severely injured in the Scottsdale accident.

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Friday deadline looms in voter citizenship case

Posted: 01/16/2014 - Federal election regulators face a court-imposed deadline this week to decide whether to modify the national voter registration form so Kansas and Arizona can fully enforce proof-of-citizenship requirements for their residents.

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Governor's staff outlines Kansas budget proposal

Posted: 01/16/2014 - Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing minor funding changes in the current fiscal year, including restoration of salary cuts for state university employees imposed last year by Kansas legislators.

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Young lion dies at Kansas zoo

Posted: 01/16/2014 - According to a release from the City of Great Bend, one-year-old Sakima died during a minor surgical procedure.

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Regents unlikely to suspend social media policy

Posted: 01/16/2014 - The chairman of the Kansas Board of Regents says the board is unlikely to suspend a controversial new policy on social media use by university faculty and staff.

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Sentencing for massage parlor worker canceled

Posted: 01/16/2014 - A federal judge has postponed sentencing for a woman who admitted harboring workers in the country illegally as part of a human trafficking operation in Asian massage parlors in Wichita.

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Kansas nuclear plant officials to meet with NRC

Posted: 01/16/2014 - Officials of Kansas' Wolf Creek nuclear plant will meet with federal regulators in Texas next week to discuss progress in making sure the plant's workers aren't afraid to report safety concerns.

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UPDATE: Kansas legislators hear death penalty measures

Updated: 01/16/2014 - Kansas legislators have heard debate on proposals to abolish the state's death penalty law, hearing emotional pleas from families of murder victims not to reopen painful wounds from the past.

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