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Kansas lawmakers scolded for wording in terrorism debate

Posted: 03/17/2014 - A Wichita man accused of trying to bring explosives-filled van to Mid-Continent Airport has become the face of an anti-terror bill in the Kansas Legislature even though he has pleaded not guilty and has not been convicted.

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Kansas water needs require funding

Posted: 03/15/2014 - Authorities trying to establish a plan for dealing with dwindling water resources in Kansas say it's unclear how much the state wants to spend on solving the problem.

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Obama nominates US marshal for Kansas

Posted: 03/13/2014 - President Barack Obama has nominated Topeka Police Chief Ronald Lee Miller to serve as U.S. Marshal for Kansas.

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House panel advances opt-in sex education bill

Posted: 03/13/2014 - A Kansas House committee has advanced a bill requiring parents to give written permission for their children to receive sex education in public schools.

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Kansas gun-rights moving again after compromises

Posted: 03/12/2014 - A proposal to strip Kansas cities and counties of their power to regulate firearms is moving again through the Legislature after supporters stripped out two provisions preventing the state House from considering it.

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Senate committee rejects medical building funding

Posted: 03/12/2014 - A Kansas Senate committee ignored pleas from University of Kansas officials and approved a capital improvement plan that does not include funding for a new heath education building.

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Kansas budget panel rejects $2 million for new institute

Posted: 03/11/2014 - A Kansas Senate budget subcommittee has rejected a proposal to spend $2 million for a new institute at the University of Kansas to work with pharmaceutical companies on new drugs and technologies.

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Kansas considers moving dates of local elections

Updated: 03/10/2014 - A Kansas Senate committee plans to review a proposal this week to change the dates of local elections so they occur on the same schedule as legislative and statewide contests.

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Kansas lawmakers continue to digest school ruling

Posted: 03/10/2014 - Kansas legislators are resuming discussions of education funding in the wake of a state Supreme Court decision that faulted the way certain funds are distributed to school districts.

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Kansas school funding fight far from over

Posted: 03/09/2014 - The Kansas Supreme Court has settled some immediate issues over public school funding in the state, but it left until another day the biggest issue -- how much more money legislators must spend on education.

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Kansas Senate OKs 'compromise' judiciary budget

Posted: 03/07/2014 - The Kansas Senate has passed a budget for the judicial branch but only after bundling it with bills that would reduce the state Supreme Court's authority over judicial districts.

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Kansas faith leaders still seek gay-marriage bill

Posted: 03/06/2014 - A dozen Kansas religious leaders are calling on legislators to approve special legal protections for gay-marriage opponents before the federal courts invalidate the state's same-sex marriage ban.

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Political party switching bill clears committee

Posted: 03/06/2014 - The Kansas GOP wants the legislature to widen the time between when a registered voter can switch parties to discourage those who simply want to vote in a different primary to manipulate the vote.

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UPDATE: GOP pushes bill to limit party switching to vote

Updated: 03/06/2014 - A Senate committee has recommended passage of a bill sought by the Kansas Republican Party that would make it more difficult for voters to switch parties before voting in primary elections.

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Kansas state senators ponder help for home brewers

Posted: 03/05/2014 - Home brewers are asking a Kansas Senate committee to endorse a measure easing state restrictions on their craft so they can share their beer, wine and cider with friends and have it judged in contests.

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Gay rights backers seek new Kansas anti-bias rules

Posted: 03/02/2014 - Gay rights advocates aren't content with simply blocking a measure they believed encouraged businesses and government workers to refuse to serve gays and lesbians.

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