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President Obama delivers State of the Union

Posted: 01/28/2014 - Though he touted the economy’s progress -- a low unemployment rate, rebounding housing market and lower deficits -- Obama said that the partisan debates over the size and scope of government have stymied progress on proposals to put more Americans back to work.

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Gay marriage response on Kansas lawmakers' agenda

Posted: 01/28/2014 - A Kansas House committee is considering a bill aimed at protecting individuals, groups and businesses that refuse to recognize same-sex unions or provide benefits to gay couples for religious reasons.

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Kansas death penalty appeals bill advances

Posted: 01/28/2014 - A Kansas Senate committee is recommending passage of a bill shortening the process of appealing death sentences for capital murder.

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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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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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Government panel urges end to phone data spying

Posted: 01/23/2014 - The White House is disagreeing with a government task force that is urging President Barack Obama to shut down the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone data.

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Lt. Governor's $500,000 loan to Brownback not unusual

Posted: 01/20/2014 - While a $500,000 loan from Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer to the re-election campaign of Republican Gov. Sam Brownback raised a few eyebrows, analysts say the gift is part of a growing campaign practice.

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Feds deny state bids to tighten voter registration

Updated: 01/18/2014 - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has championed his state's proof-of-citizenship law to keep non-citizens from voting, particularly those in the U.S. illegally.

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Kansans in Congress split on spending bill

Posted: 01/18/2014 - Members of the Kansas congressional delegation have split their votes on a federal spending bill that includes $404 million for building the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan.

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