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Rep. Huelskamp fires back for NCAA ticket raffle

Updated: 03/19/2014 - Representative Tim Huelskamp campaign is firing back a day after the congressman announced he was revising his plans for raffling off tickets to men's college basketball games for small campaign contributions because of legal questions.

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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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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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Attorney calls Kansas death penalty discriminatory

Posted: 03/09/2014 - John Val Wachtel is representing Phillip Cheatham Jr., who was convicted in 2005 of killing Annette Roberson and Gloria Jones and trying to kill Annetta Thomas in 2003.

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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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