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Update: Kansas sex education bills stir debate

Updated: 02/20/2014 - A group of college students is lobbying Kansas legislators to reject bills that would change the way parents approve student access to sex education courses and materials.

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Hundreds gather to protest bill aimed at same-sex couples

Posted: 02/16/2014 - The Equality house and Planting Peace organizations held a public protest against the passing of the controversial house bill 2453 which protects religious groups and businesses that refuse service to same sex couples.

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Kansas House bill would void academic standards

Posted: 02/13/2014 - A new proposal before the Kansas Legislature would nullify reading, math and science standards for public schools adopted previously by the State Board of Education.

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Kansas closer to fighting feds over Prairie Chickens

Posted: 02/11/2014 - The Senate gave first-round approval Tuesday to a bill declaring that the federal government has no authority to set policies on prairie chickens or any activities that affect the birds' habitat.

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Bill would require fines for those who buy sex

Posted: 02/11/2014 - A Kansas assistant attorney general is urging state lawmakers to require mandatory $2,500 fines against anyone convicted of paying for sex, even if they receive diversion.

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UPDATE: Proposed Kansas response on gay unions debated

Updated: 02/11/2014 - Kansas House members have given first-round approval to a bill aimed at protecting people, groups and businesses that cite religious reasons for refusing to provide goods or services for gay weddings.

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Judge to decide proof-of-citizenship voting rule

Updated: 02/11/2014 - A federal judge says his decision in a lawsuit asking federal election officials to require proof-of-citizenship for voter registrations will be based on who gets to decide what is necessary to determine voter qualifications.

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UPDATE: Kansas House panel delays vote on gun measure

Updated: 02/07/2014 - A Kansas House committee has delayed a vote on gun-rights legislation so members have more time to consider changes that include provisions punishing possession of a firearm under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

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