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April 13, 2017 - 10:34 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials say they'll complain to Kansas about smoke from its agriculture burning that sometimes makes it unhealthy to breathe in some parts of Nebraska. The Health Department in Lincoln issued a health warning Wednesday, warning people to stay indoors. Gov. Pete...
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Ted Woodward
April 06, 2017 - 2:38 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Range-burning is going on in the Flint Hills of Kansas to the northeast of Wichita, and smoke from those fires could be making its way into the Wichita area late Thursday evening and throughout Friday. Baylee Cunningham. an Air Quality specialist with the City of Wichita,...
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March 30, 2017 - 10:12 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has vetoed a bill that would have extended the state's health coverage for the poor under former President Barack Obama's signature health care law. The conservative Republican governor made the move Thursday. He explained that he thinks the expansion...
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March 28, 2017 - 5:38 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas lawmakers have voted to expand the state's Medicaid health care program to more low-income individuals. The bill passed 25-13 in a first-round Senate vote Monday. It will see a final vote Tuesday. If approved, it would then go to conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback...
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March 25, 2017 - 1:52 am
HAYS, Kan. (KNSS) – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued an emergency suspension order Thursday of a Hays day care center operated by Tandra Kay Reif. The licensee contacted authorities Tuesday regarding problems with a 5-month-old infant. The infant was flown to Children’s Mercy...
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