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April 18, 2019 - 12:25 am
A new law gives Kansas counties the option of letting voters cast ballots at any polling site within their county. But election officials say spotty internet service and aging voting equipment will mean that many counties can't immediately take advantage of the new flexibility. Democratic Gov...
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April 18, 2019 - 12:16 am
The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that Gov. Laura Kelly cannot file a brief in support of a law that would add about $90 million annually to public school funding. The governor on Monday asked the court for permission to file the brief in support of a bill she signed April 5. The Topeka Capital-...
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April 18, 2019 - 12:00 am
The families of victims of a mass shooting at a central Kansas business in 2016 have won a $2 million legal settlement from a pawn shop that sold the firearms to the shooter's girlfriend. The settlement of three lawsuits in Harvey County District Court was announced Wednesday by Brady, a national...
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April 17, 2019 - 4:22 pm
The Air Force is sending 13 aircraft from McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita to a base in Washington because of the potential for severe weather in Kansas. Air Force spokesman 2nd Lt. Daniel de La Fe said in a news release Wednesday that the planes are being evacuated to Fairchild Air Force Base...
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In this Friday, April 12, 2019 photo, bridges over the Missouri River connect Plattsmouth, Neb., bottom, and Mills County, Iowa, top. This spring’s massive flooding along the Missouri River unearthed bitter criticism of the federal agency that manages the river while devastating communities and causing more than $3 billion in damage. The flooding and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ actions will be the focus of a U.S. Senate hearing in western Iowa on Wednesday, April 17, and critics will demand the agency make flood control its top priority. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
April 17, 2019 - 2:12 pm
GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — The federal agency that manages dams along the Missouri River received stern criticism from several U.S. senators Wednesday during a hearing held in Iowa to examine the massive spring flooding this year that caused more than $3 billion in damage in the Midwest. The flooding...
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April 17, 2019 - 2:09 pm
Wichita State senior Sierra Kanemoto has advanced into the Final 4 in college bowling at the Intercollegiate Singles Championships in Dayton, Ohio; the event features 24 men and 24 women seeking an individual national championship. Kanemoto is from Dayton, and will be bowling for a national title...
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April 17, 2019 - 1:07 pm
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to adopt the agency’s new proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. In a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army for...
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April 17, 2019 - 11:33 am
Limousines and party buses are popular modes of transportation for proms, weddings and other special events. If your spring or summer plans call for limo or bus transportation, the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) encourages you to do a little research before booking. The KCC, the agency that...
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April 17, 2019 - 5:25 am
This spring's massive flooding along the Missouri River unearthed bitter criticism of the federal agency that manages the river while devastating communities and causing more than $3 billion in damage. The flooding and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' actions will be the focus of a U.S. Senate...
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April 17, 2019 - 5:18 am
A judge has rejected a move by Spirit Boeing Employees Association seeking to dismiss the lawsuit filed by a Muslim aerospace engineer alleging discrimination stemming from a party at a Kansas lake. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson ruled Tuesday that there remains a genuine issue of material fact...
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