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Rachel Sweet, a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood Great Plains, watches at the Kansas Senate debates a resolution
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February 14, 2019 - 8:08 pm
Legislators in Kansas are condemning New York's new law protecting abortion rights, even after the birth of a child, with a resolution that would be sent to New York's governor and lawmakers. The Kansas Senate adopted the resolution Thursday on a 27-13 vote. The measure goes next to the House,...
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February 14, 2019 - 6:12 pm
Students in suburban Kansas City have sent thousands of sweet notes of encouragement to students in Parkland, Florida, on the first anniversary of a shooting rampage that left 17 people dead. Missy Pint, of Lenexa, Kansas, began planning the surprise weeks ago. She encouraged students at several...
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February 14, 2019 - 3:30 pm
Kansas has canceled two grants to private agencies for services for troubled families and plans to renegotiate the terms of another four grants for services for foster children. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly announced actions Thursday that undo key decisions made by the Department for Children and...
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February 14, 2019 - 3:28 pm
A hospital in a small southeast Kansas town is closing immediately, in part because it doesn't have enough money to pay employees. The board of directors of Oswego Community Hospital announced the decision Thursday. The board said the Oswego Community Hospital, the Oswego Community Clinic and the...
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February 14, 2019 - 1:40 pm
Wildlife advocates have begun legal proceedings against U.S. officials for allegedly failing to protect a ground-dwelling bird species that's seen its habitat shrink due to farming and energy exploration. The lesser-prairie chicken roams portions of New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas...
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February 14, 2019 - 1:32 pm
A Kansas man accused of threatening to "blow up" the White House has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison. A court filing shows Brandon Koss of Wichita was sentenced Wednesday on a misdemeanor charge of willful interference with the protective work of a Secret Service agent. Prosecutors...
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February 14, 2019 - 1:27 pm
Hill's Pet Nutrition plans to spend $20 million to expand its plant in Shawnee County during the next two years. The expansion announced Wednesday by economic development leaders will create only six new jobs, which reduced the incentives given to the company for expansion of its Pet Nutrition...
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February 14, 2019 - 11:11 am
Kansas awarded $38 million in grants to a troubled Florida agency to provide child welfare services even though the agency earned low scores in an internal review and didn't apply for $17 million of the work, according to newly released documents. Eckerd Connects was selected last year through a...
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February 14, 2019 - 9:44 am
Crews are working to fix a growing number of potholes in Kansas and Missouri after a brutal winter. Kansas City, Missouri, has received more than 1,400 pothole reports so far this year to its call center. The Kansas City Star reports that City Hall spokesman Chris Hernandez says that's about five...
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February 14, 2019 - 2:29 am
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a law enforcement officer in northeast Kansas. KBI agents and the Crime Scene Response Team were sent to Brown County early Wednesday morning where an officer from the Sac and Fox Police Department had been found dead in his patrol...
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