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February 22, 2017 - 7:31 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - The Latest on the debate in Kansas over raising income taxes to balance the state budget: 1 p.m. A majority of the Republicans in the Kansas House voted to override GOP Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a bill increasing income taxes to help balance the state budget. The vote Wednesday in...
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February 22, 2017 - 6:10 am
TOPEKA, Kan. — A bill limiting public access to records about police officers who have been disciplined or fired will move to the Senate after the House passed it by a wide margin Wednesday. The bill passed 107 to 18. It would exempt police records held at a central registry from the Kansas Open...
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February 22, 2017 - 6:04 am
HENRYETTA, Okla. — Kick off the Sunday shoes: Dancing in public is now legal in Henryetta. The Tulsa World ( http://bit.ly/2lprhhr ) reports city leaders voted Tuesday to abolish an ordinance that forbids dancing within 500 feet of a place of worship. The dance ban also prohibited dance halls...
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February 22, 2017 - 5:48 am
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas House has given final approval to a bill restoring guaranteed teacher tenure. The bill now goes to the Senate. The body passed the bill Wednesday with a 72 to 53 vote. It originally dealt with arbitration but was amended Tuesday to include the tenure measure so that a...
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February 22, 2017 - 5:14 am
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas House has voted to override Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a bill increasing personal income taxes to help balance the state budget. The vote Wednesday was 85-40. That's one vote more than the two-thirds majority necessary in the 125-member House. The House's...
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February 22, 2017 - 4:28 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has fulfilled his promise to veto a bill that would have increase personal income taxes to help balance the budget. Brownback acted during a Statehouse news conference. He had pledged to veto the measure during a Tuesday night banquet of the supportive...
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February 21, 2017 - 11:28 pm
ROSE HILL, Kan. - One person is dead after a one-vehicle crash in western Butler County. It happened around 12:30 a.m. at southwest 150th Street and southwest Butler Road, two miles north of Rose Hill. Officers arriving at the scene found one person dead at the scene of the accident. Police have...
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February 21, 2017 - 11:22 pm
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Douglas County Sheriff's office says the 18-year-old last seen Saturday evening before the boat he was on capsized in a county lake was Cameron Kirchner of Gardner. Kirchner and a friend were on a boat the turned over on the Douglas County State Fishing Lake near Baldwin...
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February 21, 2017 - 11:17 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Kan. - One man is dead after a motorcycle accident on U.S. 160 in Cowley County. It happened a mile east of Cambridge, Kan. after 6:30 p.m. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol a motorcycle was eastbound on U.S. 160 when it veered off the roadway and struck an embankment. The driver,...
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February 21, 2017 - 4:21 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — Shaq Morris had 18 points, Connor Frankamp and Markis McDuffie added 13 apiece and No. 25 Wichita State announced its return to the Top 25 with a 109-83 blitz of Evansville on Tuesday night. Landry Shamet added 12 points and Darral Willis Jr. had 11 for the Shockers (26-4, 16-1...
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