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January 30, 2017 - 1:41 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas' new sexual assault prevention office says it has trained nearly 15,000 people since it was established last year. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the university is marking the one-year anniversary of its Sexual Assault Prevention and Education...
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January 30, 2017 - 1:36 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A judge has set a joint hearing on the fate of two federal lawsuits in Kansas challenging the state's proof-of-citizenship requirement for voter registration. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson on Monday granted the unopposed request to consolidate oral arguments on motions...
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January 30, 2017 - 1:33 pm
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — Leavenworth police are investigating the shooting death of a man. Police Chief Pat Kitchens says Gary Frantz, 54, died after being shot several times on Friday night. Investigators determined a woman, 50, was a potential suspect. Kitchens says the woman was later arrested in...
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January 30, 2017 - 1:20 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — The latest government snapshot gives the Kansas winter wheat crop a mixed review. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 20% of the wheat is in poor to very poor condition. The agency rated 36% of the wheat in fair condition, with 42% in good and 2% in...
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January 30, 2017 - 1:14 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Lawmakers and staff members will have a chance to see a made-for-television film to celebrate Kansas' official song, "Home on the Range." The film will be shown three times at the Capitol's auditorium Monday. The film shows how "Home on the Range" became a well-known Western anthem...
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January 29, 2017 - 10:52 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals and Major League Baseball have raised enough money to fund an Urban Youth Academy sports complex in Kansas City. The Kansas City Star reports officials said last week the entire project near the historic 18th and Vine district should be finished by...
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January 29, 2017 - 10:48 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas welfare officials rarely release details after a child's death or serious injury despite a decade-old law designed to provide more transparency. The Kansas City Star reports that it has made numerous requests for documents to see how officials with the Kansas Department...
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January 29, 2017 - 4:08 pm
WICHITA, Kan. – Flu season has come upon Kansas, causing more and more people to get sick. Kansas health officials report widespread influenza activity throughout many regions of the state. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment received reports of outbreaks in long-term care facilities,...
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January 29, 2017 - 2:21 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — The special election for the congressional seat formerly held by new CIA Director Mike Pompeo has added new urgency to pending court decisions in multiple federal lawsuits challenging restrictive voter registration requirements in Kansas. Gov. Sam Brownback has called an April 11...
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January 29, 2017 - 1:28 pm
WICHITA, Kan. – A protest line began outside a Wichita mosque objecting to President Trump’s travel order. KAKE News’ Greg Miller reports a second rally was planned later the same day outside Eisenhower National Airport. Many similar demonstrations have occurred throughout many United States...
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