Topeka

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January 03, 2020 - 8:40 pm
A group that sponsored ads promoting Republican Kris Kobach during his 2018 run for Kansas governor says it isn't legally required to disclose its donors to the public. The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission has given Per Aspera Policy until Jan. 15 to file public reports on its activities...
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January 02, 2020 - 8:43 pm
Kansas is reporting that it collected nearly $39 million more in taxes than expected in December. The state Department of Revenue said Thursday that the state took in nearly $757 million in taxes last month. The official prediction for tax collections was $718 million, and the surplus was 5.4%. Tax...
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December 28, 2019 - 6:39 pm
Police in Topeka have identified a driver who died days after being punched by another driver in a road rage incident. Police said Saturday in a news release that 55-year-old Charles McPeek died on Friday, a week after the violent confrontation happened on December 20. Police say the incident began...
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December 18, 2019 - 7:47 pm
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly says that the state may have to help pay workers at aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems to keep them on the assembly line if the Boeing 737 Max stays grounded much longer. Kelly spoke with Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems CEO Tom Gentile on Tuesday, one day after Boeing...
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December 17, 2019 - 9:13 pm
Several people who identify as LGBT in Kansas, and who want to raise children born to partners they couldn't legally marry, could be denied contact with the children when the couples split up. An attorney on Tuesday urged the state's highest court to make that far less likely to happen. The Kansas...
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December 17, 2019 - 8:45 pm
A former vice president of a Kansas bank has pleaded guilty to embezzling. Debra Kay Converse, 60, of Harveyville, pleaded guilty Monday and was ordered to pay $107,715 in restitution. Prosecutors say she was vice president of the First National Bank in Harveyville when the crime occurred. The bank...
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December 13, 2019 - 8:25 pm
Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran, (R-Kansas), was asked if he decided how he would vote on removing President Donald Trump from office. Moran was asked while attending an event Friday in Topeka whether he had decided how he would vote on removing Trump from office. He said “No." The House Judiciary...
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December 12, 2019 - 10:19 am
A new Walmart distribution center will be built in Topeka, bringing 300 full-time jobs to the city. Walmart announced plans Wednesday to invest $200 million to build its largest distribution center in Kansas in Topeka. The announcement came at a meeting of the city’s Joint Economic Development...
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December 04, 2019 - 7:23 pm
Authorities plan to investigate whether a freshman Kansas congressman broke state laws by listing a UPS Inc. store as his address on a voter registration form and for obtaining a mail-in ballot in a November election. The questions about Rep. Steve Watkins, 43, come as some fellow Republicans hope...
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December 03, 2019 - 8:22 pm
A prisoner rights group says the Kansas Department of Corrections unfairly censors publications even with the adoption of a new policy and the elimination of a banned book list. The Human Rights Defense Center has cited a list of more than 200 books and magazines that administrators have recently...
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