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November 14, 2019 - 7:43 pm
Catholic dioceses in Kansas will not support expanding Medicaid unless the state passes a constitutional amendment and new laws restricting abortions. Chuck Weber, executive director of the Kansas Catholic Conference, told a House and Senate committee Wednesday the state’s four Catholic dioceses...
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November 13, 2019 - 7:41 pm
Police say a teenager and a young man were killed in a shooting in Topeka. Spokeswoman Gretchen Koenen said Owen Hughes, 15, and Reginald McKinney Jr., 21, both of Topeka, were shot to death Tuesday in southeast Topeka. Officers found one victim inside a home and another outside the home. No...
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November 08, 2019 - 6:25 pm
Investigators say loss of control resulted in the 2017 crash that killed a Topeka physician. The National Transportation Safety Board posted on its website that investigators had found "no mechanical anomalies." Topeka pulmonary physician William M. Leeds and his flight instructor, James K. Bergman...
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November 08, 2019 - 6:17 pm
Kansas officials have issued new fiscal forecast boosting the state's projected tax collections by $510 million over two budget years. The forecast issued Thursday eases the budget picture as Gov. Laura Kelly prepares to push to expand the state's Medicaid health coverage for the needy. But the...
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November 08, 2019 - 5:56 am
One person is dead after a driver involved in a car chase with the Kansas Highway Patrol crashed in Topeka Thursday. According to the KHP an officer was attempting to stop a car identified as a suspect vehicle involved in a criminal case. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the...
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November 07, 2019 - 9:27 pm
A prosecutor says a commission that screens applicants for the Kansas Supreme Court did not violate the state's open meetings law in choosing three finalists for a vacancy. Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said Thursday that the nominating commission took a final vote during a public...
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November 07, 2019 - 9:22 pm
Time is running out to begin construction on a new coal-fired power plant in Kansas before its permit lapses. The battle over the plant has lasted more than a decade. By the time the Kansas Supreme Court cleared the way for construction in 2017, a company involved in it called the chances it would...
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November 06, 2019 - 8:12 pm
A Kansas legislator's complaint has launched an investigation into whether a commission that screens Kansas Supreme Court applicants violated the state's open meetings law. Senate President Susan Wagle is objecting to how the nominating commission used paper ballots in picking three finalists in...
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November 06, 2019 - 7:54 pm
The acting secretary of the Kansas Department of Corrections said during his confirmation hearing, that a mass commutation of offenders was worth considering. Jeff Zmuda commented on a mass commutation that took place earlier this week in Oklahoma. More than 450 inmates were released from prisons...
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November 06, 2019 - 7:42 pm
Kansas Republican Congress members are rejecting a request from the state's lone congressional Democrat that they join her in opposing a federal policy that will allow faith-based adoption agencies to get taxpayer funding even if they turn away same-sex couples. Rep. Sharice Davids sent a letter...
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