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May 25, 2017 - 7:58 am
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas food distributor has recalled nearly 100,000 pounds of precooked sausage products that might contain metal. The recall was announced Wednesday by Armour Eckrich Meats in Junction City. The Food Safety and Inspection Service says the recall includes more than 8,...
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May 22, 2017 - 7:56 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The city of Pretty Prairie has reached a deal with federal regulators designed to ensure its residents have safe drinking water. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten approved the settlement Monday in litigation brought by the Environmental Protection Agency. The government...
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May 09, 2017 - 2:15 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A research group that supports abortion rights says more than half of women of reproductive age live in states with unneeded restrictions on abortion facilities. The analysis released Tuesday by the Guttmacher Institute comes after a U.S. Supreme Court decision last year...
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Ted Woodward
April 28, 2017 - 2:02 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Saturday, April 29, marks the semi-annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. From 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, local police officers, Sedgwick County sheriff's department deputies, and agents from the federal Drug Enforcement Agency will be available as citizens...
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April 15, 2017 - 1:49 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials are moving to see that assets of a financially troubled nonprofit Catholic hospital in Topeka remain in the state if its out-of-state owner sells it. Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced late Friday that he would examine the financial structure of St...
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April 13, 2017 - 10:34 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials say they'll complain to Kansas about smoke from its agriculture burning that sometimes makes it unhealthy to breathe in some parts of Nebraska. The Health Department in Lincoln issued a health warning Wednesday, warning people to stay indoors. Gov. Pete...
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Ted Woodward
April 06, 2017 - 2:38 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Range-burning is going on in the Flint Hills of Kansas to the northeast of Wichita, and smoke from those fires could be making its way into the Wichita area late Thursday evening and throughout Friday. Baylee Cunningham. an Air Quality specialist with the City of Wichita,...
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March 30, 2017 - 10:12 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has vetoed a bill that would have extended the state's health coverage for the poor under former President Barack Obama's signature health care law. The conservative Republican governor made the move Thursday. He explained that he thinks the expansion...
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March 28, 2017 - 5:38 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas lawmakers have voted to expand the state's Medicaid health care program to more low-income individuals. The bill passed 25-13 in a first-round Senate vote Monday. It will see a final vote Tuesday. If approved, it would then go to conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback...
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March 25, 2017 - 1:52 am
HAYS, Kan. (KNSS) – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued an emergency suspension order Thursday of a Hays day care center operated by Tandra Kay Reif. The licensee contacted authorities Tuesday regarding problems with a 5-month-old infant. The infant was flown to Children’s Mercy...
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