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December 10, 2017 - 10:03 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An $18,000 grant from the National Park Service has moved a nonprofit closer to refurbishing the facade of a building where slavery opponents met during the Bleeding Kansas era. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the president of the group Friends of the Free State Capitol says...
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December 10, 2017 - 7:28 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal jury in Topeka has acquitted a local real-estate developer of all 114 federal charges against him. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 65-year-old Kent Douglas Lindemuth was found not guilty of the counts Friday. Lindemuth had been accused of hiding scores of...
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December 10, 2017 - 11:04 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An $18,000 grant from the National Park Service has moved a nonprofit closer to refurbishing the facade of a building where slavery opponents met during the Bleeding Kansas era. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the president of the group Friends of the Free State Capitol says...
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December 10, 2017 - 10:39 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some Kansas lawmakers are questioning how much benefit the state is getting for the millions of dollars it has spent over the past 16 years developing retail and tourism districts. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the state has spent more than $557 million in state sales...
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December 10, 2017 - 10:22 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas legislative task force on child welfare is having meeting this week for the first time since a new top administrator took over the state agency it is examining. The Child Welfare Task Force is scheduled to have a daylong meeting Tuesday at the Statehouse and to discuss...
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December 09, 2017 - 11:53 pm
LANSING, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas House Democrats are reaffirming their support for a plan from Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's administration to build a new prison in Lansing. Reps. Debbie Deere of Lansing and Jeff Pittman of nearby Leavenworth said building a new prison is important for the state's...
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Max Power
December 09, 2017 - 10:32 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) — Three men accused of plotting to bomb an apartment complex that housed Somali refugees have asked a federal judge to pull prospective jurors from rural Kansas because they are twice as likely to have voted for President Trump. In a motion filed Friday, the defense argued that...
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December 09, 2017 - 9:41 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court's latest order to legislators to boost spending on public schools has Republicans talking again about amending the state constitution. Some want to curb the court's power and say spending decisions properly fall under control of the Legislature. Such...
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December 09, 2017 - 7:41 pm
SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas has called for a school district in the Kansas City area to eliminate a policy prohibiting public complaints about individuals at board meetings. The Kansas City Star reports that the ACLU sent a letter to the Shawnee Mission School...
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