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Illinois to stay in much-criticized Kansas-run voter database for now

Illinois election officials voted Monday to remain in a much-criticized multistate voter registration database, but opponents who raised questions about inaccuracies and security vowed to take the fight to the state Legislature.

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Tyson: Plans for chicken plant in Kansas remain on hold

Tyson Foods Inc. says its plans for a chicken plant in Kansas remain on hold while it moves forward with its Tennessee project.

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Shootings by police officers, other cases cloaked in secrecy in Kansas

Some Kansas police departments do not identify officers involved in fatal shootings, and body camera footage from the incidents may never become public. Records in unsolved criminal cases can remain closed indefinitely, even to victims' families.

Kansas lawmakers' panel on school funding to meet Dec. 4

A special Kansas legislative committee on public school funding is having its first meeting next month to start work on a response to a state Supreme Court order to boost funding.

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Cost of protesting at the Kansas Capitol going way up

Advocacy groups wanting to hold events at the Kansas Capitol will pay more — sometimes substantially more — under a new fee schedule set to take effect Jan. 1.

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House Republicans advance tax overhaul; entire Kansas delegation supports it

Republicans in the U.S. House, including all four members from Kansas, were poised Thursday to advance a tax overhaul bill that supporters say will stimulate the economy, but critics say is a giveaway for corporations and wealthy individuals.

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Kansas agencies seek $274 million in new funding next year

Only months after Gov. Sam Brownback called the Kansas budget bloated, state agencies have asked for more than $274 million in new funding.

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Kansas child welfare agency described as overly secretive

The state agency in Kansas charged with protecting children from abuse and neglect instead works to hide how it operates to protect its reputation, legislators, former employees and family members say.

Army vet joins GOP race for Kansas 2nd Congressional District seat

An Army veteran and Harvard University graduate with no previous political experience is joining a crowded race for the GOP nomination in Kansas' 2nd Congressional District.

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Ex-Kansas commerce secretary ends run for congressional seat

A former Kansas commerce secretary has ended a congressional race days after Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's office confirmed he was fired partly over questions about state contracts.

Kansas University Basketball team meets with Gov. Sam Brownback

The Kansas University men's and women's basketball team visited the Statehouse in Topeka on Friday, April 27, 2012.

Gov. Sam Brownback discusses tax cut plan

Gov. Sam Brownback talks to reporters about a proposal that will cut an estimated $2.9 billion in the next six years.

GOP Caucus

Republicans voice their support for presidential candidates at Kansas GOP Caucus.

The Resurgence of Meth

Officials in southeast Kansas talk about the recent spike in methamphetamine use. They believe it can be attributed to the "one-pot" or "shake and bake" method.

Gov. Brownback discusses education funding issues

Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday spoke to reporters and editors at the Lawrence Journal-World. Brownback said growing the economy was his primary goal as he prepares for the 2012 legislative session that starts next month.

Strengthening Agriculture

Chris Wilson, deputy secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture talks about the importance of farmer's markets in strengthening the relationship between grower and consumer.

Kansas Attorney General in Lawrence

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt talks about his concerns about some of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation's resources and staffing levels. Schmidt spoke to the Lawrence Noon Rotary Club on Aug. 8, 2011, at the Holiday Inn Lawrence, 200 McDonald Drive.

SRS Secretary Rob Siedlecki discusses closure of Lawrence office

Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services Secretary Rob Siedlecki spoke with Lawrence Journal-World editors Monday, July 11, 2011, about the planned closure of the Lawrence SRS office. Siedlecki said there was no chance the Lawrence office will be spared closure, but maintained there will be some SRS presence in the city.

Local Retailers Confused About Four Loko Ban

Distributors of Four Loko and other energy drinks that combine alcohol and caffeine can no longer supply such products to Kansas stores. But some Lawrence retailers are unsure as to whether they can sell the drinks they have left in stock.

Kansas collects more tax revenues than expected in August

The state collected $38 million more than expected this month.