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Top Republicans make gay marriage issue in Kansas

Republican Sen. Pat Roberts and Gov. Sam Brownback are raising gay marriage as an issue to help paint their challengers as too liberal for GOP-leaning Kansas in the final weeks of tough re-election races.

Analysis: Gay marriage clouds Kansas governor race

The re-emergence of gay marriage as a hot legal issue nationally has complicated Democratic challenger Paul Davis' bid in Kansas to unseat conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

Another Google Fiber delay in Kansas City

Even as Google Inc. warns that it might take longer to install gigabit-speed Internet across all of Kansas City and a handful of suburbs, other Internet providers are speeding up their broadband to compete.

Texas governor to headline fundraiser for Brownback

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is getting some fundraising help from his colleague in Texas.

Voter mulling options in Kansas Senate dispute

The lawyer for a disgruntled Kansas Democratic voter says he's considering his options as he faces a delay in getting a court to hear his lawsuit to force the party to name a new U.S. Senate nominee.

Task force unable to pinpoint cause of earthquakes

There's not enough data to make any determinations about why there has been an increase in the number of earthquakes in Kansas, a three-member task force appointed by Gov. Sam Brownback has concluded.

Kansas city bans sexual orientation discrimination

Roeland Park has become the second city in Kansas to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Authorities seeking Kansas inmate who walked away from work detail

Authorities in northeast Kansas are searching for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from a work detail.

Kansas gay marriage foes to seek protections again

Kansas legislators will face renewed pressure next year to provide additional legal protections to those who want to avoid accommodating same-sex couples for religious reasons in the wake of federal courts nationwide invalidating state gay marriage bans.

Attacks increasing on Kansas prison guards because of staff shortage, union says

A state employees union says attacks are increasing on guards at the Lansing Correctional Facility.

Lawrence pay growth slows

In today's news: Wage, salary increase behind U.S., state averages in ’07; KU researcher detects missing link in spider evolution. In sports: Taylor named Big 12 Rookie of the Week

Homeless families keep their children in school.

As many as 15 families are living at the Lawrence Community Shelter, and that means children from 15 families have to try and get ready for school every morning in the same small space. But they're doing it.

Crowd gathers in South Park in an effort to save Lawrence SRS office

Hundreds of people converged on South Park on Saturday July 16, 2011 to protest the closing of the SRS office in Lawrence. Speakers talked about the importance of SRS to the Lawrence community and surrounding area.

Steve Six discusses Snyder v. Phelps funeral protest case

Lawrence attorney Steve Six, whose term as Kansas attorney general ended Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, discusses his office's role in the Snyder v. Phelps funeral protest case the U.S. Supreme Court is considering.

Task force looking to improve Kansas bridges

A task force plans to release recommendations for improving inspections of thousands of bridges in Kansas.

Driving instructor offers insight to job

Oskaloosa resident Jon Brown, a longtime driver's education instructor, describes his job and the areas in Kansas where he has taught.

Health policy leader fighting for statewide smoking ban

The state's chief health policy leader isn't giving up on her fight for a statewide smoking ban.

Lack of flood insurance haunts many Kansans

For those without flood insurance, homes can be lost in a matter of minutes. Compared to other parts of the country, Kansas homeowners are less likely to purchase the protection.

Minimum wage proposal defeated at State House

Forty-five states have a state minimum wage rate - Kansas is at the bottom of that list and won't be moving up anytime soon.

State's minimum wage could be on the rise

Kansas currently has a minimum wage of $2.65 and hour - the lowest in the nation.

Unemployment not yet a big issue in Kansas

As the economy continues to slide, nationwide unemployment tops a two-year high at five percent. But the work force in Kansas has yet to feel the pinch.