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Kansas, Texas to back Florida lawsuit against Obama administration
02:47 p.m., May 4, 2015 Updated 10:07 p.m.
Governors in Kansas and Texas said Monday they’ll support Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s fight against the Obama administration to free billions of federal hospital dollars even if the states don’t expand Medicaid.
April economic report suggests slow growth ahead in Midwest
10:08 a.m., May 1, 2015 Updated 10:20 p.m.
A new monthly survey report says April results suggest that slow economic growth remains ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states.
FBI: Topeka man plotted suicide bomb attack at Fort Riley
12:16 p.m., April 10, 2015 Updated 10:33 p.m.
A 20-year-old man accused of planning a suicide attack at Fort Riley was arrested Friday while trying to arm what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb near the Kansas military base as part of a plot to support the Islamic State group, federal prosecutors said.
Kansas quietly passed religious objections law 2 years ago
03:08 p.m., April 6, 2015 Updated 10:06 p.m.
Religious objections measures in Arkansas and Indiana that prompted national criticism are similar to a law Kansas quietly enacted two years ago with the state’s leading gay-rights group officially neutral.
Economic report points to slow growth in Midwest, Plains
09:52 a.m., April 1, 2015 Updated 09:49 p.m.
Slow economic growth likely lies ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a monthly survey report issued Wednesday.
Rolling Stones announce stadium tour, will stop at Arrowhead in Kansas City
March 31, 2015
The Rolling Stones are zipping across North America again. The rock band announced a 15-city stadium tour Tuesday that will stop at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on June 27.
High court to hear Kansas plea to reinstate death sentences
09:01 a.m., March 30, 2015 Updated 10:44 p.m.
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear Kansas’ appeal to reinstate death sentences for two brothers in the fatal shootings of four people and for another man convicted of killing a couple.
Colorado defends pot law, says states free to legalize weed
03:41 p.m., March 27, 2015 Updated 09:39 p.m.
States are free to legalize marijuana, Colorado argued Friday in a filing to the U.S. Supreme Court in response to a lawsuit from neighboring states that have asked the nation’s highest court to shut down Colorado’s pot law.
Kansas appeals voter citizenship lawsuit to US Supreme Court
March 26, 2015
Kansas and Arizona have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to force federal elections officials to require residents of their states to prove their U.S. citizenship before registering to vote.
Big bills to view public documents discourage public access
March 13, 2015
The public’s right to see government records is coming at an ever-increasing price, as authorities set fees and hourly charges that often prevent information from flowing.
Ferguson city manager ousted after Justice Department report
March 11, 2015
The Ferguson City Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved a resolution to part ways with City Manager John Shaw following a scathing Justice Department report that alleged racial bias in the city police department and court system.
Kochs say no to Dems’ probe into climate research funding
March 11, 2015
The industrial conglomerate run by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch is refusing to provide Democratic lawmakers with information on whether it has paid for climate change research.
11 service members presumed dead in Black Hawk crash in Florida
March 11, 2015
Seven Marines and four soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that crashed over waters off Florida during a routine night training mission were presumed dead Wednesday as fog hampered crews’ search efforts, a military official said.
Regulators OK ‘net neutrality’ rules for Internet providers
February 26, 2015
Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the “public interest” when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved Thursday by a divided Federal Communications Commission.
Supreme Court sides with Kansas in water dispute
09:23 a.m., February 24, 2015 Updated 10:14 p.m.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Nebraska to pay Kansas $5.5 million in a long-running legal dispute over use of water from the Republican River.

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