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Kansas governor faces new questions about Medicaid
01:46 p.m., October 29, 2014 Updated 04:59 p.m.
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback faced new questions Wednesday about his administration’s overhaul of Medicaid in Kansas because of a federal lawsuit and a new study suggesting some disabled participants have experienced problems with services.
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Roberts’ primary foe urges Kansans to vote for him
October 30, 2014
Kansas U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is getting a somewhat reluctant endorsement from his former Republican primary challenger, Milton Wolf.
Roberts raises fears about terrorists in Kansas
02:37 p.m., October 30, 2014 Updated 04:39 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is raising concerns that President Barack Obama may try to place terrorist suspects at a Kansas military prison — and is forcefully vowing to stop it — as he taps into the potential fears of voters during the closing days of a tight re-election campaign.
Kobach predicts 50 percent turnout on Tuesday
October 30, 2014
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is projecting that 50 percent of all registered voters, or 872,000 people in Kansas, will cast ballots in Tuesday’s election. By Peter Hancock
Citizenship law hits young voters, low-income neighborhoods hardest
11:18 a.m., October 30, 2014 Updated 12:32 p.m.
Young voters and those who live in low-income neighborhoods are having the hardest time complying with the state law requiring voters to show proof-of-citizenship in order to register. The law is also having a disproportionate impact on unaffiliated voters. The Journal-World has conducted a comprehensive data analysis of the nearly 24,000 voters whose registrations are being held “in suspense” because they have not shown the required citizenship documents. By Peter Hancock
Kansas State football coach Snyder endorses Sen. Roberts
09:42 a.m., October 30, 2014 Updated 12:23 p.m.
Beloved Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder on Thursday endorsed Sen. Pat Roberts for re-election and is appearing in a new television ad for the three-term Republican incumbent, potentially giving the GOP a boost in a race with national implications.
Feds to monitor election complaints in Kansas
October 30, 2014
U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says a federal prosecutor will be on duty election day to respond promptly to complaints of possible election fraud and voting rights violations in Kansas.
Four Kansas education commissioner candidates named
October 30, 2014
The Kansas State Board of Education has identified four candidates for state education commissioner.
Kansas Gov. Brownback uses EPA rule to tie foe Davis to Obama
09:36 a.m., October 30, 2014 Updated 04:02 p.m.
A protest by Kansas regulators against federal efforts to limit carbon emissions is giving Republican Gov. Sam Brownback an opportunity in the final days of his close re-election race to tie his Democratic rival to President Barack Obama.
Kansas candidate criticized for black fathers post
October 30, 2014
A Kansas House candidate is facing criticism for a Facebook post that joked about black fathers.
New Fort Hays State president says school is step to ‘American dream’
October 29, 2014
Fort Hays State University’s new president hopes increasing global partnerships will boost the university academically and financially. Mirta Martin — an immigrant who describes her own experience as the American dream — became president of Fort Hays State University in July, following the retirement of 28-year president Ed Hammond.
Kansas GOP plans network of lawyers watching election
08:39 a.m., October 29, 2014 Updated 10:11 a.m.
The Kansas Republican Party will have a network of GOP lawyers watching voting on Election Day and ready to intervene with legal action if the attorneys detect any impropriety, according to an email from the state party’s director.

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