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Kansas Gov. Brownback, Democratic, Libertarian rivals spar at debate
01:25 p.m., September 19, 2014 Updated 05:35 p.m.
All three candidates for governor faced each other Friday during a debate in Johnson County, answering questions about tax policy, economic development, education funding and a variety of issues. For the most part, though, the major candidates stuck to their key talking points, with Republican Gov. Sam Brownback boasting that his tax cuts are producing economic growth, while Rep. Paul Davis, the Democratic candidate from Lawrence, promising to restore cuts in base aid to public schools that have occurred under the Brownback administration.
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Kansas father of Brownback staffer files suit to force new Democrat on ballot
September 18, 2014
A registered Democratic voter has filed a new petition with the Kansas Supreme Court asking it to force the party to name a new nominee for the U.S. Senate.
Kansas Supreme Court orders state to remove Taylor from Senate ballot
04:43 p.m., September 18, 2014 Updated 06:47 p.m.
Kansas must remove the name of the Democratic candidate against Republican Sen. Pat Roberts from the ballot, the state Supreme Court declared Thursday, in a unanimous ruling that could influence the fight for control of the U.S. Senate.
Davis names bipartisan business advisory council
September 18, 2014
Democrat Paul Davis has named a group that includes business leaders from various sectors of the Kansas economy to advise his gubernatorial campaign. Although he said no one on the list has been offered a cabinet post, Davis said the group reflects the kind of administration he wants to form. By Peter Hancock
Orman launches new ad in US Senate race in Kansas
11:25 a.m., September 18, 2014 Updated 12:43 p.m.
Independent candidate Greg Orman is launching a new statewide television ad in the U.S. Senate race in Kansas to counter criticism from Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.
Staff at Kansas universities get pay raises
08:59 a.m., September 18, 2014 Updated 12:20 p.m.
Staff at five of six public Kansas universities who voted to leave the civil service received their first raises in several years.
Journalists comment on why Kansas races drawing national attention
10:29 p.m., September 17, 2014 Updated 09:12 a.m.
National and regional reporters covering the 2014 midterm elections told a Lawrence audience Wednesday that the races for governor and U.S. Senate in Kansas have been surprising so far, as two powerful Republican incumbents suddenly find themselves in trouble. The discussion was hosted by the Dole Institute of Politics on the Kansas University campus. By Peter Hancock
Orman speaks to Washburn students as campaign enters new phase
September 17, 2014
With polls showing him the potential frontrunner in the race for U.S. Senate in Kansas, independent candidate Greg Orman is now facing more questions about his political positions and his personal business background. But he seemed at ease Wednesday speaking to Washburn University students in Topeka about the national debt, election reform and the partisan divide in Washington. By Peter Hancock
Former Kansas Gov. John Anderson dies at 97; flags at half-staff
11:07 a.m., September 17, 2014 Updated 01:04 p.m.
John Anderson Jr. who served as Kansas governor from 1961 to 1965, has died at age 97, his daughter-in-law said Wednesday.
Kansas petitioners work to repeal anti-discrimination ordinance
September 17, 2014
A petition to repeal Roeland Park’s anti-discrimination ordinance can move forward, according to the Johnson County legal department.
Kansas Supreme Court weighing Taylor’s ballot withdrawal
12:01 p.m., September 16, 2014 Updated 01:22 p.m.
The Kansas Supreme Court is now weighing whether Democrat Chad Taylor’s name should remain on the ballot for U.S. Senate. By Peter Hancock
Brownback staffer’s dad behind Taylor motion
September 16, 2014
A man who filed a brief asking the Kansas Supreme Court to keep Democrat Chad Taylor on the ballot in the U.S. Senate race is the father of a staffer for Gov. Sam Brownback.
KAMU awarded federal navigator grant for second straight year
September 15, 2014
The Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved was recently awarded a federal navigator grant of $468,396 for the second year of outreach and enrollment activities and training of navigators for the health insurance marketplace, part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

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