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Kansas government

Voter advocacy group trying to contact people whose voter registrations aren’t completed
September 1, 2014
With approximately 20,000 Kansans whose voter registrations are hung up due to lack of proof of citizenship, League of Women Voters chapters throughout the state are trying to contact those people to get them to complete their registrations so they can vote in November. By Scott Rothschild
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Small crowd gathers for first ‘Turnaround Tuesday’ rally at Statehouse
September 2, 2014
Only a few dozen people showed up for the first “Turnaround Tuesday” rally at the Kansas Statehouse on Tuesday, a series of weekly events that are meant to spotlight various progressive causes through the November election. By Peter Hancock
KU governance officials considering procedures in cases of alleged improper use of social media
September 2, 2014
A draft plan that would govern procedures dealing with Kansas University faculty or staff accused of the improper use of social media was questioned Tuesday by several members of the University Senate Executive Committee. By Scott Rothschild
Davis vows to restore school funding, but won’t say how
02:29 p.m., September 2, 2014 Updated 04:57 p.m.
Democrat Paul Davis vowed Tuesday to make restoring funding for public schools his top priority if he is elected governor, but declined to say specifically how he intends to do that. By Peter Hancock
Kansas Advocates for Better Care to honor Praeger at Oct. 26 benefit
September 2, 2014
Kansas Advocates for Better Care will be hosting a benefit Oct. 26 at which it will honor Sandy Praeger, the recipient of the 2014 KABC Caring Award.
Kansas attorney general names new top assistant
September 2, 2014
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has a new top assistant.
Progressive groups to stage ‘Turnaround Tuesday’ rallies at Statehouse
September 1, 2014
Modeled after the “Moral Monday” demonstrations in North Carolina last year, Turnaround Tuesdays in Kansas will focus attention on social service funding, health care, the death penalty, gay rights, immigration reform and other progressive issues. The events are being coordinated by the Topeka Center for Peace and Justice. By Peter Hancock
Kansas uses rigorous evidence standard for abuse
August 31, 2014
Kansas is the only state in the country that requires clear and convincing evidence to substantiate an allegation of child abuse or neglect. That standard could be putting children at risk, some in the child welfare field say, The Wichita Eagle reported.
Davis taps into doubts about Kansas governor
August 31, 2014
A Democratic legislator still unknown to some Kansas voters is giving Republican Gov. Sam Brownback a tough re-election race, tapping into doubts about tax-cutting that cemented the incumbent’s reputation in conservative circles. State Rep. Paul Davis has lived much of his life within walking distance of the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, long seen as a liberal, blue island in a red state. He’s a bespectacled 42-year-old lawyer and a two-time Democratic National Convention delegate for President Barack Obama.
Jenkins frustrated with lack of strategy for Ukraine crisis
August 29, 2014
Rep. Lynn Jenkins hopes President Barack Obama will outline a strategy to Congress when it reconvenes next week about how to respond to Russian military incursions into Ukraine. Both she and her Democratic opponent in this year’s election, Margie Wakefield, say they are not yet ready to commit to a military response. By Peter Hancock
14 apply for vacancy on Lawrence school board
August 29, 2014
At its Sept. 8 meeting, the school board will discuss the applications received and appoint a member to serve the remainder of Adina Morse’s term, which expires June 30, 2015.
Kansas taxes $4M less than expected in August
08:40 a.m., August 29, 2014 Updated 05:00 p.m.
A new report says Kansas collected $4 million less in taxes than expected in August.
Kansas primary election saw 20 percent turnout
August 27, 2014
Kansas officials say about 20 percent of the state’s 1.74 million registered voters took part in this month’s primary elections.

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