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Schools move ahead with state testing

After weeks of problems with the new state assessments, Kansas schools are resuming the testing process.

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Utility company seeks deregulation from KCC

A western Kansas utility company is asking customers to deregulate from the Kansas Corporation Commission.

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Hamilton County man arrested on child porn charges

A Hamilton County man is accused of distributing child pornography.

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Kansas to mandate some health coverage on autism

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed legislation aimed at providing health insurance coverage of services for hundreds of children with autism, starting next year.


Woman pleads guilty in NW Kansas death

A Cheyenne County woman has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in connection to the death of a St. Francis man.

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Bob Dole to visit Lawrence

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole is coming home to Kansas to visit the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas later this month.

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Kansas officials to discuss 50-year water plan

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — State and local officials are gathering in Manhattan to discuss water needs in Kansas and begin developing a 50-year plan for managing water resources.

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Hutch burglar calls 911 on self

A Hutchinson man is arrested after police say he called 911 on himself.

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Highway patrol troopers use of Twitter expands

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Highway Patrol troopers say they are pleased how a new emphasis on using Twitter is helping communicate during storms or traffic problems.

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Liberal passes $127M school bond

LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — Voters in southwest Kansas have passed two ballot measures advancing a $127 million school district bond issue.

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Garden City Classic announced as part of Symetra Tour

A new golf event could bring an economic boost to Garden City. The Symetra Tour announced today they have finalized their 2014 schedule, adding the Garden City Classic to its list.

Dodge City election decided by drawing

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Dodge City official has won re-election after his name was drawn from a hat.


Stabbing at Walmart, man arrested

A 31-year-old male is arrested after reportedly stabbing a 31-year-old female multiple times to her face and head.

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Hutch man struck by van

A Hutchinson man is hospitalized after being struck by a van last night.

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Death investigation in Oakley

Authorities in western Kansas are investigating after a man was found dead in his home.

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