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5:00 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Richard Crowson: A Diamond In The Rough

With apologies to Voltaire, let me just say: If sports did not exist, man would have to invent them.

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Bio- And Agro-Defense Facility
5:47 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Gov's Office Lobbies For NBAF Bond Support

Gov. Sam Brownback's chief of staff says the latest cost estimates for a new, national biosecurity lab and commitments from federal officials about its funding are "pretty solid."

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Commentary
12:30 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Your Move: Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time game cards
Credit fuxoft / Flickr

Fairy tales are a part of our shared cultural knowledge – if you refer to Jack and the Beanstalk, the Three Little Pigs, or Goldilocks, almost everyone knows what you are talking about.

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Government
9:14 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Kansas Senate Committee Adds Restrictions To Bonds For Bio-Security Lab

The Senate Ways and Means Committee approved a bill Wednesday that authorizes an additional $202 million in bonds for a national bio-defense lab, but only after adding limits designed to address concerns by conservative Republicans.

Kansas has authorized $105 million in bonds for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility at Kansas State University. Gov. Brownback and his aides have noted that in 2009,l  Kansas agreed  to pick up part of the cost as it and multiple states competed for the project.

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Economy
7:55 am
Thu May 9, 2013

New Report Says Kansas Dangerous Place To Work

According to a new report from the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Kansas is a dangerous place to work when compared with most other states.

The report, "Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect," ranks Kansas 40th out of the 50 states based on the rate of workplace fatalities in 2011.

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Government
7:21 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Kansas Lawmakers May Miss Their Deadline To Finish Session

Kansas lawmakers just returned to the Statehouse on Wednesday, but already it looks like a disagreement on taxes could push the session past lawmakers' 80-day deadline.

House and Senate Republicans disagree on whether to extend a temporary sales tax increase. It's set to expire on July 1, and House leaders want to let it end as planned. Republican leaders in both chambers want to lower income tax rates, and Senators say keeping the sales tax elevated allows the state to lower income tax rates more quickly.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Movie Review: Iron Man 3

Iron Man prepares to swoop, possibly recklessly
Credit rottentomatoes.com

Every so often, my duties to the general public force me to suffer through a movie I would ordinarily not-- and Iron Man 3 is an action movie, a borderline science fiction movie, and a special-effects movie, any one of which would ordinarily save me my movie dollar. So don't expect my comments here to do justice to Iron Man 3.

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Medicaid
5:43 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Advocates For Developmentally Disabled Rally Against KanCare

More than 1,000 advocates for the developmentally disabled are rallying at the Kansas Statehouse to urge officials to maintain the current system for providing services.

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Crime
6:30 am
Wed May 8, 2013

UPDATE: Canadian Man Who Took Kansas Girl Gets 8 Years

Updated 5/9/13 at 7:30 am: McGill Sentenced to 8 years in prison

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Education
6:08 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Brownback Wants Sales Tax Extended

KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Gov. Sam Brownback address a news conference at the KU School of Medicine, in Salina on Tuesday.
Credit Bryan Thompson / KPR

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback wants lawmakers to extend a temporary sales tax hike as a way to fund the state's universities.

The governor says cuts to higher education would be a momentum-killer at a time when he thinks a lot of positive things are happening in Kansas.

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