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August 24, 2016

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  • Brownback: It's time to consider a new school funding system
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback wants to hear what the public thinks about how schools are funded....
  • Kansas man faces sentencing for role in foiled bomb plot
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Alexander Blair has admitted his role in a foiled terrorist attack: aiding a wannabe Islamic State jihadist's plan to detonate what they thought was a bomb at a Kansas military post to kill or maim as many U.S. service members as possible. Blair says "nobody is perfect" and blames a genetic disorder for allowing others to take advantage of him....
  • Fatal Topeka fire was set intentionally by 1 of 3 victims
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Authorities say one of the three victims of a deadly Topeka apartment fire intentionally set the blaze....
  • Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenship
    DENVER (AP) -- A federal appeals court will decide whether Kansas has the right to ask people who register to vote when they get their driver's licenses for proof that they're citizens, a decision which could affect whether thousands have their ballots counted in November's election....
  • Kansas trial underway for teen accused in 2 fire deaths
    HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) -- A teenager charged as an adult in the deaths of his mother and 11-year-old sister in a 2013 house fire was described Tuesday by a prosecutor as a scheming psychopath, with a defense attorney countering to jurors that his defendant has a mental defect....
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