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Kansas judges back off effort to keep jurors’ names secret

Kansas judges are backing off an effort to shield jurors’ names in a compromise with transparency advocates who hope to avoid court secrecy. The Kansas District Judges Association will still seek to keep jurors’ addresses secret under its compromise with the Kansas Press Association, District Judge James Fleetwood and state …

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Returning Kansas lawmakers face deadlines on budget, schools

Like students who perpetually put off big projects, Kansas lawmakers are waiting until pressing deadlines loom to make the year’s biggest decisions on taxes and spending. The Republican-controlled Legislature returns Monday from its annual spring break to finish business for the year with the thorniest issues far from resolved — …

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Kansas Republican becomes newest member of House

Republican Ron Estes, winner of a closer-than-usual congressional election in Kansas, has been sworn in as the newest member of the House. Estes’ race attracted national attention because it was the first congressional election since Donald Trump became president and it was seen as a possible bellwether of the conditions …

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Republicans’ narrow win for Kansas seat embolden Democrats

Republicans escaped a special House election in Kansas with a single-digit victory in a district where they have won decisively in the past. That’s an early warning sign for the GOP at the start of Donald Trump’s presidency. The narrow win in Kansas for the seat of CIA Director Mike …

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The Latest: Kansas Democrat plans another run for Congress

The Latest on the special election for a Kansas House seat (all times local): 10:45 p.m. The Democratic candidate who ran an unexpectedly competitive race in a special congressional election in Kansas plans to run for the seat again in 2018. A spokesman James Thompson says the first time candidate …

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The Latest: Trump tweets for Kansas Republican in House race

The Latest on the special election for a Kansas House seat (all times local): 9:10 a.m. President Donald Trump says a “wonderful guy” is running for Congress whose help he needs to overhaul the health care and tax systems. Trump tweeted Tuesday about Republican Ron Estes, who is vying to …

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U.S. Sens. release statements on Syria Strikes

Senator Roberts’ Statement on U.S. Military Strikes in Syria WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), former Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, today released the following statement on the U.S. military strikes in Syria: “I applaud President Trump’s decision to take action in Syria against the atrocities committed by …

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Congresswoman Jenkins issues statement on Syria strikes

For Immediate Release April 6, 2017 Contact: Michael Byerly (202) 225-6601 Congresswoman Jenkins’ Statement Regarding Syria WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins released the following statement regarding Syria: “The recent chemical attack by Bashar al-Assad was heinous. I applaud President Trump’s swift and decisive action to show that America will …

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Judge tells Kansas official to produce plan taken to Trump

A federal judge has ordered Kansas’ top elections official to produce a plan on homeland security issues that he took to a meeting with President Donald Trump. U.S. Magistrate James O’Hara ruled Wednesday that the document from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach could be relevant to a federal lawsuit …

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