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Rep. Keith Esau announces candidacy for Kansas Secretary of State

  Kansas State Representative Keith Esau announced his candidacy today for the Office of Kansas Secretary of State (KSSOS). Esau made his announcement at the Annual Olathe Republican Party Picnic. Esau referenced recent disclosures of cyberattacks on 39 states’ voter registration systems, as well as two successful hacking incidents accessing …

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Kansas Governor signs bill delaying amusement park law

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill that will delay enforcement of part of a new law that toughens regulations for amusement park rides. The measure signed Friday calls for stricter inspection requirements and more oversight of rides and still will take effect July 1. The bill Brownback signed …

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Judge fines Kansas elections official for misleading court

A judge has fined Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach $1,000 for misleading the court about the contents of materials he was photographed taking into a November meeting with then President-elect Donald Trump. The ruling Friday by U.S. Magistrate Judge James O’Hara also requires Kobach to submit to a deposition …

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Total solar eclipse 1st in 99 years to sweep width of US

This August, the U.S. will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years. Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes this one so special – at least for Americans – is …

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Chimpanzee dies in fall from tree at the Kansas City Zoo

The Kansas City Zoo says a 31-year-old male chimpanzee died in an accidental fall from a tree. The zoo said Wednesday the chimp, called Bahati, climbed a tree while interacting with other chimps. He fell to the ground after grabbing a dead branch and died from injuries from the fall. …

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The cat clause: Proposed budget would allow feline adoptions

Animal shelter officials in New Hampshire say a provision in the state’s proposed budget could save more than nine lives. Current law prohibits shelters in the state from transferring pets with contagious illnesses, including cats with feline leukemia virus or feline immunodeficiency virus. That means shelters have to care for …

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Filing: ‘Confidential’ documents undercut voting fraud claim

Civil rights advocates say a Kansas election official is trying to hide materials that undercut his public claim that substantial numbers of noncitizens have registered to vote. The American Civil Liberties Union obtained the documents as part of its federal civil lawsuit in Kansas challenging the state’s proof-of-citizenship document requirement. …

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Feds say Kansas rule reduces competition, harms home buyers

The Justice Department’s Antitrust Division says a proposed Kansas rule barring real estate brokers from offering gift cards would reduce competition and cause “significant harm” to the home buyers. The federal government doesn’t often weigh in on Kansas real estate regulations and its letter comes as the Kansas Real Estate …

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Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever Stamp to be Issued

WASHINGTON — Jim Cochrane, Chief Customer and Marketing Officer of the United States Postal Service dedicates the first-of-its-kind Forever stamp which transforms the solar eclipse image into the Moon from the heat of a finger. The Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever stamp commemorates the upcoming Aug. 21 eclipse. Cochrane …

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Jim Barnett to announce candidacy for the Republican nomination for Governor

On Tuesday, June 20th, Jim Barnett will announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Governor in 2018. Barnett is a practicing physician in Topeka, past president of the Emporia School Board, and former state senator for Emporia and neighboring areas. In 2006, Barnett won a seven-way primary and was …

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