'It's a miracle': cat found weeks after house explosion

A Topeka woman says "it's a miracle" that she's been reunited with her cat three weeks after an explosion destroyed her home
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12 horses removed from northeast Kansas farm

Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse says 12 horses were removed from a farm this week after a veterinarian determined they were not receiving proper care
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2 companies donate $5M to build Topeka's downtown plaza

A banking and utility business are donating $2.5 each toward the construction of a downtown Topeka plaza that will include a large digital screen and performance stage
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2 Kansas men die after golf cart collides with pickup truck

The Dickinson County sheriff says two men are dead after a golf cart they were using collided with a pickup truck
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3 men arrested in double homicide in Topeka

Authorities say three men have arrested in a double homicide in Topeka
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AP FACT CHECK: Kansas Democrat did say she favors ending ICE

AP FACT CHECK: The Democratic candidate in Kansas' 3rd Congressional District did say she favors abolishing ICE as a Republican ad claims.
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APNewsBreak: Kobach's lead in Kansas race cut after mistake

APNewsBreak: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the Republican primary has been cut more than half after election officials discovered a mistake in the listing for one county's results in the state's tally
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Army veteran and political newcomer Steve Watkins wins GOP nomination in eastern Kansas 2nd Congressional District

Army veteran and political newcomer Steve Watkins wins GOP nomination in eastern Kansas 2nd Congressional District
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Attorney: Barriers keep 7 immigrant children in Kansas

Attorney: Barriers keep 7 immigrant children in Kansas who were separated from parents at border
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Attorney: Kansas keeps issuing inadequate well permits

An attorney says that Kansas energy regulators continue to allow oil and gas drillers to apply for injection-well permits without providing adequate public notice despite complaints on the matter
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Autopsy: Drunk motorist killed himself, Topeka officer

A newly-released autopsy reports says a 72-year-old Lawrence man was driving drunk when he collided with a vehicle driven by an off-duty Topeka police officer, killing both men
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Board of Regents OKs funding increase for state universities

The Kansas Board of Regents has approved an $85 million funding increase for state universities during the next two years
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Branson mourns for 17 killed in sinking of packed duck boat

Branson mourns for 17 killed when packed duck boat capsizes and sinks in storm
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Colyer, Kobach clash on schools, agree on pot in Kansas race

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach have clashed over spending on public schools while finding a point of agreement in their otherwise contentious Republican primary battle in opposing efforts to legalize marijuana for medical use
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Colyer, Kobach send supporters home as Kansas race undecided

Immigration hardliner Kris Kobach and Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer were locked in a too-close-to-call Republican primary race that tested how much influence a late endorsement from President Donald Trump for Kobach would have
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Congressional candidate's dad commits $400,000 for ads

The political action committee operated by congressional candidate Steve Watkins' father will spend $400,000 on ads for his campaign as the August primary approaches
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Court overturns 'Stand Your Ground' defense in Wichita case

The Kansas Court of Appeals says a Wichita man should not have been allowed to use a "Stand Your Ground" defense to avoid trial in the stabbing death of a Wichita woman
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Deadly house fire under investigation in Topeka

Authorities say one person has died in a house fire in Topeka
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Deal resolves water use dispute between Kansas, Colorado

Colorado has agreed to pay Kansas $2 million in a settlement resolving claims regarding Colorado's past use of water under the Republican River Compact
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Death toll from Missouri duck boat accident climbs to 17

Divers find four more bodies in Missouri lake where duck boat sank; death toll climbs to 17
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Different county policies could impact Kansas voting

The chances of a Kansas voter's ballot being counted might depend on which county he or she lives in _ especially if they vote by mail
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Divers search for bodies after duck boat accident kills 13

Divers search for 4 people still missing after duck boat accident kills at least 13 on Missouri lake
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Election official Kansas' most populous county keeps job

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has reappointed to a four-year term the election commissioner responsible for the state's most populous county
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Election security bill backers say delay helps Russia

Bipartisan legislation to try to prevent foreign hacking into U.S. election systems stalls in Congress
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Elephant at Topeka Zoo euthanized after health declines

Topeka Zoo officials say a 58-year-old elephant was euthanized after she couldn't get up for the second time this week
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End of August grand opening for Camp Cowabunga at Topeka Zoo

The Topeka Zoo will celebrate its 85th anniversary with a touch of Africa far from the continent as part of Camp Cowabunga
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Federal judges says US government owes Kansas $142M

A federal judge says Kansas is owed $142 million and five other states millions more for costs paid to help finance former President Barack Obama's health care law
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Flood victims can get vehicle documents replaced for free

Kansas residents affected by flooding in five counties this week can get replacement car titles and driver's licenses for free during the next 30 days
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Former Kansas woman pens 'apocalyptic office novel'

A Kansas author says she hopes her new book will prompt readers to re-evaluate their everyday routines and "reconsider their own personal bigger picture of their own life."
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Former Topeka music teacher arrested in child sex case

A former Topeka music teacher has been arrested in a child sex case
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Gay, Native American Democrat busts candidate mold in Kansas

Democrat Sharice Davids of Kansas has added her name to her party's increasingly diverse slate of candidates advancing to the November ballot
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GOP group attacking congressional candidate on ICE stance

A Republican super PAC is attacking Democratic 3rd District congressional candidate Sharice Davids for comments she made on a podcast last month in support of abolishing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
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Governor says Kobach should personally pay for contempt fine

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says Secretary of State Kris Kobach should pay out of his own pocket the more than $26,000 in sanctions imposed by a federal judge for his "contemptuous behavior" in a voting rights case
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Governor's demand pushes Kobach out of Kansas vote count

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he will remove himself from the further counting of votes while his Republican primary battle with Gov. Jeff Colyer hangs in the balance
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Grant approved to help improve broadband coverage in Kansas

Plans for better broadband coverage across Kansas recently got a boost from the Information Network of Kansas
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Guatemalan boy reunites with father after weeks in Kansas

Before 14-year-old Guatemalan Samuel Cazun left a Kansas nonprofit to be reunited with his father, he gave staff members the sketches of their faces he had drawn to help them remember him
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Hold the Mayo! Florida town is changing its name temporarily

The mayor of tiny Mayo, Florida, is announcing Saturday that the city is switching its name to "Miracle Whip." But it's a joke
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Holly Teeter confirmed as federal judge in Kansas

The U.S. Senate has confirmed the newest federal district court judge in Kansas
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Independent gets spot on Kansas ballot for governor

Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman has submitted enough valid signatures to appear on the Nov. 6 ballot as an independent candidate for Kansas governor
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Independent upends Kansas governor's race against Kobach

Democrats horrified by the thought that provocative conservative Kris Kobach could be Kansas' next governor are attacking a Kansas City-area businessman running as an independent
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Investigators: Violent crime rate going up in Kansas

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says statewide violent crime continues to trend upward as last year's murder rate was more than 40 percent higher than the 10-year average
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It's 2 miracles: 2 cats found weeks after house explosion

A Kansas woman who already was celebrating the return of one cat that disappeared three weeks ago after an explosion at her home says she's received a second "miracle."
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James Thompson wins Kansas Democratic primary in U.S. House District 4, advances to face GOP Rep. Ron Estes in November

James Thompson wins Kansas Democratic primary in U.S. House District 4, advances to face GOP Rep. Ron Estes in November
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Judge won't lower bond for Kansas woman facing retrial

A Kansas woman facing a retrial in a double-homicide case will not be released on lower bond
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Kansas appeals court strikes down 2013 workers comp change

The Kansas Court of Appeals has struck down as unconstitutional a change in the state's workers' compensation law
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Kansas Archdiocese hires law firm to study abuse allegations

The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas has hired a law firm to review allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct against priests in the diocese
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Kansas cancels open government training for lack of interest

State officials have cancelled training sessions on open government in Colby and Garden City due to lack of interest
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Kansas child welfare agency failed to meet 16 standards

A new report says the Kansas agency in charge of child welfare failed to meet more than half of 30 performance standards last year
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Kansas City police, social workers support family in need

Kansas City police, social workers and community groups have banded together to help a California family with nowhere to go
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Kansas collected $11M more in taxes than expected in July

Kansas is reporting that it collected $11 million more in taxes in July than anticipated to make it the longest streak of better-than-expected revenues in at least 50 years
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