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Gov. Sam Brownback signs bill nullifying local gun laws in Kansas

The bill signed by Gov. Sam Brownback prevents cities and counties from restricting the sale of firearms and ammunition or regulating how guns are transported and stored. Supporters of the measure contend that a patchwork of local regulations has infri…

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U.S. Supreme Court upholds Michigan’s ban on affirmative action

The Supreme Court accorded voters more leeway to challenge affirmative action as justices gave the green light to a Michigan measure that bans preferential treatment in college admissions based on race or ethnicity. In a fractured decision, the court s…

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Former K-State star Jordy Nelson to drive pace car at Kansas Speedway

Green Bay Packers wide receiver and former Kansas State star Jordy Nelson will drive the pace car on May 10 for the start of the Kansas 400 — the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup series night race at Kansas Speedway.

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KCI Task Force will announce vote May 7

After nearly a year of meetings, fact-finding and discussion, the KCI Terminal Advisory Group will announce its recommendation May 7 for a preferred airport configuration. The vote is intended to guide the aviation department and airlines as they plan …

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Millennials are finding KC a friendly place to be

Kansas City is going after the Millennial Generation as a key to future economic vitality and finding fairly good results, doing better than most major metros adding young adults and picking up some good national publicity on social media.

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Boosts needed to get more women on civic boards and commissions

University of Kansas researchers collaborated with the Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City to find out why men disproportionately serve on civic commissions and boards and what can be done to encourage greater participation by women.

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16-year-old survives in wheel well of Maui flight

A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said.

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Sporting KC fires up its offense and buries Montreal Impact 4-0

Sporting KC remained unbeaten at home with a 4-0 victory against Montreal in front of 20,306 fans, the 40th consecutive sellout at Sporting Park. Sporting KC, 3-1-2, pulled even with Columbus for a tie for first in the Eastern Conference.

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Alex Gordon, Jason Vargas, Mike Moustakas help Royals blank Twins to move over. 500

These were the Royals of the preseason promise. Stellar pitching, outstanding defense and hitting that was timely and powerful added up to a 5-0 Royals victory over the Twins on Friday that worked on every level.

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Kansas Republicans can’t contain their glee over report that Sebelius will run for Senate

“We will pay her bus fare.” — Kansas Republican Party Chair Kelly Arnold on the (highliy improbable) reports Wednesday that Kathleen Sebelius may return to Kansas to run for office.

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