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Kansas Republican slams Kochs for trying to cripple state’s growing wind power industry

Friday night’s edition of The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC took aim at billionaires Charles and David Koch and their efforts to block clean energy projects in Kansas and other states. Maddow began the segment by running down a list of billionaires who are managing purely by dint of their…

Kansas City students suspended for sharing photo of teacher showing porn in class

Two students in Kansas were suspended after they said a teacher accidentally showed a pornographic image in class. The teacher, whose name was not released, turned on an overhead projector connected to his laptop computer during a first-period biology class at JC Harmon High School, and students briefly saw the…

Kansas 2-year-old hospitalized after her 4-year-old sister Tasers her in the head

Police in Wichita, Kansas are investigating after a 4-year-old girl reportedly fired a Taser and hit her younger sister in the head. Wichita Police Public Information Officer Lt. Dan East told reporters on Wednesday that one of the Taser’s probes had lodged in the 2-year-old girl’s forehead and shocked her…

Kansas Supreme Court: Lack of funding for public schools violates state constitution

By Carey Gillam (Reuters) – Kansas is violating the state constitution in its funding of public schools, a duty that is mandatory and not to be left to the whims of state legislators, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Friday. But while the court upheld part of a lower court…

Kansas rejects marijuana advocacy group’s bid to adopt a highway

The marijuana legalization group Fire It Up Kansas was denied the ability to adopt a highway because, they allege, of their group’s beliefs. “We don’t see any reason for the rejection, other than we like to tell the truth about cannabis,” said founder Mike Golden. State officials say that it’s…

One dead after tornado blitz through midwest U.S.

A powerful storm system churning through the US Midwest spawned tornadoes in the states of Kansas, Oklahoma and Iowa, destroying homes and killing at least one person, US media reported. Funnel clouds were reported Sunday in and near towns including Edmond and Shawnee, Oklahoma. In Shawnee, a twister smashed through…

Kansas’ new anti-abortion law highlights divide between states

Brownback is defending his proposal to cancel a scheduled drop in the state sales tax to stabilize the budget while pursuing income tax cuts.(John Hanna/AP) Kansas…  …

This Tornado Footage from Kansas is Bananas

This is bananas. Not as bananas as this, but still bananas: You’re welcome.…

Kansas Republicans look to profit off abortion taxes

Lawmakers in Kansas will consider next week a sweeping anti-abortion bill that would, among other things, levy sales taxes on any and all abortion procedures, related healthcare expenses and any company that might do business with an abortion provider — a proposal that could bring millions into state coffers, or…

Kansas may raise taxes on the poor to fund cuts for the rich

It looked good on paper. A bill sponsored by Kansas Republican Governor Sam Brownback would spur economic growth by cutting income taxes on residents and doing away with them entirely for most small business while reducing or eliminating a variety of tax credits. But it turns out that in the…

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