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  • Kansas Beats Kentucky: $139,000 vs. $127,000 for a Degree in Gender Studies

    04/02/2012 4:54:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Kansas Beats Kentucky: $139,000 vs. $127,000 for a Degree in Gender Studies By Thomas Cloud April 2, 2012 (CNSNews.com) - You can spend four years earning a degree in “Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies” at the University of Kansas or a degree in "Gender and Women's Studies" at the University of Kentucky. But the degree will cost you more at Kansas if you are an out-of-state student that it will at Kentucky. At Kansas, according to the College Board, tuition plus room and board is currently $21,446 per year for an in-state student and $34,832 for an out-of-state student. At...
  • Motor home crash kills 5 in northeast Kansas

    04/01/2012 8:47:34 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 20 replies
    AP via FoxNews ^ | April 1, 2012 | AP
    YNDON, Kan. – A packed motor home headed from Texas to Minnesota crashed Sunday morning in northeast Kansas, killing five people and sending 13 others to hospitals. The Kansas Highway Patrol said the northbound vehicle was filled with 18 people and pulling a trailer when the driver lost control at 9 a.m. on Interstate 35.
  • Ten questions for the Council on American Islamic Relations

    03/22/2012 3:09:45 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 4 replies
    FreePressers ^ | 22 March 2012 | Brigitte Gabriel and Frank Gaffney
    The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has launched a propaganda campaign attacking a state legislative initiative that is designed to protect the constitutional rights of all Americans, including Muslims. That initiative is known as American Laws for American Courts (ALAC).
  • Obama’s Outrageous DOL Rules Will Restrict Minors From Working on Family Farms – Killing Farm Life

    03/21/2012 9:40:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 113 replies
    gateway ^ | March 21, 2012, | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama is committed to killing off the family farm – an American tradition. For generations children and adults have worked together on the family farm. Those days are over. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today introduced the Preserving America’s Family Farm Act, to prevent the Department of Labor (DOL) from enacting its controversial proposed restrictions that would ban children from working on family farms. Senator Thune spoke out against the Obama Administration’s proposed labor rules for youth who work on farms and ranches on the Senate floor. The Obama Administration’s rules are so strict they would...
  • Obama to visit Cushing, OK on Thurs. morning, Protests planned

    03/21/2012 12:09:45 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 18 replies
    CUSHING, Okla. -- The President is scheduled to speak in Payne County this Thursday morning. It may be rural Oklahoma, but when it comes to pipelines, it's the Capitol. The President is expected to talk about energy, though many in that industry are not impressed. They are even planning to protest his visit, calling it a political ploy more than a genuine interest. Mike Cantrell with the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance says, "For the last three years he's been anti-fossil fuels." Mickey Thompson, an energy industry expert and political analyst, says, "He calls our industry an industry of the past...
  • Teen Set on Fire in Racial Attack; Media Silent

    03/21/2012 11:07:54 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies
    the new american.com ^ | Thursday, 01 March 2012
    “This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy.” So spewed the attackers of Melissa Coon’s 13-year-old son, as they doused him with gasoline and set him alight. Police, they say, are “investigating” whether this is a hate crime. Yes, and I’m investigating whether the media is biased and if hate-crime law is applied equally. I’ll get back to you on that — in about two paragraphs. The attack on the boy took place on the east side of Kansas City, Missouri. Fox 4 Kansas City provides some (sanitized) details, writing, “The victim is a student at...
  • Kansas food stamp policy becomes a political tangle

    03/15/2012 4:41:41 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Mar. 15, 2012 | Laura Bauer and Brad Cooper
    Months after a new Kansas policy cut food stamps going to thousands of children, some lawmakers are mounting efforts to help those families. But they’re finding it’s difficult when the issue involves families with some members who are living in the country illegally. Legislative leaders don’t appear eager to tackle any illegal immigration issue in an election year. Earlier this week, senators in Topeka proposed an amendment to the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services budget that ultimately could have restored some aid to the children who are U.S. citizens but whose parents are illegal immigrants. But on Wednesday, the...
  • The Wichita Lineman

    03/13/2012 3:54:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2011 | Mike Adams
    The phone lines at Wichita State University (WSU) have apparently been down for well over a decade. At least it appears that way after WSU blatantly violated a twelve-year old Supreme Court ruling in its efforts to curtail religious expression across its state-supported campus. Fortunately, my friend and attorney David French of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has intervened. He re-established contact with WSU and helped usher them into the 21st Century by slowly explaining the First Amendment to bewildered state officials. The problem began when WSU enacted a rule that prohibited any "non-scholarly religious" student group...
  • Concealed carry item gets a nod(KS)

    03/13/2012 5:05:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1+ views
    http://hutchnews.com/Todaystop/BC-KS-XGR--Concealed-Weapons-1st-Ld-Writet-20120312-17-28-17 | 12 March, 2012 | AP
    TOPEKA -- Gun owners who have a Kansas concealed-carry permit would be allowed to bring their weapons into more public buildings under a bill approved Monday by the state House. The House's 74-50 vote sends the measure to the Senate, where it's likely to get a cool reception. House members rewrote the bill so that it's not as strong as its supporters initially wanted, but it still faces opposition from many local governments and higher education officials.
  • Santorum projected winner of Kansas GOP caucuses

    03/10/2012 12:41:12 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 10, 2012
    Rick Santorum is the projected winner of the Kansas Republican presidential caucuses, sweeping to victory over his three opponents by an overwhelming margin.  With 53 percent of precincts reporting, Santorum was well ahead with 52 percent. Mitt Romney trailed with 18 percent, followed by Newt Gingrich with 17 percent.  Ron Paul was in last place with 12 percent. 
  • Santorum kicking tail in Kansas Caucus (March 10)

    03/10/2012 12:39:12 PM PST · by Antoninus · 33 replies
    Google Election Map - 3-10-12 | 3-10-12 | Antoninus
    With 65% of the vote counted, here are the breakdowns: Santorum 53.2% (8,163) Romney 17.1% (2,626) Gingrich 15.5% (2,386) Paul 13.2% (2,031) See the Google map here for updates: Kansas Primary Results Fox has called it for Santorum: Santorum projected winner of Kansas GOP caucuses
  • Vote for Santorum in Kansas and Wyoming Caucuses today!!

    03/10/2012 11:53:26 AM PST · by Steelers6 · 8 replies
    Fox News Election Page ^ | March 10, 2012 | Steelers6
    That is what's on the calendar for today. Gingrich way back.
  • Santorum Strong in Kansas (Caucuses TODAY!!)

    03/10/2012 6:08:10 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 39 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 9 March 2012 | The Daily Beast
    Santorum Strong in Kansas Rick Santorum looks set for a comfortable lead in the state of Kansas, which holds its caucuses Saturday with 40 delegates up for grabs. "We chased all the candidates out of Kansas!" Santorum said Friday. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have skipped the state to focus on Alabama and Mississippi, with their primaries on Tuesday. Santorum is expected to win the state even though Bob Dole, the former GOP presidential candidate from Kansas, endorsed Romney earlier this week.
  • Solid in Kansas, Santorum Seeks to Build Margin [“We Chased All The Candidates Out of Kansas!”]

    03/09/2012 8:52:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 09, 2012 | TRIP GABRIEL
    Solid in Kansas, Santorum Seeks to Build Margin By TRIP GABRIEL March 9, 2012 WICHITA, Kan. — “We chased all the candidates out of Kansas!” Rick Santorum boomed as he took the podium one day before Saturday’s caucuses in the state, which his two leading rivals are not seriously pursuing. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have largely bypassed Kansas and its 40 delegates to the Republican convention, instead focusing on the bigger prizes of Alabama and Mississippi, whose primaries are on Tuesday. But that did not stop Mr. Santorum from laying into both rivals with biting words as he sought...
  • In Mississippi, Santorum Makes Case For Two-Man Race [Romney Advisers:"Act of God" To Deny Him]

    03/07/2012 10:00:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 08, 2012 | Andrew Rafferty and Alex Moe
    In Mississippi, Santorum Makes Case For Two-Man Race By NBC's Andrew Rafferty JACKSON, Miss. -- Rick Santorum called on Mississippi voters to deliver the knockout blow that would end Newt Gingrich's candidacy and make it a two-man race between Mitt Romney and the former Pennsylvania senator for the Republican nomination. "You have an opportunity here in Mississippi to narrow this race, narrow this race to a conservative versus the insider moderate. I ask you here tonight to stand with me," Santorum told a crowd of 300 at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum on Wednesday. "If we win Mississippi, this...
  • Doctor struggles to fill role of slain Kansas abortion provider [Take Zofran before reading]

    03/06/2012 12:19:24 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | 3/5/12 | Jenny Deam
    Dr. Mila Means aims to succeed Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, but so far an antiabortion movement has thwarted her at every turn. -snip- Means continues her family practice and tries not to think about Tiller's abortion equipment gathering dust in the basement. To this day she has not performed a single abortion.
  • Gingrich plans to campaign in Kansas

    03/02/2012 11:04:03 PM PST · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    Topeka Capital Journal ^ | March 2, 2012 - 8:46pm | Tim Carpenter
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich intends to make a two-day campaign swing through Kansas in conjunction with the March 10 statewide caucus. Gingrich, who has devoted much of his attention to home state Georgia, is expected to appear next Friday morning at Kansas Republican Party headquarters, 2605 S.W. 21st, in Topeka and meet over the noon hour with legislators at the Capitol. "It's confirmed," said Clay Barker, executive director of the state's Republican Party. Forty delegates from Kansas are on the line. Voting will occur at 99 caucus sites on Saturday, March 10. The vote in Kansas will be the...
  • Apparent Tornado Strikes Harveyville; 11 Injured (Kansas)

    02/29/2012 5:43:39 AM PST · by nuconvert
    Authorities say 11 people were injured after an apparent tornado caused heavy damage to the eastern Kansas town of Harveyville. Sharon Watson is a spokeswoman for the Kansas Adjutant General's office that oversees emergency operations. She says three people were critically injured in the storm late Tuesday, and eight others suffered minor injuries. Many of them were taken to a Topeka hospital. Harveyville is a town of about 250 people southwest of Topeka. Watson says about 40 percent of the town suffered damage. Homes were reduced to rubble, with power lines down and gas service out across the city. Gov....
  • US Air Force cancels deal for Brazilian-made aircraft

    02/29/2012 3:09:48 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Agence France Presse (AFP) ^ | 29 February 2012
    US Air Force cancels deal for Brazilian-made aircraft AFP - The US Air Force has canceled a $355 million contract for a light attack aircraft made by Brazil's Embraer, saying it would open an investigation after protests from a rival US aerospace firm, officials said Tuesday. The contract for 20 Embraer AT-29 Super Tucano aircraft was awarded in December as part of plans to arm the Afghan military amid a NATO troop drawdown. But the US Air Force said it was not "satisfied" with the paperwork supporting the decision to hand the project to US-based Sierra Nevada Corporation, in partnership...
  • I-Team Investigation: Smoke detector law ignored in Garden City

    02/23/2012 9:41:51 AM PST · by eccentric · 7 replies
    KSN.COM ^ | Feb. 22, 2012 | Justin Kraemer
    GARDEN CITY, Kansas (KSN) -- Mike Savoy vividly recalls tucking his daughter Bryn in for bed the night of January 8th. “I asked her for a kiss,” remembers Savoy. “She was mad at me so she said ‘no.’” Normally Savoy would relentlessly tease and torment his 6-year-old girl until she relented. This time he didn’t. “But I wish I would have, you know? It was my last chance,” said Savoy. After playing with his baby Madelyn, Mike wasn’t feeling well and left. He was living apart from his wife, Nichole, but saw his family everyday. He planned to bring them...