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Politics 2014: Internet helps out when politicians have memory lapses

Politics 2014: Internet helps out when politicians have memory lapses

Political memory sure has been aided and abetted by the Internet, where nothing really is deleted, removed or otherwise pulled out of the public arena.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Thousands of U.S. flights delayed, canceled by winter storm

Thousands of U.S. flights delayed, canceled by winter storm

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The snowstorm spreading over a huge chunk of the United States Tuesday night disrupted air travel nationwide and created hazardous driving conditions.

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Kan. lawmakers OK broad anti-abortion bill

TOPEKA, Kan., April 6 (UPI) -- Kansas lawmakers have passed bill saying human life begins at fertilization and forcing doctors to give patients information critics call medically inaccurate.

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GOP: States know how to balance budgets

GOP: States know how to balance budgets

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said Saturday if Washington wants to see how to balance the budget while growing the economy, it should look to the states.

'Heart attack snow,' sleet strike Chicago area

AMARILLO, Texas, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- "Heart attack snow" struck the Chicago area Tuesday, along with sleet and freezing rain, prompting a winter weather advisory.

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Plains residents brace for another storm

WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A blizzard packing 50 mph winds whipped the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles Monday, closing road, schools and businesses.
Storm system carries snow, sleet, rain

Storm system carries snow, sleet, rain

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Snow fell in parts of the Midwest and other regions had a snow-sleet-rain mix Friday, all part of a storm system pushing eastward across the United States.

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Largest Kansas wind farm set to go online

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The companies building the largest wind farm in Kansas, with 274 wind turbines, say the array is set to begin producing power.
Paul Ryan: A winning combination of youth, political savvy

Paul Ryan: A winning combination of youth, political savvy

Wisconsin's U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the self-admitted numbers wonk Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tapped to be his running mate brings a lot to the ticket, the Wisconsinite's supporters say.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Cato Institute grades governors

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The Cato Institute, a public policy research group, presented its biennial fiscal report card on state governors, and praised those who cut spending and taxes.

Pres.: Kansas State no longer K-State

MANHATTAN, Kan., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The president of Kansas State University said he wants the school to be known nationally as Kansas State, instead of the traditional informal K-State.

Kan. drops Planned Parenthood prosecution

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- State and local prosecutors in Kansas said Friday they were dismissing remaining misdemeanor criminal charges against Planned Parenthood.
Ryan youth, political smarts add to ticket

Ryan youth, political smarts add to ticket

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the youthful House member picked by Mitt Romney as his running mate, brings a lot to the Republican ticket, say supporters of the choice.
Kansas Gov. Brownback signs anti-abortion 'Conscience' bill

Kansas Gov. Brownback signs anti-abortion 'Conscience' bill

TOPEKA, Kan., May 15 (UPI) -- Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed legislation allowing pharmacists to refuse to provide drugs they believe might cause an abortion.

Tornadic storms recharging in Midwest

TULSA, Okla., April 15 (UPI) -- Tornadic thunderstorms were reorganizing from the Upper Midwest to the southern Plains following overnight storms that killed five, meteorologists say.

Nighttime tornadoes threaten Great Plains

NORMAN, Okla., April 14 (UPI) -- Severe storms in the Great Plains Saturday produced favorable conditions for long-track tornadoes, and an Iowa hospital was hit by a twister, an official said.

Beef industry grounds slimy campaign

Public outcry over a meatpacking process intended to make ground beef cheaper, leaner and safer has put the U.S. beef industry on the defensive.
MICHELLE GROENKE, United Press International

Governors tour BPI plant

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb., March 30 (UPI) -- Governors from three states toured Beef Products Inc.'s Nebraska plant in a show of support for lean finely textured beef.

Governors back spun beef product

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb., March 28 (UPI) -- A coalition of U.S. governors and state leaders is urging grocery stores and consumers to rethink their opposition to lean finely textured beef in hamburgers.
Santorum projected winner in Kansas caucus

Santorum projected winner in Kansas caucus

WICHITA, Kan., March 10 (UPI) -- Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum Saturday was the projected winner of the Kansas caucuses after garnering strong support.
Deadly storms push across Kentucky

Deadly storms push across Kentucky

HARRISBURG, Ill., Feb. 29 (UPI) -- A storm system that left at least 10 people dead in the Midwest brought tornado warnings to Kentucky Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service said.
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