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.
Man released in Topeka bomb case

Man released in Topeka bomb case

TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A man detained after apparent explosive devices were found in his truck, parked illegally near a Kansas state office building, has been released, police said.

Kan. governor threatened, explosives found

TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Explosives found in a pickup near the Kansas Capitol, threats to the governor's office and a protest rally Wednesday apparently were all unrelated, police said.
Kansas student off the hook for tweet

Kansas student off the hook for tweet

SHAWNEE MISSION, Kan., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Administrators at a school district in Kansas said Monday they won't try to extract an apology from a high school student who badmouthed the governor.
Perry invites governors to prayer rally

Perry invites governors to prayer rally

AUSTIN, Texas, June 6 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential presidential candidate, is inviting fellow governors to a prayer rally sponsored by conservative activists.

Kansas passes abortion insurance curbs

TOPEKA, Kan., May 13 (UPI) -- Before adjourning at dawn Friday, the Kansas Legislature passed a bill restricting private insurance coverage of abortion.
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Sam Brownback
Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) meets with lobbyist following three Senate votes on stem cells, in Washington on July 18, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Samuel Dale "Sam" Brownback (born September 12, 1956) is the 46th and current Governor of Kansas. A member of the Republican Party, he served as a U.S. Senator from Kansas from 1996 to 2011, and as a U.S. Representative for Kansas's 2nd congressional district from 1995 to 1996. As a Senator, he was featured in the documentary series How Democracy Works Now: Twelve Stories. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2008 presidential election, withdrawing before the primaries.

Sam Brownback was born in Garnett, Kansas to Nancy and Robert Brownback. He was raised in a farming family in Parker, Kansas; his ancestors, of German descent, settled in Kansas after leaving Pennsylvania following the Civil War. Brownback was state president of the Kansas FFA Association, and was one of the national vice presidents of the National FFA Organization from 1976 to 1977. While at Kansas State University, he was elected student body president and was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho. He received his J.D. from the University of Kansas in 1982.

After college, Brownback spent approximately a year working as a broadcaster; he hosted a weekly half-hour show.

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