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Court: Democrats don't have to run Senate candidate in Kansas

Court: Democrats don't have to run Senate candidate in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan., Oct. 1 (UPI) --A federal appeals court refused Wednesday to order the Democratic Party to field a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kansas.
Frances Burns
Seized sex toys being auctioned to pay tax bill

Seized sex toys being auctioned to pay tax bill

TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 25 (UPI) --An outstanding tax bill for more than $160,000 in Kansas is being paid with the auction of thousands of adult items including sex toys.
Ben Hooper
Kansas dubs October 'Zombie Preparedness Month'

Kansas dubs October 'Zombie Preparedness Month'

TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 23 (UPI) --The Kansas of Division of Emergency Management said October will be "Zombie Preparedness Month" to help residents prepare for the undead and other disasters.
Ben Hooper
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.
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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)
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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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