How the good old GOP boys got beat in Topeka and Kansas kids won

Fortunately, extremist Republican men — including Gov. Sam Brownback — lost big time last week when a flawed school funding bill was killed in Topeka. Instead, a better proposal was approved by the Legislature because of solid leadership from women like Johnson County moderate GOP Reps. Melissa Rooker, Barbara Bollier and Stephanie Clayton; Democratic Sen. Laura Kelly; and Kansas City, Kan., Superintendent Cynthia Lane, who stood strong in saying there had to be another solution.

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Royals' Kris Medlen makes rehab start with Omaha

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Royals wear #VoteLoCain t-shirts

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Royals' Paulo Orlando has three hits, discusses victory over Boston

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Royals' Eric Hosmer on Michael Wacha's stuff, Lorenzo Cain's injury

Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer discusses Cardinals starter Michael Wacha's performance and Lorenzo Cain's injury after an 8-4 loss Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.
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Royals' Eric Hosmer on Michael Wacha's stuff, Lorenzo Cain's injury

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Independence woman jumps out of a Wendy's drive-through window to fight customers

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Fire damages Harmony Middle School in Overland Park

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Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera remembers his All-Star Futures Game in 2011