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Elections 2016

Trend toward early voting squeezes window for campaigns

Although early voting in Kansas doesn’t start until late October, candidates both national and local are working to court voters well ahead of Election Day. Missouri offers absentee voting, but no early voting. A Colorado official says early voting “certainly changes the way people campaign.”

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Why outcome of Kansas voter ID law case is crucial for our country’s future

It’s already hard enough to get voters to the polls. Kansas made it even harder with its voter ID law, which asks residents registering to vote for proof of citizenship beyond what is required by federal law. Now, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is in a federal appeals court to argue for keeping the law, and if he prevails, that could have frightening ramifications beyond Kansas.

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States file another lawsuit over Obama transgender rules

Texas and four other Republican-led states filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back the Obama administration's efforts to strengthen transgender rights, saying new federal nondiscrimination health rules could force doctors to act contrary to their medical judgment or religious beliefs.

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Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

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Earnest Leap pardoned decades after 'lie' put him on sex offender registry

After 27 years, Earnest Leap of Oakview was pardoned for a sex offense against his son he said he never committed. Brodie Leap, the son, pushed for his father’s exoneration for years. Father and son react to the news that their mission to clear Earnest Leap's name resulted in a pardon by Gov. Jay Nixon on Aug. 19.
Jill Toyoshiba The Kansas City Star
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Earnest Leap pardoned decades after 'lie' put him on sex offender registry

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One city, one flag

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From teaching kids to wooing Kansas voters

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Trump says gun-rights backers can stop Clinton

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