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Kansas Speaker of the House Melvin Neufeld, pointing, talks about the House of Representatives chamber during a tour in the west wing of the newly renovated Kansas State Capitol in Topeka.

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House gives preliminary OK to bill that supporters say preserves religious freedom, but opponents say allows discrimination

The Kansas House on Wednesday advanced legislation that would allow a religious defense to discriminate against gays.

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Kansas House advances abortion 'conscience' bill

A bill aimed at giving Kansas health care providers more legal protection if they want to avoid any involvement in abortions is moving toward House passage.

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Kansas House rejects proposed amendment on funding

The Kansas House on Wednesday rejected a proposed amendment to the state constitution that sought to clarify that only the Legislature can decide how to appropriate state money.

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House advances bill creating prayer room

Topeka — The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a bill creating a prayer room at the Statehouse.

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Kansas moves closer to ending ban on happy hour

Kansas is sometimes identified with Carrie Nation's saloon-smashing and imposed its own Prohibition for decades, but legislators moved closer Tuesday to quietly repealing the state's ban on happy hours at bars, taverns, clubs and restaurants.

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County would benefit from bill correcting gas tax error

Area counties that were shorted significant gasoline tax revenue will receive repayment during a five-year period if the measure continues to progress.

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Not just another ... fixer upper

Built in stages over more than 30 years, and repaired thereafter, the Kansas Capitol is a monument to both the best and worst in craftsmanship.


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