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Regional Headlines for Saturday, April 20, 2013


Beechcraft Loses Legal Battle Against Rival

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas airplane maker Beechcraft has lost a legal battle to halt work on a high-stakes Air Force contract awarded to rival Sierra Nevada Corporation. The U.S. Court of Federal Claims yesterday denied Beechcraft's request for a temporary injunction. The contract for 20 planes for use in Afghanistan is worth more than $427 million.


Medicaid, Social Services Cost Estimates Down 

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials have lowered their estimates for what they expect Medicaid and other social services to cost the state through the middle of next year. Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer said yesterday the new figures show that there is a "dividend" from the state's overhaul of Medicaid.


State Revenue Projections Hold Steady

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials have made relatively little adjustment in projections for the state's overall revenues through June 2014. The officials and economists issued a new fiscal forecast yesterday, revising one issued in November. The new forecast predicts the state will collect $6.2 billion in revenues during the current fiscal year and $5.5 billion for the fiscal year beginning in July. The figures are close to previous projections.


ACLU Objects to Creationist School Assemblies

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is objecting to a southwest Kansas district's plans to allow a pro-creationism group into its schools to talk to students about dinosaurs. Members of the Creation Truth Foundation are to speak next week during student assemblies in Hugoton schools and in the evening at public gatherings. The ACLU said yesterday it wants the district to call off the school assemblies.


Royals Face Red Sox After Postponement

BOSTON, Ma. (AP) - With the city of Boston under virtual lockdown because of the search for the marathon bombing suspect, the Kansas City Royals' series opener at Fenway Park was pushed back to today (SAT).  The Royals and Boston Red Sox face off at 12:10. 


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