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Regional Headlines for Sunday, September 29, 2013


Health Care Rollout Met with Confusion in Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Conservative Republicans who control state government in Kansas have been clear from the beginning that they view the federal overhaul of health care as wrong-headed. But with the rollout of a new online health insurance marketplace, some advocates for the uninsured wonder whether Kansans have enough information about changes wrought by the 2010 federal law.


Brownback Willing to Halt Tax-Credit War with Missouri

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says he's open to a moratorium in the tax-credit battle for businesses with Missouri. Brownback said yesterday (SAT) he discussed a moratorium a year ago with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. But Brownback says Missouri's entitlement tax credits for job creation didn't give Nixon the flexibility for a moratorium.


KU Professors Show Support After Tweet Controversy

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — More than a dozen University of Kansas professors have issued a statement criticizing school officials for putting a colleague on leave after he posted a controversial tweet. The Lawrence Journal-World reports 14 Anthropology Department professors and department chairwoman Jane Gibson signed the statement Friday in support of journalism professor David Guth, who tweeted following the deadly Navy Yard shootings in Washington D.C. last week.  The professors' statement says the university's action violated David Guth's right to free speech.


Lansing Inmate Escapes, Turns Himself In

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A 32-year-Kansas inmate who walked away from his work site in Overland Park has turned himself in. A spokesman for Lansing Correctional Facility says Zackary Conger was reported absent from Laser Apparel LLC Friday afternoon. The minimum custody inmate turned himself in at the Lenexa Police Department yesterday (SAT) morning.  Conger is serving a 78-month sentence for burglary, forgery, and theft in Butler and Sedgwick counties.

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