TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline wants the U.S. Supreme Court to review the indefinite suspension of his law license. The state Supreme Court sanctioned Kline last October over an ethics case related to his investigation of abortion providers.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas regulators have approved a 50 percent expansion of Seaboard Foods' hog feeding operation in Greeley County. The state will allow up to 396,000 animals at the site. The Sierra Club and others say there's not enough underground water near the site to treat the waste from that many hogs.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A top Kansas education official says poorer school districts stand to gain the most from a recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling that found the state's school funding system unconstitutional. Deputy education commissioner Dale Dennis has told lawmakers that districts with the lowest property valuations per student already have increased their local property taxes to the legal limit.
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Sedgwick County will pay $300,000 to settle a lawsuit by relatives of a mentally ill jail inmate who was beaten by a sheriff's deputy. A deputy was fired after punching Edgar Richard Junior in the face 15 to 20 times in 2008. Richard ended up in a nursing home and died of cancer a couple of years later.
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