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TOPEKA — Republican gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach is proposing capping property appraisal increases, which he said would give taxpayers a more predictable property tax bill, but some experts say the change likely would require changes to the state constitution.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump denounced Democratic efforts to block Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation as a cynical “con job” on Tuesday and launched a dismissive attack on a second woman accusing the nominee of sexual misconduct in the 1980s, asserting she “has nothing.”

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The shape compels one’s eyes to follow its direction up into the sky, like an aircraft taking flight, and the propellers complete the package, a perfect symbol of the spirit of aviation.

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A suspect who, police say, tried to kill five people inside a pickup on Sept. 5 has been arrested by U.S. Marshals Service authorities in Topeka, concluding a fugitive search lasting nearly four weeks.

NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania — His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, Bill Cosby was led away to prison in handcuffs Tuesday at age 81 for perhaps the rest of his days, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his gated estate.

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CHICAGO — When emergency tests showed the telltale right-sided pain in Heather VanDusen's abdomen was appendicitis, she figured she'd be quickly wheeled into surgery. But doctors offered her the option of antibiotics instead.

TOPEKA — A Kansas Democratic official has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging that the state Republican party illegally coordinated with a super PAC in the state's 3rd congressional district.

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A noted author and researcher of aviation history spoke Monday and stayed overnight in Atchison amid last month’s release of his book on an array of women who broke barriers in their achievements as pilots.

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TOPEKA — When Andrew Kaminski went to the doctor in 2014 with flu-like symptoms, the doctor told him they couldn’t find anything wrong and to go home and rest.

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Not long after a formation of women aviators flies in to the Amelia Earhart Memorial Airport, the Atchison Art Association will dedicate a groundbreaking sculpture in honor of one of their own.

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TOPEKA — A Republican group is resurrecting an embarrassing scene in a strip club from a Democratic congressional candidate's past in a television ad that characterizes him as "shady."

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The Music Department at Benedictine College is pleased to present Matthew Hill, DMA, pianist and Goshen College Professor of Music, in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, in O’Malley-McAllister Auditorium inside the St. John Paul II Student Center.

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WICHITA — Thousands have gathered to mourn a Sedgwick County sheriff’s deputy who is credited with saving lives when he killed his attacker before collapsing and dying from a gunshot wound.