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UPDATED 9:44 Pompeo claims victory; Tiahrt concedes in 4th District race

<img src="http://media.kansas.com/smedia/2014/08/05/22/21/6fVvP.St.80.jpeg" width="300px">Rep. Mike Pompeo declared victory in his race against former Rep. Todd Tiahrt on Tuesday night. → Read More

Newton votes against issuing letter of support for housing illegal immigrant children at Youthville

The Newton City Commission voted 4-0 Friday against issuing a letter of support to a local nonprofit that wants to house immigrant children who enter the country unaccompanied. → Read More

Pompeo says of labeling bill: I care about agriculture, not donors

Republican challenger Todd Tiahrt says U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo has rewarded some of his campaign donors with a bill that would prevent states from requiring labels for genetically modified foods. → Read More

‘Two very different kinds of mindsets’ come to fore in Pompeo, Tiahrt race

On a boiling afternoon in downtown Augusta, Mike Pompeo has finally rolled up the sleeves of his white dress shirt and loosened his tie as he visits stores and businesses along State Street. → Read More

Pompeo, Tiahrt face off at first 4th District Republican primary campaign forum (VIDEOS)

Mike Pompeo and Todd Tiahrt traded barbs and sparred over a number of issues in their first forum in the GOP primary campaign for the 4th District congressional seat. → Read More

TSA opens Wichita PreCheck office to speed airport security checks

The Transportation Security Administration has opened an office in Wichita where travelers can apply to pass through security checkpoints more quickly in U.S. airports. → Read More

Candidate Jean Schodorf to reveal voting plan on Tuesday

Kansas secretary of state candidate Jean Schodorf, a Wichita Democrat, will hold a media conference at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Topeka to reveal her plans to change Kansas’ voting laws. → Read More

Pompeo challenges Tiahrt to series of debates before primary

Incumbent 4th District Congressman Mike Pompeo is challenging his challenger to a series of debates. → Read More

Challenge to Kansas same-sex marriage ban makes its way through the courts - KansasCity.com

Backers of gay marriage are on an undefeated roll through the U.S. court system, a streak they hope carries into Kansas. → Read More

New women's group aims to defeat Brownback, Kobach at the polls - KansasCity.com

Drawing inspiration from the suffragette movement of the early 1900s, a group of women is encouraging women around the state to change the leadership in Topeka. → Read More

McConnell gets final OK for refueling tankers, prepares to spend $219 million for construction

McConnell Air Force Base has gotten final approval from the Air Force to receive the new KC-46A refueling tankers, U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo’s office announced Tuesday. → Read More

McConnell gets final OK for refueling tankers, prepares to spend $219 million for construction - KansasCity.com

McConnell Air Force Base has gotten final approval from the Air Force to receive the new KC-46A refueling tankers, U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo’s office announced Tuesday. → Read More

Wichita author who is gay, conservative and Christian seeks to start a conversation - KansasCity.com

Matthew Vines has continued to arm himself in his fight to change traditional thinking among conservative Christians about the Bible and homosexuality. → Read More

Army sergeant returns from Afghanistan to meet fourth-grade son in surprise homecoming

Cade O’Brien, a fourth grader at Peterson Elementary School, discovered a new benefit of recycling on Thursday. → Read More

GOP candidates for insurance commissioner support health compact bill - KansasCity.com

Four Republicans campaigning to become the state’s next insurance commissioner said Thursday that they support a bill that would bring Kansas into a compact with other states hoping to become exempt from the federal health care overhaul. → Read More

Woman, 86, beaten by son with baseball bat, machete, police say

An 86-year-old woman was beaten with a baseball bat and a machete by her son Thursday night after she confronted him about his drinking, police said. → Read More

Census: More people moving out of Kansas than moving in - KansasCity.com

More people have been leaving Kansas than moving here over the last four years, new Census figures show. → Read More

In Las Vegas, some bookmakers aren’t rooting for the Shockers - KansasCity.com

Not everyone is excited by the Wichita State University basketball team’s march into history. → Read More

Phil Ruffin continues to seek slots for Wichita Greyhound Park

Wichita Greyhound Park owner Phil Ruffin plans to try again to get legislation passed in Topeka that would allow him to add slot machines at the park so he can reopen it. → Read More

Friend who tried to help: Loewen ‘lost his way’ - KansasCity.com

He thought he was getting through to Terry Loewen. → Read More