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Food sales tax adds up

The increase in the statewide sales tax may not add enough cost to a weekly grocery purchase to justify driving out of state. But the tax increase will add up over a year’s time and could strain the household budgets of struggling Kansas families.

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Kobach lost but voting hurdles remain

When the U.S. Supreme Court opted Monday not to decide whether the federal voter-registration form must account for Kansas and Arizona laws requiring proof of citizenship, it was another major legal defeat for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Too bad the move, though welcome, won’t do much for voter participation in Kansas.

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Supreme Court ruling may save Westar millions

A Supreme Court decision Monday requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to account for costs of its regulations will allow Westar Energy to delay and possibly avoid millions of dollars worth of clean-air upgrades to its four coal-fired power plants in Kansas, company officials said.

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Royals stumble again in 4-0 loss to the Houston Astros

Unable to mount an offensive against Astros starter Dallas Keuchel, Kansas City folded for the second time in as many nights Tuesday in Houston. The Royals still can boast a record touting their supremacy in the American League, but the upstart Astros, led by Lance McCullers on Monday and eight scoreless innings from Keuchel on Tuesday, have trounced their guests in these first two games.

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