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Snow expected across much of Kansas, forecasters say

The heaviest snow is expected in northwest Kansas, with as much as 6 inches possible in the Colby and Goodland areas. Dodge City and Hays could see an inch or two, while Wichita may only see a half-inch or so by early Saturday morning.

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Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will miss Sunday’s game because of lacerated spleen

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will miss the regular-season finale against San Diego on Sunday because of a lacerated spleen. Smith suffered the injury in last week’s game at Pittsburgh, but the symptoms didn’t manifest themselves until after practice on Tuesday.

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KPERS priority is funding

The Brownback administration wants the Legislature to look again at privatizing the state’s pension plan. But as with previous reviews, lawmakers likely will conclude that privatization is impractical and that the main problem with the pension plan is that the state keeps underfunding it – as Gov. Sam Brownback is doing again this year.

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Men in blue, bearing a brother they didn’t know

Anyone who has ever attended the funeral of an officer killed in the line of duty knows that every second of the ceremony is meticulously planned. The selection of pallbearers is no exception. They are volunteers who most likely have never met the deceased but who have spent many hours training for this day. This will be true at the funeral Saturday for Officer Rafael Ramos, one of two officers killed in an ambush a week ago.

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