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Welfare success story is not typical

The Brownback administration repeatedly pointed to Kansas City, Kan., resident Valerie Cahill as an example of a former welfare recipient who is now self-sufficient and who supports strict limits on welfare benefits. Yet it didn’t disclose that Cahill works as a temporary employee of the state agency pushing the new welfare rules.

Kansas City Royals

Royals rally to beat A’s

It was a game marked by oddities and anger. Kansas City started only five of their regulars. Manager Ned Yost watched the final eight innings of the game away from the dugout. Midway through the game, the club lost second baseman Omar Infante to a strained groin.

Outdoors

Perfect attendance: Former Gov. Mike Hayden makes his 29th Governor’s turkey hunt

Before Friday was over, Hayden had would have 21 toms within shotgun range, including 11 mature birds with longbeards. A dramatic increase in Kansas’ wild turkey population isn’t the only change the 71-year-old hunter has seen since that first Kansas Governor’s turkey hunt Turkey Hunt. Hayden began the hunt when he was governor. He’s the only hunter, out of thousands who’ve been invited, to have attended all 29 events.

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