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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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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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Kansas City Royals

Perez leads Royals to win, sweep of Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. — Salvador Perez swiveled his eyes toward a team official and waited for the news. No dice, he was told. The Royals tried, but could not retrieve the baseball Perez walloped over the left-field fence for the 500th hit of his young career. The fan who caught it tossed the liaisons from Kansas City a dummy ball and scampered away.

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Strained by debt, Puerto Rico says Washington must help

Groaning under at least $73 billion in debt, Puerto Rico – which is being called “America’s Greece” – is staggering down a path towards default, a scenario that could ripple across cities and states that depend on bonds for building everything from schools to stadiums.

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