Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan exempts lowest-income taxpayers from income tax, raises sales tax

TOPEKA – Seeking to break the revenue logjam that has paralyzed the Kansas Legislature, Gov. Sam Brownback offered a tax plan leaning heavily on sales and use taxes while cutting income taxes to zero on the lowest-income taxpayers.

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A fun-packed festival

Ducking out of rainy mid-May a few years ago hasn’t spared the Wichita River Festival from getting all wet at times. But a little rain, or a lot, doesn’t get Riverfest down – and shouldn’t keep the crowds from coming out for the community’s annual go-to event.

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Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue

Revelations about how the U.N. handled accounts of sexual abuse from children in Central African Republic have horrified people both inside and outside the world body. Statements marked “strictly confidential” have shown that its top human rights officials failed to follow up for several months on the allegations their own office had collected.

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