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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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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State marijuana laws complicate federal job recruitment

It may now be legal in Colorado, in Washington state and elsewhere to possess and smoke marijuana, but federal laws outlawing its use – and rules that make it a fireable offense for government workers – have remained rigid. As a result, recruiters for federal agencies are arriving on university campuses in those states with the sobering message that marijuana use will not be tolerated.

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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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