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July 26, 2014

Kansas’ 1st District race a referendum on ‘new breed’ of GOP politician, political expert says

By Dion Lefler, The Wichita Eagle

One of the nation’s most agrarian congressional districts is looking at a barn-burner of a Republican primary, with 1st District U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp facing a spirited challenge from career school administrator Alan LaPolice.

Reginald and Jonathan Carr death sentences overturned

By Amy Renee Leiker, The Wichita Eagle

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned death sentences for Jonathan and Reginald Carr, brothers convicted of murdering five people in one of Wichita’s most notorious crime sprees.

Pompeo, Tiahrt spar over NSA

By Lindsay Wise, McClatchy Washington Bureau

As a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, had a front-row seat to the brouhaha that erupted in Washington last year over revelations that the government was secretly collecting Americans’ data.

Both District 93 candidates overcame money problems

By Rick Plumlee, The Wichita Eagle

Financial woes have led both Republican candidates in the District 93 primary for a state House seat to cut up their credit cards.

El Dorado Wal-Mart evacuated after potential bomb threat

By Matt Riedl, The Wichita Eagle

El Dorado police officers evacuated a Wal-Mart Supercenter, 301 S. Village Road, for a brief time Friday evening after a report of a potential bomb threat, a Butler County dispatcher said.

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