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Pheasant concern — Birds' population decline an issue for hunters, economy

By ASHLEY BOOKER

abooker@gctelegram.com

On average, pheasant hunting brings in $75 million per year to Kansas, so a decrease in pheasant numbers across the state is a concern for pheasant hunters as well as the Kansas economy.

Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has teamed up with Pheasants Forever in Pheasant Tour 2014, with efforts to educate the public, decision-makers a ...

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Gossage would limit state's role with ACA

Editor's note: The first in a series of profiles on the candidates for Kanssa insurance commissioner.

BY DAVE RANNEY

KHI News Service

OVERLAND PARK — Beverly Gossage stands out as the only woman among the five Republican candidates for Kansas insurance commissioner.

But she's in lockstep with her male counterparts when it comes to the highest-profile issue in the race: the Affordable Care ...

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Vision plan will face challenges

By Tim Unruh
Special to the Telegram

Change could be difficult for folks where water is so important, said Frank and Deborah Popper, but the East Coast academics stress that it's necessary.

"Water is going to be really short, unless some serious new technology gets invented. If nothing gets done, it's going to be nasty," said Frank Popper, a Rutgers University professor who is a land-use plann ...

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Replay officials not so sharp as Twins win; Gardenhire ejected after protest.

By PHIL MILLER

Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (MCT) — Nobody ever said the system would be perfect. Ron Gardenhire learned that the hard way Tuesday.

Gardenhire was ejected from the Twins' 2-1 victory at Kansas City after challenging a fly ball that umpires ruled had been caught by Royals left fielder Alex Gordon. The controversial play distracted from, but could not overshadow, ...

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NCAA reaches $75 million settlement in concussion lawsuit

By JOHN KEILMAN

Chicago Tribune

(MCT) — The NCAA has created a new protocol to handle concussed athletes and will spend millions to monitor the health of athletes who might have suffered concussions while playing college sports, according to a settlement filed in federal court this morning.

The $75 million settlement caps litigation that began when a dozen college athletes — including forme ...

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