Bob Dole

6:06 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Kansas Senate race gains national attention with approval of Democrat's withdrawal

Lead in text: 
National attention is turning to Kansas as the possible key to the balance of power in the U.S. Senate with the withdrawal of the Democratic nominee and the continued lead in polls by independent candidate Greg Orman.
TOPEKA, Kan. - The Senate race in Kansas is suddenly the most scrutinized contest in the country. Republicans are scrambling to protect a longtime incumbent. Bob Dole is back on the campaign trail. The state's Democrats have no candidate and are trying to say as little about that as possible.
Kansas
8:00 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

Food Stamp Glimpse: Kansas History and Puzzling Present

Credit minnesota.publicradio.org

Ness County, Kansas, has less than 3 people per square mile and is rich in oil, yet enrollment in the food stamp program is up 480 percent according to a recent Wichita Eagle article.  The increase is not unique to Ness County.  In 2008, national food stamps cost $34.6 billion, and last year that total was $75 billion. 

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