TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas Senate Democrat and her allies plan to push next year for policies promoting renewable energy because of concerns about climate change. Sen. Marci Francisco, of Lawrence, said at a Statehouse news conference today that Kansas should rewrite its laws to encourage more electricity consumers to take advantage of a law that gives breaks on rates for installing solar panels and other renewable energy technology.
DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) - Authorities say a southwest Kansas resident trying to unthaw a frozen above-ground water pipe under their mobile home set fire to the home instead. Dodge City Fire Capt. Mark Elder says the resident was using a propane burner on the pipe yesterday. He advises making sure that siding is in place on mobile homes to provide pipes some insulation.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas education officials have asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit contending that new multistate science standards promote atheism and violate students' religious freedoms. Attorneys for the state Board of Education and the other named defendants filed the request today. They contend that the plaintiff doesn't have grounds to sue.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - An attorney for former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline has asked the state Supreme Court to modify a ruling that indefinitely suspended Kline's law license. Attorney Tom Condit filed the motion this week. He alleges that those who investigated Kline's ethics case were biased against him and that facts about Kline's investigations into abortion in the state were misrepresented.
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