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Record win-streak comes to an end and other headlines: January 27, 2016

andy lambertJanuary 27, 2016

The Hoxie Indians girls basketball team saw their 107 game win streak come to an end Tuesday night, falling to Hill City 53-48 in overtime.

A Kansas Senate committee has voted to forward a medical marijuana bill to the full Senate without a recommendation on whether it should pass. The measure would allow therapeutic hemp oil to be used in treating seizures. A committee that handles health issues will likely review the proposal.
There is security video of a fight involving corrections officers at the Saline County Jail and a man who later died. Authorities haven’t released the video. Investigators say two officers were hurt in the fight that happened Monday as the man was being booked. The man in his 50s died in a hospital early Tuesday.

Some state legislators want more control over state finances after the Department of Transportation issued $400 million in bonds and arranged to only pay interest for the first decade. The Senate president also raised concerns about a $19.9 million lease-to-own deal that the Kansas Department of Administration negotiated.

A Kansas lawmaker has apologized and retracted a dress code that banned plunging necklines and short skirts for women testifying before his committee. State Sen. Mitch Holmes issued a statement saying it was unacceptable for him to provide specific guidance about how women should dress without also producing similar guidance for men.

Shooting clubs that use BB guns and other air guns could hold practices and competitions in schools under a Kansas bill. The Weapon Free Schools Act would be amended so air guns wouldn’t be considered weapons.

Straub International plans to close its Larned location and consolidate the work into its remaining locations. The agriculture equipment dealer also has outlets in Great Bend, Salina, Hutchinson, Pratt, Wichita and Marion.

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