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Stabbing in Kinsley…and other headlines: February 28, 2017

andy lambertFebruary 28, 2017
There’s an arrest in a weekend stabbing in western Kansas. The Edwards County attorney is staying tight-lipped, only that it happened in Kinsley early Saturday afternoon. No word what led up to it.
The man in jail after a racially motivated shooting at a bar in Olathe makes his first court appearance. He had on a safety smock meant to keep him from harming himself. He faces murder and attempted murder counts for the shooting that killed one Indian man, wounded another and hospitalized a stranger who tried to intervene.
A federal judge wants the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to weigh in on whether its executive director has the authority to unilaterally require people in three states to submit proof of citizenship to register to vote. The move means an appeals court’s preliminary injunction remains in effect allowing people in Kansas and two other states to register with a federal form and not provide citizenship documents.
Ratings agency Moody criticizes Governor Brownback’s veto of tax legislation, calling it a “credit negative” to Kansas. A senior analyst says the state isn’t being downgraded, at least not now, but Kansas’ credit could be at risk down the road. The bill that was vetoed was expected to raise nearly $600 million had it been implemented.
Cigarettes and candles are believed to have sparked the weekend fire in an apartment in Hutchinson that left a man dead. The interim fire chief says the fire started on a couch and quickly spread from there. Crews found the man’s body partially blocking the apartment’s door when they went to put the fire out.

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