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An artist's rendition of the dark, mysterious and icy orb known as Pluto. This summer, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft should give us a more definitive picture of the so-called "dwarf planet," discovered by Kansan Clyde Tombaugh.

This summer, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will fly by Pluto, the mysterious planet first identified in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh, of Burdett, Kansas.  Commentator Cheryl Unruh tells us about the man and his amazing discovery.

The Kansas Senate chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Senators heard from victims of burglary and prosecutors.

The Kansas Statehouse on a bright and sunny day.  (Photo by J. Schafer)

Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist is slamming some of the governor's budget proposals, including a steep hike in tobacco and alcohol taxes.

Hospital executives meet informally with Medicaid officials in Washington

Regional headlines from the Associated Press

A new foster parent and youth ombudsman has been named for the Kansas Department for Children and Families.

The feds have indicted 26 people on drug charges after breaking-up a massive drug ring that operated between Kansas City and Mexico.

By this summer, the Kansas City area should have more than 1,000 public, electric car charging stations.

One person has died and several more are sick due to an outbreak of whooping cough in Barton County.

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