‘Frankenstein’ bill in Kansas House reshapes public school funding, penalizes remote learning

TOPEKA — Behemoth legislation that reshapes the financing of public schools awaits consideration in the House after the K-12 Budget Committee bundled numerous controversial...
The Kansas Supreme Court issued an order suspending District Court Judge William Cullins from work as a judge for one year for making racist and sexist remarks in the courthouse that created a hostile working environment. He will be given an opportunity to reduce the sanction by engaging in professional counseling and training. (Screen capture/Kansas Reflector)

Kansas Supreme Court issues 1-year suspension to judge for racist, sexist remarks in courthouse

Kansas Supreme Court suspends for one year a district court judge guilty of sexist and racist remarks and behavior damaging to the justice system.

KU faculty straw poll finds weak support for no-confidence vote on key administrators

LAWRENCE — Frustration simmered among University of Kansas' members of Faculty Senate who characterized the way top campus administrators were maneuvering through the COVID-19...

When your playwrights are in despair, Kansas, it’s past time to be worried

Darren Canady has been asking himself a question. Trust me, we want to know what’s on his mind. An esteemed young playwright who is also...

Senate bill would punish Kansas employers for requiring COVID-19 vaccinations

TOPEKA — Sen. Mark Steffen pushed colleagues Thursday to support his legislation banning employers from requiring workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying lawmakers...
Rep. Fred Patton, a Topeka Republican, pleaded with House colleagues to support a bill suspending for three years the state law defining a speedy criminal trial because the district courts were overwhelmed by COVID-19 issues. The bill passed 117-17. (Pool photo by Evert Nelson/Topeka Capital-Journal)

Kansas House bill suspends speedy-trial law to avoid freeing accused murderers, rapists

Kansas House passes bill suspending state law defining a speedy trial to keep judges from releasing accused murderers and rapists.

Game-changing one-dose vaccine could be in states’ hands shortly

WASHINGTON — States struggling to provide enough COVID-19 vaccines are likely just a few days away from a pivotal development in the vaccination race:...

Kansas law enforcement pushes back on legalizing medical marijuana

TOPEKA — Gray areas in a bill legalizing marijuana for medical use in Kansas are raising concerns among law enforcement officers and some medical...
Gov. Laura Kelly signed Senate Bill 15 during a bipartisan news conference Thursday in the Capitol to create a maximum $60 million loan program for businesses with less than 200 employees struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

Democratic governor, GOP lawmakers unify to dedicate $60M for low-cost loan program

Gov. Laura Kelly signs bipartisan bill creating $60 million low-interest loan program for small businesses struggling with the pandemic.

What Kansans were saying to Bob Dole in the 1960s sounds familiar

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives...

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