Tim Carpenter

Tim Carpenter

Tim Carpenter has reported on Kansas for 35 years. He covered the Capitol for 16 years at the Topeka Capital-Journal and previously worked for the Lawrence Journal-World and United Press International.

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, a Kansas Republican, urged the U.S. Department of Commerce to stay focused on funding broadband service improves in Kansas, which ranked 51st nationally in terms of average download speed. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

U.S. Sen. Moran upset with Kansas’ last place score for internet download speed

By: - May 28, 2023

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran putting heat on U.S. commerce secretary to direct federal broadband funding to Kansas, which ranks 51st in average download speeds.

Artist Stan Herd is working on a earthwork portrait of the late Bob Dole for the 20th anniversary of the Dole Institute of Politics on July 22 in Lawrence. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Installation artist Stan Herd bringing to life image of the late Bob Dole on Lawrence hillside

By: - May 27, 2023

Kansas artist Stan Herd is creating an earthwork portrait of the late Bob Dole to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Dole Institute in Lawrence.

Republican Senate President Ty Masterson and Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly praised a new Kansas law requiring special education services for children with dyslexia. That statute also replaced the toxic label of "emotional disturbance" with a more generic label of "emotional disability." (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

Interest among Kansas GOP for lawsuit challenging line-item veto on K-12 bill may be waning

By: - May 26, 2023

Kansas Senate President Ty Masterson skeptical lawsuit will be filed challenging Gov. Laura Kelly's line-item veto in K-12 education appropriations bill.

Gov. Laura Kelly celebrated with legislators and activists a new Kansas law eliminating the statute of limitations on criminal prosecution of child sexual abuse and expansion of the statute of limitations on filing lawsuits to seek damages in abuse cases. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Gov. Laura Kelly, legislators honor bipartisan reform of Kansas law on sexual abuse claims

By: - May 25, 2023

Gov. Laura Kelly celebrated a Kansas law ending the statute of limitations on prosecution of child sexual abuse and extending opportunities for civil suits.

The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission, which administers campaign finance reporting law, will consider drafting guidelines for use in considering appeals of financial penalties. (Kansas Reflector screen capture of KGEC's YouTube channel)

Kansas ethics commission to evaluate factors influencing waiver of campaign finance penalties

By: - May 25, 2023

The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission, which handles campaign-finance compliance, will consider guidelines for evaluating appeals of penalties.

A small fan dressed up as a Jayhawk meets big J, the University of Kansas mascot, during a pep rally to celebrate the men's basketball teams win over the University of North Carolina. (Eric Thomas for Kansas Reflector)

Oklahoma governor vetoes bill allowing purchase of special KU Jayhawk license plate

By: - May 24, 2023

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt vetoes license bill allowing for KU Jayhawk license plate, but Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly shrugs off the gubernatorial slight.

Charles Lewis and Lisa Hensley, researchers at the $1.25 billion National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, said NBAF opened a new door to research on deadly diseases capable of jumping from animals to humans and causes substantial damage to the agriculture industry as well as national economy. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Celebration marks completion of $1.2 billion NBAF lab for studying animal-to-human pathogens

By: - May 24, 2023

Officials mark completion of construction of the $1.25 billion NBAF research complex in Manhattan devoted to diseases moving from animals to humans.

Moms Demand Action on an annual event recognizing victims of firearm violence. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Kansas NRA affiliate skewers local officials aiding anti-violence work of Moms Demand Action

By: - May 23, 2023

Kansas State Rifle Association, part of the NRA, demands city, county officials refuse to stand against gun violence with activists of Moms Demand Action.

Sarah Gonzales-McLinn appears in court

Kansas board conceals clemency recommendation for woman who killed alleged abuser in 2014

By: - May 23, 2023

Kansas' review board sent a recommendation to the governor on the clemency application of a woman convicted of killing the man who allegedly abused her.

Gov. Laura Kelly issued a letter seeking bipartisan support in Congress for building F-35 fighter aircraft and pointed to nearly 5,000 jobs and more than $500 million annually in economic impact of production in Kansas. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Gov. Laura Kelly urges Congress to invest in F-35 fighter, support Kansas aviation industry

By: - May 23, 2023

Gov. Laura Kelly seeks bipartisan support in Congress for building F-35 aircraft given linkage to 5,000 jobs and $540 million in economic impact on Kansas.

Betty Arnold, a Wichita member of the Kansas State Board of Education, said work on the goal of increasing the number and quality of educators in public schools should involve examination of impediments to being part of the profession. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Kansas State Board of Education establishes four priorities heading into 2024 election cycle

By: - May 22, 2023

Kansas Board of Education's goals through 2024 are student achievement, school safety, community collaboration, and hiking quality and quantity of teachers.

Mike Brown, chairman of the Kansas Republican Party, directed state GOP leadership to reconsider party rules changes that would undermine influence of Blacks and Hispanics at highest levels of the partisan organization. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Kansas GOP chairman orders review of proposed policy undercutting Black, Hispanic voices

By: - May 19, 2023

Kansas Republican Party chairman orders reconsideration of proposed policy weakening voice of Blacks, Hispanics in state GOP leadership roles.