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.

Attorney General Kris Kobach emerges from a Shawnee County District Court hearing on a motion from five transgender Kansans to intervene in a lawsuit filed by Kobach to end the practice of allowing people to change the sex marker on driver's licenses. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Attorneys battle over request for transgender Kansans to intervene in driver’s license lawsuit

By: - August 16, 2023

A Shawnee County judge is preparing to rule on a request by transgender Kansans to intervene in a lawsuit about sex markers on driver's licenses.

Isabella Casillas Guzman, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Mary Jean Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower, celebrate the 70th anniversary of the SBA on Tuesday at the Eisenhower library and museum in Abilene. The president signed the SBA law in 1953. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

SBA administrator steps into Eisenhower’s back yard on 70th anniversary of agency’s launch

By: - August 15, 2023

Kansas and federal officials convene in Abilene in honor 70th anniversary of President Eisenhower's creation of the Small Business Administration.

Gov. Laura Kelly joined singer and child literacy advocate Dolly Parton to an event marking statewide expansion in Kansas of a program donating a book each month to children 0-5. (Submitted)

Dolly Parton celebrates statewide expansion in Kansas of literacy program for children

By: - August 15, 2023

Singer Dolly Parton and Gov. Laura Kelly celebrate statewide expansion in Kansas of a literacy program delivering books to children ages 0-5.

Marion County Record office

Marion publisher’s lawyer chastises police for treating newspaper as ‘drug cartel,’ ‘street gang’

By: - August 14, 2023

Society of Professional Journalists dedicates $20,000 to support legal action by Marion County Record, which was raided by Kansas law enforcement.

Eli Woody, a Democratic candidate for the 2nd District U.S. House seat in Kansas, said he wanted to carry the aspirations of working-class Kansans to Washington and provide a counter-weight to the deep-pocket donors who distort political agendas of some lawmakers. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

Democrat Eli Woody tying 2nd District campaign to issues germane to Kansans — not D.C. insiders

By: - August 14, 2023

Eli Woody, a former school teacher, is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination to challenge GOP U.S. Rep. Jake Laturner in the 2nd District.

Eric Meyer, publisher of the Marion County Record, answers questions in his newspaper office Friday after police seized computers, servers, cellphones and other items.

Police stage ‘chilling’ raid on Marion County newspaper, seizing computers, records and cellphones

By: , , and - August 11, 2023

MARION — In an unprecedented raid Friday, local law enforcement seized computers, cellphones and reporting materials from the Marion County Record office, the newspaper’s reporters, and the publisher’s home. Eric Meyer, owner and publisher of the newspaper, said police were motivated by a confidential source who leaked sensitive documents to the newspaper, and the message […]

U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, a Kansas Democrat, stands amid veterans celebrating the one-year anniversary of a federal law extending health care and disability benefits to service members exposed to toxins on deployments. (Submitted)

Moran, Davids celebrate anniversary of health care law by urging veterans to step forward

By: - August 11, 2023

Four of six Kansans in Congress voted for PACT Act to deliver health care and disability benefits to generations of service members exposed to toxins.

Neelima Parasker, appointed by Gov. Laura Kelly to the Kansas Board of Regents, said she was keen to recruit students to public colleges and universities, and prepare that diverse cadre of students for a high-tech economy. (Kansas Reflector screen capture of Kansas Legislature's YouTube channel)

Latest Kansas Board of Regents appointees placing a premium on student recruiting

By: - August 10, 2023

Gov. Laura Kelly's latest appointees to Kansas Board of Regents are eager to boost student recruitment and educate Kansans with diverse backgrounds.

The Lawrence City Commission voted 3-2 to implement a ban on distribution by most businesses of single-use plastic bags to their customers. Commissioners decided Tuesday to implement the ordinance March 1, 2024, and rejected a proposal to place a three-year sunset on the policy. (Kansas Reflector screen capture from Lawrence City Commission's livestream)

Lawrence City Commission narrowly adopts prohibition on single-use plastic bags

By: - August 9, 2023

The Lawrence City Commission capped on a 3-2 vote many years of debate by approving a ban on use of single-use plastic bags within city limits.

Richard Linton, president of Kansas State University, said he had been diagnosed with cancer and would begin daily treatments at University of Kansas Cancer Center in Kansas City, Kansas. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Kansas State University president diagnosed with throat, tongue cancer

By: - August 8, 2023

Kansas State University President Richard Linton discloses cancer diagnosis and will receive daily treatment at KU Cancer Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

Gov. Laura Kelly, the second-term Democrat, said on the Kansas Reflector podcast she formed a political action committee to support moderate Republican and Democratic candidates for the Legislature in 2024. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

Gov. Laura Kelly forms PAC to support moderate GOP, Democratic legislative candidates

By: - August 7, 2023

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly said on the Kansas Reflector podcast she launched a PAC to support moderate GOP and Democratic legislative candidates in 2024.

Brenda Landwehr wearing a black hat with a wide rim and silver band

Kansas official points to mistakes, improvements in processing Medicaid eligibility renewals

By: - August 4, 2023

Kansas Department of Health and Environment outlines challenges of reviewing Medicaid eligibility after 3-year pause due to COVID-19 emergency.