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Matt Fletcher, executive director of InterHab, said about 28,500 workers providing home or community-based care to people with disabilities in Kansas welcome bonuses made possible through $51 million in federal funding received by the state. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

Bonuses flowing to Kansas workers providing direct care for people with disabilities

BY: - September 28, 2022

Kansas is dedicating $51 million in federal funding to bonuses for 28,500 workers providing home or community care to people with disabilities.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered Michael Skillman, owner of Victory Excavating in Coffey County, to remove debris dumped in at least 3.7 acres of wetlands near the Neosho River in violation of the federal law. (Getty Images)

EPA orders Kansas company to stop polluting wetlands, remediate 3.7 acres

BY: - September 27, 2022

EPA demands repeat Clean Water Act polluter clean up illegal dump on at least 3.7 acres of wetlands near Neosho River.

Former Gov. Mike Hayden, a Republican who also served as Kansas House speaker, endorsed Democratic Gov. Laura's Kelly's reelection over Republican nominee Derek Schmidt, the state's attorney general. (Kansas Reflector screen capture from Gov. Laura Kelly's YouTube post)

Former Kansas GOP governor Hayden endorses reelection of Democrat Kelly

BY: - September 27, 2022

Former GOP Gov. Mike Hayden endorses Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's reelection in her contest against Attorney General Derek Schmidt.

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly, campaigning against Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt, said her second-term agenda included end of state's food sales tax, tax relief for the elderly and back-to-school sales tax holiday. (Photos by Sherman Smith and Thad Allton/Kansas Reflector)

Kansas recovers 80% of jobs lost to COVID-19, jobless figure ticks up to 2.5%

BY: - September 20, 2022

GOP gubernatorial candidate Derek Schmidt says Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly damaged the state's job market by fumbling the COVID-19 response.

The U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday a former police detective in Kansas City, Kansas, was indicted on six counts related to sexual assault of two women about 20 years ago. Roger Golubski, 69, was accused of federal civil rights crimes for assaulting victims while under "color of law." (Getty Images)

Former KCK cop accused of framing Black man for murder indicted in sex assault cases

BY: - September 15, 2022

A former Kansas City, Kansas, police detective accused of framing a Black man for murder was indicted for alleged sexual assault of two women.

U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall, a Kansas Republican, wants social media companies to deter sales of illegal drugs containing fentanyl on their platforms and for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to support a federal declaration of fentanyl abuse as a national emergency. (Kansas Reflector screen capture from U.S. Senate YouTube channel)

Marshall pressures social media platforms, CDC to boldly move against fentanyl abuse

BY: - September 15, 2022

U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kansas, is introducing legislation to force social media companies to curtail sale of fentanyl-laced drugs on their platforms.

Secret Service and Palm Beach police are seen in front of the home of former President Donald Trump at Mar-A-Lago on Aug. 8, 2022, in Palm Beach, Florida. (Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty Images)

U.S. Justice Department to appeal Trump special master order

BY: - September 8, 2022

The U.S. Justice Department will appeal a Florida federal judge’s ruling this week appointing an independent arbiter to review thousands of sensitive materials the FBI seized from former President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach residence, the department notified the court Thursday. Government prosecutors are also asking U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon not to force them […]

Gov. Laura Kelly, center, holds a slim lead in the campaign against Republican nominee Derek Schmidt, second from left, in the gubernatorial race to be decided in November. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Former Kansas Gov. Bill Graves crosses party line — again — to endorse Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly

BY: - September 8, 2022

Former Kansas Gov. Bill Graves, a Republican, crosses aisle to endorse for reelection Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly rather than GOP nominee Derek Schmidt.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Derek Schmidt recommended the Legislature adopt an exemption from the state's 6.5% sales tax for purchases of diapers and feminine hygiene products. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Schmidt seeks passage of state sales tax exemption for diapers, feminine hygiene products

BY: - September 6, 2022

Attorney General Derek Schmidt, GOP candidate for governor, seeks an exemption from the state's 6.5% sales tax for diapers and feminine hygiene products.

Hiawatha Sen. Dennis Pyle, left, an independent candidate for governor, said Republican nominee Derek Schmidt was insufficiently eager for passage of a state law forbidding transgender individuals designated as male at birth from taking part in female sports programs. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Pyle impatient with Schmidt’s 100-day deadline for transgender sports ban in Kansas

BY: - September 2, 2022

Independent gubernatorial candidate Dennis Pyle says 100 days far too long to wait for Legislature to ban transgender individuals from female sports teams.

The Kansas Department of Revenue said state income and sales tax revenue during August surpassed expectations by $11 million to record the 25th consecutive month in which revenue topped the official projection. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Kansas sales, income tax revenue exceeds projection for 25th consecutive month

BY: - September 2, 2022

The Kansas Department of Revenue reported state income and sales tax revenue surpassed expectations by $11 million in August.

Gov. Laura Kelly, who is running for reelection in November, placed the state's first legal sports bet Thursday by placing $15 on the Kansas City Chiefs to win the Super Bowl in February. (Submitted)

Kelly drops first legal sports bet in Kansas with $15 on Chiefs to win Super Bowl

BY: - September 2, 2022

Gov. Laura Kelly betting the legalizing sports gambling in Kansas can contribute to job growth, economic development and deliver new state revenue.