Kelly nominates first Hispanic judge for vacancy on Kansas Court of Appeals
Shawnee County District Court judge would be first Hispanic Kansan on state Court of Appeals if confirmed by Kansas Senate.
Kansas unemployment rate holds steady at 2.4% in July, economy adds private-sector jobs
The Kansas unemployment rate remained at 2.4% in July, a decline from 3.4% in July 2021 and 12.2% in April 2020 driven by onset of COVID-19.
Kansas governor nominates three to fill vacancies on state Board of Regents
Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly nominated three to serve on Kansas Board of Regents, which has jurisdiction over universities, community and technical colleges.
Rep. Steven Howe: Abortion amendment supporters need to look beyond the vote
State GOP Rep. Steen Howe of Salina asks Kansans disappointed by failure of anti-abortion amendment to turn attention to helping pregnant women in crisis.
U.S. Department of Justice sues Idaho over abortion trigger ban
The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the state of Idaho over the state’s trigger law that will ban nearly all abortions. The law is scheduled to take effect on Aug. 25, unless the Idaho Supreme Court puts the law on a temporary hold after a hearing Wednesday. The lawsuit argues that Idaho’s trigger ban […]
EPA, KDHE approve permit changes to allow development of Sunflower property for Panasonic
EPA, KDHE endorse permit changes to allow for redevelopment of land at former Sunflower ammunition facility for a $4 billion Panasonic battery plant.
U.S. House Democrats file brief in college affirmative action case
WASHINGTON — U.S. House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott of Virginia has filed a brief along with 64 other House Democrats urging the Supreme Court to uphold the role that race plays in college admission policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina. “Narrowly tailored admissions policies that recognize race as […]
Kansas reports tax revenue above expectations for 24th consecutive month
TOPEKA — Kansas brought in $127.6 million more in tax receipts than expected in July, for an estimated total of about $586 million collected. Gov. Laura Kelly touted the 24th consecutive month during which Kansas topped expectations as an example of the state’s economic successes. “That represents more money our state can use to continue […]
Biden tests positive for COVID-19 again in ‘rebound’ infection
WASHINGTON — The White House announced that President Joe Biden tested positive again for COVID-19 late Saturday morning in what his physician said represented “rebound” positivity. “The President has experienced no reemergence of symptoms, and continues to feel quite well,” his physician, Kevin C. O’Connor, said in a letter to press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre released […]
Moran implores U.S. Senate GOP colleagues to reverse course on burn pit bill
TOPEKA — U.S. Sens. Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall of Kansas split on a procedural motion leading to blockage of a bill expanding veterans’ eligibility for health care and benefits for medical conditions tied to burn pits and other toxins during military deployments. The Senate motion failed Wednesday when Marshall and more than two dozen […]
Biden tests negative for COVID, announces he’s back to in-person work
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden held a celebratory speech in the Rose Garden on Wednesday, marking his return to the Oval Office less than a week after testing positive for COVID-19. Biden used the event to encourage Americans to keep updated on their COVID-19 boosters, to test for the virus using the free rapid tests […]
KU research finds association between a state’s generosity with food benefits, child welfare
KU researchers report a link between a state's level of generosity with SNAP food assistance and propensity of kids to wind up in foster care.