Gov. Laura Kelly to replace departing chief counsel with labor lawyer
Gov. Laura Kelly selects state labor department attorney to be the Democratic administration's new chief counsel.
Location, other details released for Kansas redistricting town halls
TOPEKA — Kansas legislative staff released details Wednesday about how to participate in upcoming public meetings on redistricting. Lawmakers are gathering input before redrawing congressional and legislative boundaries in the upcoming session, and plan to listen by live video feeds to public comments from four virtual town halls. GOP leaders previously announced they would hold […]
U.S. House to vote to censure Gosar, strip him of committee assignment
The U.S. House is expected to vote Wednesday on a resolution to censure U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, an Arizona Republican, and remove him from the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The vote is a rebuke of Gosar for a video he posted to social media last week. The video manipulated an anime sequence to depict […]
Boot Hill Casino, DraftKings set groundwork for sports wagering
Boot Hill Casino in Dodge City is working with DraftKings in anticipation the Kansas Legislature could finally approve sports gaming in 2022.
Autopsy huckster without Kansas medical credentials guilty of six offenses
Kansan guilty of six criminal offenses tied to illegal autopsies participated in 2014 review of evidence in shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
Anti-masker’s profane outburst targeting Kansas Reflector editor restored to video recording
An anti-masker’s profane outburst targeting Kansas Reflector editor Sherman Smith is now posted online after initially being edited out of a video of a Kansas legislative committee meeting, prompting concerns about the Legislature’s transparency. Justin Spiehs, who referred to himself as a doctor, appeared before the Leigslature’s Special Committee on Government Overreach and the Impact […]
Seven of 10 Kansas school board candidates backed by 1776 PAC win
TOPEKA — Seven of 10 local school board candidates in eastern Kansas won election Tuesday after endorsed by a political action committee fearful an academic curriculum referred to as critical race theory could be introduced in the state’s classrooms. Preliminary counts showed candidates backed by the 1776 Project PAC performed well in the Olathe, Lansing […]
House members, domestic violence organization pressure Coleman to resign
State domestic violence organization, six Kansas House members call for resignation of Rep. Aaron Coleman, who was charged with domestic battery.
Kansas’ tax collections in October soar $100 million above projections
Kansas tax revenue from October surges $100 million above the monthly projection, but Gov. Laura Kelly advises fiscal restraint by legislators.
Former Ellsworth County water plant worker charged with tampering
Federal prosecutors say former Ellsworth County water plant employee who remotely shut down system in 2019 pleaded guilty to computer tampering.
Attorney general seeks abortion appeal delay until after constitutional amendment vote
Attorney General Derek Schmidt asks Supreme Court to put on hold his appeal in abortion case until Kansans voter on constitutional amendment in August.
Committee endorses installation of Gold Star family memorial at Kansas Capitol
Kansas takes step closer to installing memorial to Gold Star families on Capitol grounds at behest of last surviving WWII Medal of Honor recipient.