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Kansas House bill suspends speedy-trial law to avoid freeing accused murderers,...

Kansas House passes bill suspending state law defining a speedy trial to keep judges from releasing accused murderers and rapists.

GOP senators eager to answer COVID-19 with explicit Kansas emergency management...

Kansas Senate committee takes carving knife to state emergency management law to more specifically limit a governor's authority in disasters.

Kansas transgender sports bill: Epitome of fair play? Or, brazenly unconstitutional?

TOPEKA — Former University of Kansas pole vaulter Callie Hicks offered assurances Tuesday that failure to impose a state law restricting transgender athletes to...

Lawrence activists not happy with D.A.’s inaction after campaigning on murder...

TOPEKA — The new Douglas County district attorney is under fire by local activists who say she campaigned on the pain of a man...

Kris Kobach takes aim at law prohibiting felons from possessing firearms

TOPEKA — Former Secretary of State Kris Kobach returned to the Capitol on Wednesday to seek backing for a bill allowing felons who have...

House committee considers ways to limit Kansas governor’s authority in elections,...

TOPEKA — A Kansas bill advanced favorably by the House committee overseeing elections aims to limit the authority of the governor to alter election...

Federal gold medal bill honors Black, all-female World War II battalion

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran renews quest to award Congressional Gold Medal to only Black, all-woman battalion to serve overseas in World War II.

Obscure history of Black lynchings in Kansas inspires activism against modern-day...

Activists say the history of Black lynching in Kansas serves as a point of departure for consideration of modern forms of racial injustice.

KDHE digging into vaccination reporting flaws to address ‘credibility’ issue

Kansas near the both among states in comfirmed COVID-19 vaccination rates, but KDHE pledges to fix IT issues creating reporting lag.

Kansas lawmakers consider license plates for military service, cancer research, educators,...

New, distinctive Kansas license plates could raise awareness, and in some cases money, for military service veterans, cancer research, educators and a historically Black...

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