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GOP senators rip state health agency on COVID-19 contact tracing, question...

State Sens. Caryn Tyson and Gene Suellentrop take issue with KDHE's approach to contact tracing and death totals in COVID-19 pandemic.

As feds turn attention to protests, Native Americans cope with unchecked...

Native American activists say violence against indigenous people is being overlooked by federal authorities who are more interested in a politically charged crackdown on...

Kansas attorney general asks feds to ease driver’s license reinstatment

Attorney General Derek Schmidt endorses federal reform to reduce impediments to renewal of a driver's license not tied to motorist safety issues.

Kansas voters pivot to advance by-mail voting amid COVID-19

TOPEKA — Six times the number of advance by-mail ballots have been returned to local election offices in Kansas compared to the 2016 and...

Judge dismisses Democrats’ voting lawsuit against SOS Scott Schwab

Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab says Democrats and the ACLU should stop filing frivolous elections lawsuits that waste taxpayer dollars.

Get in ‘good trouble’: John Lewis’ words ring out in Capitol...

WASHINGTON — The immortal words of the late civil rights leader John Lewis rang out from the U.S. Capitol on Monday during a private...

Their banners got them banned from the Statehouse. Then they changed...

When Jonathan Cole unfurled a 24-foot banner in the rotunda of the Kansas Statehouse calling for the expansion of Medicaid, he didn’t expect to...

Kansas Commission on Racial Equity and Justice turns focus to community...

Wichita police Chief Gordon Ramsay says throughout his career in law enforcement he has noticed, and often been told of, the need to address...

State Finance Council complicit in cloaking financial terms of lawsuit settlements

State Finance Council, comprised of the Kansas governor and eight legislators, test transparency limits by avoiding public discussion of lawsuit settlements.

Kansas activist, attorneys say police reform needs transparency

When Ursula Minor, president of the Lawrence branch of the NAACP, sat down with a former member of the Lawrence Police Department, she was...

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