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Kansas Senate bans transgender athletes from women’s sports, sends bill to...

TOPEKA — Kansas could lose hundreds of millions of tourism dollars should the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act become law. The controversial measure requires school-sponsored...

Kansas Senate welcomes teens to concealed-gun club, pulls trigger on NRA-backed...

The GOP-led Kansas Senate rallied behind bills placing an NRA gun safety curriculum in public schools and lowering the concealed-gun age limit to 18.

Kansas House passes revived effort to ban transgender athletes from women’s...

TOPEKA — In an impassioned speech late Thursday, Rep. Brandon Woodard called on Kansas House colleagues to reject the notion a bill banning transgender...

Kobach meets with Pennsylvania Republicans to talk election, immigration policy

Pennsylvania Republican legislators met with a controversial, Trump-aligned former Kansas elected official on Tuesday night to discuss model legislation on election policy, among other...

Political wonks offer early analysis of off-and-running Kansas governor’s race

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly faces challenges in her 2022 re-election campaign, but GOP rivals Derek Schmidt and Jeff Colyer are no shoo-in.

42 years ago, Easter in Kansas was rocked by a ‘riot’

Nestled in a triangle formed by Broadway and Pawnee along the east bank of the Arkansas River, Herman Hill Park in spring is an...

New unit launched at Interior to investigate missing and murdered Indigenous...

The U.S. Department of the Interior is creating a new unit to lead and help coordinate investigations into the ongoing crisis of murdered and...

As GOP shifts strategy from election lawsuits to laws, voting rights...

As Republican-led legislatures continue a systematic push to pass laws they say are aimed at ratcheting up election security, voting rights advocates worry the...

We can’t call Kansas welcoming and entertain anti-trans laws

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives...

Kansas GOP-controlled legislative council spikes Kelly’s refreshed mask mandate

Kansas Senate president considers Gov. Kelly's reissuance of mask mandate an April Fool's joke; Legislature intends to spike her order.

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