U.S. Rep. Estes: Violent Trump supporters derail peaceful appeal for fair elections
Kansas Democrat Davids, Republican Estes denounce incursion at U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Trump.
Moran prepares to defy Trump, four Kansas GOP lawmakers in Electoral College drama
U.S. Sen. Moran opposes rejecting Electoral College votes delivering a win to Biden, while four Kansas GOP colleagues take the opposite view.
U.S. Rep. LaTurner vows to comply with term-limits pledge
Freshman U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner, Republican of Kansas, says he'll sponsor constiutional amendment limiting terms of members of Congress.
Four in Kansas’ congressional delegation joining Electoral College challenge on Trump’s behalf
Four of Kansas' six congressional delegation members are challenging the counting of Electoral College votes due to concern about anti-Trump fraud.
Blunting spread of COVID-19 in Kansas Capitol key to tackling stalled legislative agenda
TOPEKA — House Speaker Ron Ryckman praised technology upgrades and public health guidance Wednesday designed to deter spread of COVID-19 among lawmakers that threatens to delay action on abortion, tax and economic recovery measures in the upcoming session. The 2020 Kansas Legislature was derailed in March as the pandemic took hold, leaving frustrated legislators with […]
Racial equity commission calls on Kansas lawmakers to ban ‘no-knock’ warrants
TOPEKA — A commission tasked with examining race-related issues in Kansas is urging lawmakers to consider changes to police officer training, a ban on no-knock warrants and increased data collection by law enforcement. The governor’s Commission on Racial Equity and Justice first report included 60 recommendations requiring action from different levels of government. The report […]
Kansas nurse sees promise in Poor People’s Campaign meeting with Biden team
TOPEKA — Poverty in Kansas might look different from how it appears in other states, according to Mary Jane Shanklin, a member of National Nurses United who advocates for the needs of rural Kansans. Shanklin said poor people in rural Kansas are often ignored because they might not look like the mainstream definition of poverty. “There’s […]
Deaf Kansan files federal lawsuit to compel Legislature to accommodate people with hearing loss
An Olathe deaf man filed lawsuit to compel the Kansas Legislature to accommodate hard-of-hearing in online delivery of official activities at the Capitol.
AG Schmidt wades into Trump election feud, COVID-19 mandates in Kansas, ‘LA Law’ vibe
Kansas AG Derek Schmidt shares insight into Texas lawsuit on Trump election claims, dealing with COVID-19 boundaries and diversity of his job.
Sen. Tyson petitions President Trump for pardon of two Kansans caught in gun silencer case
A GOP state senator seeks a President Trump pardon for two Kansans convicted of felony crimes for selling and buying a firearm silencer.
Kansas law enforcement agencies operate with U.S. surplus firearms, armored vehicles, rocket launchers
ACLU of Kansas offers online data portal with information on voting, racial justice issues and surplus military weapons given to law enforcement agences.
New Kansas data set shows ICE targets thousands annually who committed no crime
TOPEKA — Thousands of people who are arrested or removed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement have no criminal conviction or just a minor traffic offense, according to records compiled into a new statewide data tool made available by the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas. Information sourced from the Syracuse TRAC system details the number […]