Courts and Crime

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.

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...

Topeka therapist charged with having sex with child in state care

TOPEKA — A Topeka mental health professional faces charges of having sexual relations with a patient in state care who was younger than 16. Julie...

Kansas attorneys, students anxious about taking bar exam during pandemic

Law school graduates and practicing attorneys raise questions about propriety of hosting a bar exam for more than 100 people at the University of Kansas.

Norton inmate tests positive for COVID-19

Kansas Department of Corrections secretary Jeff Zmuda on Thursday said an inmate at the state-run prison in Norton had tested positive for COVID-19, bringing...

Inquiries clear Kansas Highway Patrol superintendent of wrongdoing

TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday expressed unqualified support for the superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol following completion of internal and external...

Victims: 15 years in prison not enough for architect of Kaufman House terror

Victims of former Kansas social worker Arlan Kaufman's abuse of mentally ill adults persuaded a judge to deny him early release from prison.

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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