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Kansas public defender not convinced of need for blanket suspension of...

A Kansas defense lawyer is frustrated by suspension of speedy-trial law, while the state's attorney general expects a flood of lawsuits on that point.

GOP legislators irritated by dominance of urban lawmakers on State Finance...

Rural Kansas legislators are objecting to dominance of a House, Senate leadership council by lawmakers from urban counties.

Pandemic puts nearly $100 million squeeze on Kansas casino, lottery revenue

COVID-19 forced closure of Kansas' four casinos and weakened lottery ticket sales, lowering revenue by early $100 million in fiscal year ending June 30.

Kansas agencies mailing 277,000 voter registration applications

TOPEKA — Hundreds of thousands of people across the state have already or will soon receive a voter registration application in the mail as...

KDHE shifting gears on public report of site-specific COVID-19 clusters in...

KDHE is altering metrics used to place COVID-19 outbreaks on a weekly list of site-specific clusters in Kansas.

Gov. Laura Kelly says Kansas failed in make or break moment...

TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday expressed alarm at rapidly worsening COVID-19 numbers in Kansas and blamed Republican legislative leaders for standing in...

Disabled, elderly advocates eager for KDHE reporting of site-specific COVID-19 outbreaks

Advocates of elderly and disabled people in Kansas are urging KDHE to resume facility-specific reporting on spread of COVID-19 infection.

Two Kansas lawmakers walking long road to legalizing medicinal marijuana

Kansas legislators David Haley and Gail Finney are optimistic the 2021 Legislature can advance a bill legalizing medical marijuana.

Unemployment rate in Kansas declines to 6.9% in August

The COVID-19 influenced unemployment rate in Kansas fell to 6.9% in August, a drop of 0.3%. It's still well above the 3.1% rate in August 2019.

Restrictions ‘depressing as hell’ for gameday business at Lawrence bars

On the first game day of the 2020 season for the University of Kansas football team, bars and restaurants across town had empty seats...

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