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Kansas Democrats push to end harmful narrative of Columbus Day

TOPEKA — American Indian legislators spoke Tuesday in support of a bill that aims to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day in Kansas. The...

Kansas legislators weigh bills increasing penalties for stalking minors, sexual extortion

TOPEKA — Kristyn Antonucci was disturbed when her eldest daughter told her that an elementary school teacher was taking explicit photos of her. She was...

Kansas Board of Regents endorse policy to speed university staff, tenured...

The Kansas Board of Regents will consider a 1-year policy making it easier to dismiss employees, including tenured faculty, amid a budget crisis.

Bills would raise legislators’ salaries, increase school employees’ contributions to KPERS

TOPEKA — State Rep. Ron Highland, R-Wamego, has seen several younger legislators leave Kansas for better-paying pastures since he was elected to the Legislature. Highland...

Senate president: GOP won’t accept folly of governor’s regime of ‘mandates,...

Kansas Senate President Masterson says freedom must prevail in battle with Gov. Kelly on abortion, taxes and COVID-19.

Governor asks Kansans to ‘rise together’ to meet challenges of pandemic,...

TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly told Kansans in her State of the State address Tuesday they are being tested like never before — by...

New acting Kansas securities commissioner tied to $2.3M Reading Roadmap scandal

Kansas' new securities commissioner had oversight of a state contract to help kids with reading while a secret audit questioned spending by the contractor.

Gov. Kelly gears up for challenging re-election campaign in 2022: ‘I’m...

Democrat Laura Kelly is seeking re-election as Kansas governor in 2022, but awaits a GOP field likely to feature GOP Attorney General Derek Schmidt.

Kansas delegation discovers bipartisan spirit to help pass $900 billion COVID-19...

Five Republicans and lone Democrat in Kansas congressional delegation vote to send $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill to President Trump.

Kansas Board of Regents embraces goal of linking spring break for...

TOPEKA — The Kansas Board of Regents wants to align spring break at the six public universities as part of a broader plan to...

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