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KU faculty, students go on offense at Allen Fieldhouse to block...

University of Kansas faculty and students protest policy making it easier to dismiss employees amid budget challenges.

House bill would require Kansas drivers to stop for funeral processions

TOPEKA — Inspired by Patriot Guard motorcycle riders at his uncle’s funeral procession, a Kansas legislator wants drivers to yield to funeral motorcades. Sen. Jeff...

Child suicides on the rise in Kansas despite declining death rate

TOPEKA — Despite a declining lower death rate among Kansas children, an annual report indicates the state saw an almost 10% increase in the...

Kansas lawmakers consider ways to funnel public dollars into private schools

TOPEKA — Stuart J. Little bristled Tuesday as he listened to testimony in support of a dramatic expansion of a private school tax credit...

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...

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