Kansas Democrat Mark Holland not interested in being footnote to history in U.S. Senate race
Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Mark Holland wants to change arc of Kansas political history with straight talk on health care, election fraud and abortion.
Kansas board rejects petition of Johnson County man seeking to join U.S. Senate field
A state board rejects Johnson County resident's plea to be added to Kansas ballots in November as an independent candidate for U.S. Senate.
Kansas recount affirms early trend: Johnson narrowly defeats Tyson in GOP treasurer’s race
GOP state Rep. Steven Johnson, who prevailed in a close primary with Sen. Caryn Tyson, turns attention November showdown with Democrat Lynn Rogers.
Kansas’ independent governor candidate conveys frustration with ballot petition review process
Sen. Dennis Pyle frustrated by pace of secretary of state's review of petition signatures in bid to be on November ballot as independent governor candidate.
Schmidt proposes construction of four-lane highway linking Pittsburg to Garden City, Liberal
GOP gubernatorial candidate Derek Schmidt proposes four-lane highway from southeast to southwest Kansas to spur economic development.
Kansas anti-abortion activists secure $119K for nine-county recount on abortion amendment
Anti-abortion activists disappointed with failure of a Kansas constitutional amendment secure $119,000 to pay for nine-county recount.
Tyson scales back recount request in GOP race for Kansas treasurer
TOPEKA — State Sen. Caryn Tyson on Monday dramatically scaled back her request to recount votes for the GOP nomination for state treasurer, targeting just six counties for a review of ballots by hand. State Rep. Steven Johnson led Tyson by 452 votes as of 5 p.m. Monday with 102 out of 105 counties having […]
Schmidt’s campaign pivots to denounce governor’s record on Kansas public education
GOP gubernatorial candidate Derek Schmidt says K-12 students suffered academically and with mental health issues under Gov. Laura Kelly's leadership.
Amid partisan strife in Kansas, the art of (avoiding) war
The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Emily Rude teaches biology at Bethany College in Lindsborg. This summer, as civil war looms ever closer, I’ve begun to take seriously that old adage from […]
Kansas woman says effort to recount abortion vote depends on ‘God moving in people’s lives’
TOPEKA — Melissa Leavitt says her ability to raise money to pay for a statewide hand recount of votes on the constitutional amendment on abortion rights will “have a lot to do with God moving in people’s lives.” Leavitt ordered the recount before the 5 p.m. Friday deadline after launching an online fundraiser. By Saturday […]
Schmidt campaign kicks hole in Kelly’s narrative of full Kansas job recovery from COVID-19
GOP gubernatorial candidate Derek Schmidt challenged Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's assertion Kansas regained 157,000 jobs lost to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Elaborate lies spread through Kansas, U.S., can’t be dismissed as ‘conspiracy theories’
Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Eric Thomas directs the Kansas Scholastic Press Association and teaches visual journalism and photojournalism at the University of Kansas. Journalists have a problem with “conspiracy theories.” I put the […]