Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.
University of Kansas athletics administrator taking run at Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate
University of Kansas athletics administrator Paul Buskirk is seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, a seat held by Republican Jerry Moran.
Health professional coalition seeks passage of Kansas abortion constitutional amendment
Organizations backing anti-abortion amendment to Kansas Constitution formed a health professional coalition to campaign for passage of measure Aug. 2.
Wichita businessman, veteran launches Democratic campaign challenging U.S. Rep. Estes
Wichita businessman and veteran Bob Hernandez seeks Democratic Party's nomination for the 4th District congressional seat anchored by Sedgwick County.
Schmidt offers strategies for moderating threat of firearm violence in Kansas schools
Attorney General Derek Schmidt, a candidate for Kansas governor, offers proposals for improving security at schools to thwart violent assaults.
Despite approved school security funding, Kansas leaders grapple with gun threat
TOPEKA — The sunny Friday of Dec. 14, 2012, became one of the most horrifying days in U.S. history when a gunman opened fire at a Connecticut elementary school. Twenty-six people were killed, 20 of them children. “I remember going to pick up my own kids after Sandy Hook,” said Senate Minority Leader Dinah Sykes, […]
Sen. Dennis Pyle launching independent campaign for Kansas governor
Conservative state Sen. Dennis Pyle filed to be a 2022 candidate for governor in Kansas. The Hiawatha Republican has run twice for Congress.
Constitutional Freedom group opposing abortion amendment on Aug. 2 ballot in Kansas
Organizations, advocates on both sides of controversial abortion amendment to Kansas Constitution reaching out to voters ahead of Aug. 2 statewide vote.
Former Fort Hays State University president running for Kansas House seat
Edward Hammond, former president at Fort Hays State University, files as a Democrat for a seat in the Kansas House currently held by a Republican.
Candidates in Kansas races focused on schools, affordability and rural investments
TOPEKA — Candidates who have entered races ahead of the filing deadline plan to focus their campaigns on bringing attention to rural Kansas, free school lunches, affordable gas and getting Kansas “back on track.” Some rushed to make a last-minute filing at the Secretary of State’s Office on Wednesday, including Attorney General Derek Schmidt, who […]
Kansas voting advocates navigating new maps and law as registration deadline approaches
TOPEKA — Kansas voting advocacy organizations are grappling with what new congressional and legislative maps mean for registration efforts, while also navigating a new law that interferes with their work. The Kansas Supreme Court issued separate rulings last month declaring the congressional and legislative maps approved by the Republican-led Legislature complied with the state constitution. […]
Hey, Kansas Democrats: Your internal strife distracts activists when you can least afford it
The headline in the Kansas City Star was the kind that no political organization of any stripe wants to see: “ ’He was a bully.’ KS Dems director made toxic workplace, ex-employees say. Party stands by him.” Kansas Democratic Party executive director Ben Meers has been accused by four former employees of creating that aforementioned toxic […]
Kansas GOP governor candidate Derek Schmidt selects U.S. Senate staffer as running mate
Attorney General Derek Schmidt files as GOP candidate for governor, names McPherson staffer for U.S. Sen Marshall as running mate.