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Kansas House committee opts against formal consequences for maligned representative

TOPEKA — Members of a House special committee charged with investigating a complaint filed against Rep. Aaron Coleman decided Friday to dismiss the case...

Moran, Marshall support bill to restart Keystone XL pipeline project

U.S. Sens. Moran and Marshall of Kansas want to reverse President Biden's decision to block construction of Keystone XL pipeline.

Kansas House votes to put abortion amendment on statewide ballot

TOPEKA — The Kansas House on Friday approved a constitutional amendment declaring women have no right to an abortion, setting up a vote in...

Buttigieg puts greenhouse gas reduction at center of Biden transportation policy

WASHINGTON — Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg offered an unapologetic defense of President Joe Biden’s vision for improved transportation and greenhouse gas...

Biden orders tougher mask rules as part of overhauled COVID-19 strategy

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s first policy focus after being sworn in? Overhauling the disjointed federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which claimed another...

Senate rejects governor’s nominee for Kansas Court of Appeals for a...

TOPEKA — The Kansas Senate again Thursday rejected the appointment of Carl Folsom, the nominee of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly, for a vacancy on...

Gov. Kelly welcomes Biden administration’s urgency on vaccines

Gov. Laura Kelly welcomes the Biden administration's focus on COVID-19 vaccine production to counter the virus in Kansas.

House rejects attempt by Democrats to install COVID-19 precautions for Kansas...

TOPEKA — Rep. Boog Highberger took his jacket off before addressing colleagues Thursday on the House floor. "Don't we have any rules around here?" he...

KCC, oil and gas associations push bill to accelerate plugging abandoned...

TOPEKA — Legislation heard Wednesday would clarify legal responsibility and make it easier to fund plugging thousands of abandoned gas and oil wells across...

Cancer-stricken Sedgwick County election commissioner forced out for violating IT policy

Secretary of State Schwab defends decision to oust Sedgwick County election commissioner for violating voter database security protocol.

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