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Senate panel ready to sanction government entities for competing with private...

Senate committee crafts bill giving property tax rebate to businesses that compete with government entities for delivery of services or products.

Biden banks on offshore wind to help curb climate change

WASHINGTON — Two wind turbines, each as tall as the Washington Monument, stand sentinel 27 miles off the coast of Virginia, the nation’s first...

Kansas Legislature passes $20 billion spending blueprint for state, with no...

TOPEKA — A nearly $20 billion state budget is on its way to Gov. Laura Kelly’s desk after both the House and Senate passed it...

Kansas Senate Republicans strip majority leader of title in closed-door meeting

TOPEKA — Senate Republicans ousted Gene Suellentrop from his majority leader title in a secret meeting Friday after he refused to resign over his...

Kansas Senate bans transgender athletes from women’s sports, sends bill to...

TOPEKA — Kansas could lose hundreds of millions of tourism dollars should the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act become law. The controversial measure requires school-sponsored...

Blue-collar Topekan flies U.S. flag upside down to express distress with...

Topeka concrete worker Harold Green displays flags upside down to protest leadership of Democratic President Joe Biden and Gov. Laura Kelly.

Effort to redirect money from public to private schools stumbles in...

TOPEKA — An attempt to pass a "Frankenstein" education bill failed in the Senate late Thursday when Republicans realized they would need their disgraced...

Kansas high school students would face civics test, financial literacy course...

TOPEKA — Kansas students would have to pass a civics test and a financial literacy course to graduate as soon as 2024 under a...

Kansas Senate majority leader had 0.17 blood alcohol level in wrong-way...

TOPEKA — Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop reeked of alcohol, struggled to speak or walk, and threatened the Kansas Highway Patrol officer who stopped...

Kansas Senate welcomes teens to concealed-gun club, pulls trigger on NRA-backed...

The GOP-led Kansas Senate rallied behind bills placing an NRA gun safety curriculum in public schools and lowering the concealed-gun age limit to 18.

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