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Kansas Board of Education blocks Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan to delay...

The Kansas State Board of Education on Wednesday rejected Gov. Laura Kelly's executive order to delay the start of public and private school instruction...

State Finance Council complicit in cloaking financial terms of lawsuit settlements

State Finance Council, comprised of the Kansas governor and eight legislators, test transparency limits by avoiding public discussion of lawsuit settlements.

House sends bipartisan public lands bill to president’s desk

WASHINGTON — Major environmental legislation sailed through Congress Wednesday while the nation’s political leaders were stuck in intense negotiations over the contours of a...

Vaccine makers deny political pressure in race for safe, effective shot

Leaders of the companies working on some of the top candidates for COVID-19 vaccines predict they should have shots available by early 2021 but...

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts endorses Roger Marshall in GOP primary

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., endorses Congressman Roger Marshall in the GOP primary. Roberts' retirement set off a scramble for the seat.

Kansas attorney general outlines COVID-19 scams for U.S. Senate panel

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., chaired a Senate subcommittee hearing Tuesday on COVID-19 scams. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt shared testimony.

Kansas enforces nation’s most draconian penalty for unemployment ‘fraud’

Kansas has the toughest unemployment law in the nation — a five-year penalty — for any type of "fraud," which includes inadvertently taking extra cash.

Gov. Laura Kelly shields core government services as COVID-19 rocks Kansas...

TOPEKA — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly said the Kansas economy’s emergence from COVID-19 depends on sober responses to the public health nightmare, record unemployment...

I was on front lines, and sidelines, of pandemic coverage. Now,...

At the height of an unprecedented health crisis, I found myself on the sidelines. I knew somebody who knew somebody, and before I knew it, I had accepted an offer for my dream job — a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to launch a nonprofit news organization dedicated to serving the people of Kansas.

Kansas Board of Education to vote on Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan...

TOPEKA — The Kansas State Board of Education will sit in judgment Wednesday of Gov. Laura Kelly’s response to the uptick in coronavirus cases...

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