KS gas utility won’t release invoices detailing winter prices, but some data is already available
Kansas’ largest natural gas utility has resisted releasing records about what suppliers charged it during the historic cold snap in February that saw prices rise by more than 200 times. But according to a new filing, it has already disclosed much of that information. In February, when temperatures in Kansas City plunged below 15 degrees […]
Kansas legislator navigates personal journey from hesitancy to acceptance of COVID-19 vaccine
Conservative state Rep. Steven Howe of Salina gets vaccinated for COVID-19 and urges other Kansans to help themselves and others by doing the same.
Evergy’s Kansas customers with solar panels will get refund for unconstitutional fees
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Evergy customers with solar panels on their homes will get refunds in the coming weeks for the unconstitutional charges the electric utility required them to pay. The Kansas Corporation Commission earlier this week approved an order modifying rates for Evergy’s customers on the Kansas side of the Kansas City metro, meant […]
AG candidates angling for traction with lights, sirens of law enforcement endorsements
Kansas' GOP candidates for attorney general banking on endorsements from law enforcement to kickstart campaigns.
Customers of Kansas’ largest natural gas utility could pay cold snap costs for 10 years
Customers of Kansas’ largest natural gas utility could be paying off costs from February’s deep freeze for the next 10 years, the company revealed Friday. The Kansas Gas Service, which serves more than 640,000 Kansas customers, filed plans with regulators to issue securitized bonds for approximately $390 million in extraordinary costs from the cold snap […]
Senate president says Kansans want freedom, not ‘Faucism’ on COVID-19 masking front
Prominent Kansas Republicans insist personal freedom trump public health mandates on masking as Delta variant of COVID-19 sweeps the state.
COVID-19 surge: Unvaccinated frustrate Sebelius, socialist ‘lunacy’ irritates Colyer
Former Democratic Gov. Sebelius ready to restrain unvaccinated, while former GOP Gov. Colyer refers to the notion as "crazy socialist idea."
Kansas officials honor 102-year-old World War II vet raising money for frontline health workers
World War II veteran, 102, visits Kansas Capitol to raise money to honor frontline workers in COVID-19 pandemic.
KDHE report affirms education, income, race and gender influence health risks
Kansas' latest statewide health survey affirms poor, minorities and undereducated most at risk for serious health challenges.
After February blackouts, energy companies gear up for high summer demand
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Even before summer officially began, parts of Kansas and Missouri saw the year’s first heat wave stress an electrical grid nearly consumed by a cold snap just a few months ago. Earlier this month, as air conditioners worked overtime to keep up with peak temperatures in the 90s, the Southwest Power […]
Influx of Texas, Oklahoma residents seeking an abortion drives up Kansas total in 2020
TOPEKA — A surge in out-of-state residents seeking abortions in Kansas last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic moved incidence of the procedure to a level comparable to 2012 and 2013 when Republican Gov. Sam Brownback was signing bills and championing regulations to curtail access to abortion. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly kept abortion clinics in Kansas […]
Kelly vetoes ‘junk’ health insurance bill, calls for Medicaid expansion
Gov. Laura Kelly vetoes bill she labeled "junk" health insurance and affirmed her commitment to passage of Medicaid expansion in Kansas.