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ACLU launches effort to inform Kansans with felony records of their voting rights

BY: - November 27, 2023

TOPEKA — A leading Kansas civil rights organization says an estimated 30,000 people living in the state should be informed they have the right to vote. The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas launched a campaign to reach out to Kansans with felony records and encourage them to register to vote and to participate in […]

Kansas Rural Center policy analyst Paul Johnson

Kansas advocates plant seeds of new farm bill addressing needs of diverse agricultural economy

BY: - November 27, 2023

Kansas Farmers Union and Kansas Rural Center advocates looking for 2024 debate on farm bill emphasizing farm conservation, nutrition and equity.

Oscar-winning screenwriter Kevin Willmott, center, discusses the film "No Place Like Home" with author C.J. Janovy and Kansas Public Radio producer Kaye McIntyre. Willmott directed "The 24th," which chronicled the role of Black soldiers in the U.S. Army who were courts-martialed for taking part in Houston race riots. The U.S. Army reversed the convictions in mid-November. (Jill Hummels/For the Kansas Reflector)

Oscar-winning screenwriter salutes Army’s reckoning of injustice faced by WWI-era Black soldiers

BY: - November 26, 2023

Oscar winner and KU professor Kevin Willmott welcomed the Army's reversal of courts martial of 110 Black soldiers involved in Houston race riots in 1917.

Former Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer, left, chats with former Democratic Kathleen Sebelius in January at the Capitol. Colyer says he endorsed former President Donald Trump's campaign for the GOP nomination because Trump would improve the U.S. health care system. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

Former Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer endorses Trump in 2024 Republican presidential campaign

BY: - November 25, 2023

Former Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer endorsed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump because the U.S. health system required urgent reform.

Paul Buskirk, an athletics administrator at the University of Kansas, is seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in the August primary. He's competing against five other Democrats. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Lawrence Democrat Buskirk pivots to U.S. House bid in aftermath of run for Senate seat

BY: - November 24, 2023

Lawrence Democrat Paul Buskirk said he would seek the party's 2024 nomination for U.S. House in the 1st District, a seat held by GOP Rep. Tracey Mann.

University of Kansas health System pediatrics are already seeing a high demand for COVID-19 vaccinations now that the FDA has granted emergency use authorization for children as young as six months. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

New COVID-19 variant spreads as Kansans travel for the holidays

BY: - November 24, 2023

TOPEKA — Health officials warn travelers to watch out for a highly contagious new COVID-19 variant when making plans this month.  During a Tuesday update on COVID-19 cases, the University of Kansas Health System reported treating 24 COVID-19 patients this week. Dana Hawkinson, director of infection prevention and control at the system, said the slight […]

Trucks carrying aid await an opportunity to enter Gaza via the Rafah crossing on November 22, 2023 in Arish, Egypt.

Israel and Hamas agree to temporary ceasefire, hostage release deal

BY: - November 22, 2023

WASHINGTON — Israel and Hamas have reached a deal for a short-term humanitarian ceasefire that will allow the release of some hostages and increase humanitarian aid into the besieged Gaza Strip, U.S. officials said late Tuesday. President Joe Biden praised the agreement to release 50 of the approximately 240 hostages taken by Hamas during the […]

A flock of green-winged teal settle on the marsh at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.

State funding set aside for Kansas River trash removal, high-risk dam repairs

BY: - November 22, 2023

TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Agriculture gives a dam.  The department has been allocated $10 million in funding for several state water projects, including dam rehabilitation and repair and irrigation technology improvements. About $7 million of the funding will go toward projects in eastern Stafford County, where the Rattlesnake Creek and Quivira National Wildlife […]

Gov. Laura Kelly touted a new design for Kansas license plates saturated in wheat-colored yellow and announced the plan for eradicating older. peeling embossed tags during 2024. (Kansas Reflector screen capture from Kansas Department of Revenue image)

Kansas adopting new vehicle license plate design, jettisoning eroded embossed tags

BY: - November 22, 2023

Gov. Laura Kelly touted a new design for Kansas license plates saturated in wheat-colored yellow, and shared plan for eradicating older embossed tags.

Rev. Bobby Love Sr., left, senior pastor of Second Baptist Church of Olathe, and Monsignor Stuart Swetland, president of the private Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kansas, and pastor of Our Lady and Saint Rose Catholic Church, urged the Kansas Legislature to deliver health care services to about 150,000 working poor in Kansas by expanding eligiblity for Medicaid. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Kansas clergy place faith in state legislators embracing ‘moral truth’ of Medicaid expansion

BY: - November 22, 2023

Gov. Laura Kelly draws together clergy to consider religious, moral arguments for broadening access in Kansas to health care through Medicaid expansion.

Central Kansas electric bills will increase following approval of Evergy rate hike

BY: - November 21, 2023

TOPEKA — State regulators approved a utility rate change that will decrease electric rates for Kansas City customers and push up prices for other customers in the state after a long tug of war between proposed corporation price hikes and commission staff estimates over fair prices. During a Tuesday meeting, the three-member Kansas Corporation Commission […]

Kansas court officials confirm details of ‘evil, criminal’ international cyberattack

BY: - November 21, 2023

Kansas Supreme Court offers detail of "evil" cybersecurity attack on judicial branch by foreign operatives who threatened to post information to dark web.