ACLU launches effort to inform Kansans with felony records of their voting rights
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 advocates plant seeds of new farm bill addressing needs of diverse agricultural economy
Kansas Farmers Union and Kansas Rural Center advocates looking for 2024 debate on farm bill emphasizing farm conservation, nutrition and equity.
Oscar-winning screenwriter salutes Army’s reckoning of injustice faced by WWI-era Black soldiers
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 Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer endorses Trump in 2024 Republican presidential campaign
Former Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer endorsed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump because the U.S. health system required urgent reform.
Lawrence Democrat Buskirk pivots to U.S. House bid in aftermath of run for Senate seat
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.
New COVID-19 variant spreads as Kansans travel for the holidays
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 […]
Israel and Hamas agree to temporary ceasefire, hostage release deal
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 […]
State funding set aside for Kansas River trash removal, high-risk dam repairs
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 […]
Kansas adopting new vehicle license plate design, jettisoning eroded embossed tags
Gov. Laura Kelly touted a new design for Kansas license plates saturated in wheat-colored yellow, and shared plan for eradicating older embossed tags.
Kansas clergy place faith in state legislators embracing ‘moral truth’ of Medicaid expansion
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
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
Kansas Supreme Court offers detail of "evil" cybersecurity attack on judicial branch by foreign operatives who threatened to post information to dark web.