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 economy
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 and inevitable declines in tax revenue. She said the answer wasn’t to recklessly throw open doors to business activity nor starve core state government services, such as education or transportation. That […]
Kansas Board of Education to vote on Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan to delay school opening
TOPEKA — The Kansas State Board of Education will sit in judgment Wednesday of Gov. Laura Kelly’s response to the uptick in coronavirus cases and deaths that features a delay in opening of public schools serving 500,000 students until early September. Kelly released text of the directive Monday calling for postponement of in-person instruction, athletic […]
The rent is coming due. Can Congress agree on a relief deal?
WASHINGTON — The nation’s political leaders returned to the capital Monday with their sights on a fifth — and perhaps final — round of coronavirus relief before the November elections. The stakes are high and the timetable is short: Three weeks remain before Congress is set to adjourn for its August recess — though House […]
Delayed U.S. 50 project breaks ground with promise of jobs
Gov. Laura Kelly and Kansas Department of Transportation secretary Julie Lorenz broke ground Monday on a long-delayed project to widen a one-mile area of U.S. Highway 50 to four lanes. The expansion, which will cover an area with heavy truck traffic near Emporia in Lyon County, was one of the delayed T-WORKS projects selected for […]
Masks optional at August primary, social distancing encouraged
Secretary of State Scott Schwab says Kansas voters will be allowed to vote without a mask during the Aug. 4 primary election. “Our priority has been, and continues to be, ensuring every Kansan has the opportunity to exercise their right to vote in the 2020 election,” Schwab said. Schwab’s guidance to county election officials, issued […]
Civil Rights hero John Lewis changed America making ‘good trouble’
Civil Rights icon and longtime Georgia Congressman John Lewis, who advocated for change through nonviolence, died late Friday night at the age of 80. The Atlanta Democrat was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer in late December. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed his death, saying the country had lost “one of the greatest heroes of […]