- Kansas Senate vice president won't seek re-election Updated: May-05-16 4:37 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A top Republican in the Kansas Senate announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election, partly in response to his colleagues' unwillingness to address the state's budget problems.
- Planned Parenthood sues Kansas for ending Medicaid funds Updated: May-04-16 7:41 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Two Planned Parenthood affiliates filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday over a decision by Kansas to cut off Medicaid reimbursements to the abortion provider that was largely based on allegations lodged against its affiliates in other states.
- Investigator: Truck's brake not set before damaging track Updated: May-04-16 7:10 pm
- Top Kansas Republicans say they'll back Trump; some won't Updated: May-04-16 6:06 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Top Republicans in Kansas reiterated their promises Wednesday to support Donald Trump as the party's presidential candidate, and the state GOP's chairman predicted that opponents of the brash billionaire will "come home" in November.
- Woman, child die in northeast Kansas crash Updated: May-04-16 8:53 am
OTTAWA, Kansas - Authorities say a woman and a boy have died in a crash on Interstate 35 in northeast Kansas.
- University of Kansas class unveils new sustainable house Updated: May-03-16 4:08 pm
LAWRENCE, Kansas - University of Kansas architecture graduate students are completing final touches on a newly constructed sustainable house in east Lawrence.
- Recent Kansas Editorials Updated: May-03-16 10:20 am
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- Kansas legislators approve plan for balancing state budget Updated: May-02-16 5:43 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators have approved a plan to dump most of the work of balancing the state's budget on Republican Gov. Sam Brownback while telling him he can't cut aid to public schools.
- Kansas lawmakers OK abortion bills, limits on local power Updated: May-02-16 4:54 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators tackled issues that included abortion and preventing cities and counties from regulating artery-clogging restaurant meals or sugary snacks as they worked on balancing the state's next budget.
- Lawmakers approve 'step therapy' and welfare reform bill Updated: May-02-16 12:17 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators approved a health and public welfare bill Monday that would reduce prescription drug costs within the state's Medicaid program and make changes to eligibility for public assistance.
- The Latest: Kansas legislators adjourned until June 1 Updated: May-02-16 5:21 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Latest on the Kansas Legislature (all times local):
- Kansas officials begin redistricting process for 2022 Updated: May-01-16 12:27 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Six years before it has to be done, state and federal officials are already talking about redistricting of congressional and legislative districts in Kansas.
- Kansas House approves changes in judicial selection process Updated: May-01-16 1:42 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - A proposal approved in the Kansas House would give the secretary of state a role in how the nine-member commission that names three finalists for each high court vacancy elects its members.
- Kansas appeals court: Evidence stands despite defunct law Updated: Apr-30-16 1:32 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Court of Appeals has ruled that a man could be convicted of driving under the influence using evidence obtained under a defunct law.
- Kansas measure could reduce marijuana penalties Updated: Apr-29-16 5:48 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas House approved a crime bill that would reduce penalties for first and second-time possession of marijuana while increasing criminalization of burglary.
- Unexpected friendship forms in Kansas City hospice Updated: Apr-29-16 2:23 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Jen Moss took to Jody Wooton from the first moments they met.
- Bill would reinstate income taxes on some Kansas businesses Updated: Apr-28-16 4:31 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Three Republican senators have proposed a bill that would reinstate income taxes for more than 330,000 Kansas business owners and farmers in a way to help address the state's budget problems.
- Graham urges Christian to Vote in Kansas Updated: Apr-28-16 3:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The son of the Rev. Billy Graham is urging Christians in Kansas to vote for other Christians who resist secularism.
- Kansas House OKs bill cracking down on turnpike scofflaws Updated: Apr-28-16 3:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas House has signed off on legislation meant to crack down on people who purposely ignore paying tolls on the state's turnpike.
- Kansas legislative negotiators broker open-records changes Updated: Apr-28-16 2:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Negotiators with the Kansas House and Senate have reached a deal on a package of open-records reforms, setting it up for final votes in the state Legislature.
- Governor says Kansas pulling out of refugee funding program Updated: Apr-26-16 5:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas is withdrawing from the federal government's refugee resettlement program over safety concerns, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Tuesday after taking what could be a largely symbolic action to show displeasure with President Barack Obama's administration.
- Kansas lawmakers reject audit for same-sex discrimination Updated: Apr-26-16 5:17 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas lawmakers have again refused to audit the Department of Children and Families to determine if the agency discriminates against same-sex couples in adoption or foster care cases.
- Kansas to delay consolidation of home services for disabled Updated: Apr-26-16 1:51 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas is delaying a planned consolidation of seven programs providing in-home services for the elderly and disabled until spring 2017.
- Delaying highway projects have some in Kansas worried Updated: Apr-25-16 6:35 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Congested or treacherous roads could become more so under the Kansas Department of Transportation's recent announcement that 25 large, already-scheduled highway projects will be delayed for over the next two years.
- Attorney general opinion casts doubt on Wichita slots Updated: Apr-24-16 4:27 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Legislation that would permit Sedgwick County residents to cast another vote on whether to allow slot machines at the Wichita Greyhound Park would breach the Kansas Lottery's contract with the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, according to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.