- Supreme Court to hear capital cases roiling Kansas politics Updated: Oct-06-15 8:13 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider reinstating death sentences for two brothers convicted in the notorious slayings of four people in Kansas, capital cases that roiled the state's politics and have prompted calls to remake its judiciary.
- Records show lobbyists have spent $500K on Kansas lawmakers Updated: Oct-05-15 11:32 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Lobbyists have spent more than $500,000 on meals and entertainment for Kansas lawmakers this year, according to state data.
- Attorneys ask court to lift stay in school funding lawsuit Updated: Oct-03-15 3:01 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Attorneys representing Kansas school districts that are suing the state over inadequate funding have asked the Kansas Supreme Court to lift a stay on a lower court ruling and release state funds to public school districts.
- Kansas panel consider state response to EPA carbon rules Updated: Oct-01-15 2:38 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas lawmakers are grappling with the state's possible response to new federal rules aimed at reducing carbon emissions from power plants.
- Voters challenge Kansas citizenship rule, voter rolls change Updated: Sep-30-15 8:43 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Two young northeast Kansas residents filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to prevent the state from requiring them to document their U.S. citizenship and to keep election officials from removing their names and thousands of others from registration rolls.
- Kansas Democrats expected to pick veteran activist as leader Updated: Sep-30-15 8:01 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Democrats expect to pick a longtime Wichita-area activist as their new state chairman this weekend to concentrate on fundraising and boosting their numbers in the Legislature after the abrupt resignation of a leader who suggested rebranding the party.
- Experts to test section of US 69 near heavily mined area Updated: Sep-30-15 2:36 pm
BAXTER SPRINGS, Kansas - Scientists plan to conduct additional tests on a five-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 69 near the Oklahoma border to determine if it is safe for traffic.
- Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak at FHSU Updated: Sep-29-15 12:47 pm
HAYS, Kansas - Former U.S. health and human services secretary Kathleen Sebelius is participating in a lecture series named after her late father-in-law.
- Kansas lawmakers seek data on school board members Updated: Sep-29-15 12:25 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A Legislative committee is trying to find out what would happen if spouses or relatives of school employees aren't allowed to serve on school boards.
- California man sentenced for driving load of heroin to KC Updated: Sep-28-15 4:43 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kansas - A California man who was being paid to drive drugs to Kansas City has been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison without parole.
- 2 men killed, 1 unharmed in single-vehicle crash Updated: Sep-26-15 5:36 pm
NORTONVILLE, Kansas - Two men are dead and one escaped injury in a one-car crash Saturday morning in northeast Kansas.
- Supreme Court: Intoxication no excuse for shooting at police Updated: Sep-26-15 4:17 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned an appeals court decision and ruled that getting drunk and taking prescription medications is no excuse for firing a shot at deputies.
- 'Improvised explosive devices' blamed in blast that hurt boy Updated: Sep-22-15 4:38 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Newly released court records say a Topeka car explosion that severely injured a 4-year-old boy also peeled back the vehicle's metal roof.
- Shawnee Mission intervention in school funding case rejected Updated: Sep-22-15 12:39 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court will not allow the Shawnee Mission School District to intervene in a lawsuit filed against the state by four other school districts over school funding.
- Board of Regents prioritizes KU science in budget request Updated: Sep-18-15 5:33 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Board of Regents approved its budget request for the next legislative session on Thursday, placing at the top of its list of priorities a request for state lawmakers to provide more than $10 million in funding to build new science facilities at the University of Kansas.
- Kansas lawmakers considering bids from efficiency experts Updated: Sep-18-15 3:51 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A panel of Kansas lawmakers is seeking a consulting firm that can identify significant saving opportunities in the state budget.
- Ohio governor first presidential candidate in Kansas caucus Updated: Sep-17-15 4:28 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas GOP officials say Ohio Gov. John Kasich is the first presidential candidate to file for the party's caucus.
- Kansas high court hears case of ex-deputy who killed wife Updated: Sep-17-15 3:35 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court heard arguments but took no immediate action Thursday on the appeal from a former Sedgwick County sheriff's deputy serving a life sentence for killing his wife weeks after she filed for divorce, then setting fire to the family's home to destroy evidence as their two young sons slept down the hall.
- Prosecutor asks court to examine Wichita pot measure Updated: Sep-17-15 3:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A top Kansas prosecutor on Thursday asked the state's Supreme Court to look past flaws in the petition process that led to a Wichita marijuana ordinance and focus instead on whether the city has the right to craft its own pot laws.
- Kansas lawmakers to consider Medicaid expansion Updated: Sep-16-15 5:15 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A Kansas Senate leader has indicated Republicans may consider looking at a form of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act amid the looming closure of a hospital in southeast Kansas.
- Recent Kansas Editorials Updated: Sep-15-15 5:09 pm
The Wichita Eagle, Sept. 8
- Authorities identify victim in fatal traffic accident Updated: Sep-14-15 1:10 pm
SALINA, Kansas - The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal traffic accident south of Salina.
- Kansas Senate leader's top aide leaving for corporate job Updated: Sep-11-15 5:01 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle's top aide is leaving to take a new job managing an electric transmission company's lobbying efforts.
- Kansas legislators keep eye on new judicial budget lawsuit Updated: Sep-10-15 4:40 pm
LAWRENCE, Kansas - Several Kansas lawmakers say they're keeping an eye on the outcome of a new lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of a state law that deals with financing for the court system.