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Stories with organization: Kansas state government
  • Crash kills 2 in western Kansas 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:40 pm
  • HAYS, Kansas - Two people have been killed in a two-vehicle crash in western Kansas.

  • Kansas high court opposes judicial budget 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 12:52 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court has criticized a judicial budget that ties funding to policy changes and was signed recently by Gov. Sam Brownback.

  • Former Kansas lawmaker killed in ultralight crash 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:58 pm
  • HILLSBORO, Kansas - A former six-term Kansas House member died Friday following an ultralight plane crash near his hometown, authorities said.

  • Kansas governor signs technical abortion changes 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:04 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed abortion legislation addressing legal issues raised in state and federal lawsuits filed by abortion providers.

  • Governor lets SE Kansas casino bill become law 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:07 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback is making it easier for the state to bring a casino to southeast Kansas, despite his personal qualms about expanding legalized gambling.

  • Kansas patrol led on 65-mile chase on interstate 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:35 pm
  • ABILENE, Kansas - The Kansas Highway Patrol says troopers were led on a 65-mile chase on the interstate before the driver was arrested.

  • 2 Oklahoma women die in Kansas Turnpike accident 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:28 am
  • WICHITA, Kansas - Two women from Oklahoma died when their car collided with a pickup truck driven by a man going the wrong way on the Kansas Turnpike.

  • Former Kansas social services chief Harder dies 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:05 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Robert C. Harder, a former Kansas legislator who helped create the agency that became the state Department for Children and Families, has died from a brain tumor, his family said. He was 84.

  • Praeger, Kansas groups urge health compact veto 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:47 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and several health care organizations urged Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday to veto legislation that would allow Kansas to join a multistate health care compact.

  • Kansas court furloughs possible under new budget 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:53 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - State court officials are unsure whether a Kansas budget approved this year by the Legislature will allow them to avoid furloughs for employees, while still providing additional funding for operations and a new document system.

  • Feds to probe hate crimes link in Kansas shootings 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:16 am
  • WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a Justice Department investigation Monday into whether federal hate crimes were committed in shootings at two Jewish facilities in Kansas that killed three people.

  • Analysis: Kansas poised to end K-12 teacher tenure 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 10:25 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is all but certain to resist pressure to veto a proposal that would end tenure for public school teachers, approved by the Legislature as part of a court-mandated education funding plan.

  • Topeka dad, daughter killed in crash 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 1:38 pm
  • BENNINGTON, Kansas - The Kansas Highway Patrol says a Topeka a man and his 18-year-old daughter have been killed in a head-on collision.

  • Kansas Supreme Court sets aside 'Hard 50' sentence 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:28 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court has reversed the "Hard 50" murder sentence of a Wichita man but refused to rule whether changes made by legislators to the law in 2013 can be applied.

  • Mo. Senate wants Kansas City to host Super Bowl 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:05 am
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A task force would be charged with trying to bring the Super Bowl to Kansas City under a resolution passed by the Missouri Senate.

  • Highway patrol 'Tweeting Troopers' post tips 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:01 pm
  • HUTCHINSON, Kansas - A group of seven Kansas Highway Patrol officers called the Tweeting Troopers is discovering the power of social media to spread information during storms, traffic obstructions or simply to post educational messages.

  • Kansas GOP leader defends plan on teacher tenure 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:17 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - A top Kansas Republican sought Wednesday to quell criticism of a proposal to eliminate tenure for public school teachers approved by the Legislature as part of a court-mandated school funding plan, suggesting the anti-tenure measure is not as harsh as portrayed.

  • Mo. House roll call on right to work legislation 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:25 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The 78-68 roll call Wednesday by which the Missouri House gave first-round approval to legislation that would prohibit labor contracts from requiring that all employees pay union fees as a condition of employment, regardless of whether workers are union members.

  • Mo. House roll call on transportation sales tax 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:53 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The 96-53 roll call Wednesday by which the Missouri House voted to send the Senate legislation that would, upon voter approval, impose a 1-cent sales tax increase for transportation funding.

  • Neb. water sustainability bill sent to final vote 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 8:55 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - A bill designed to prepare Nebraska for floods, water shortages and water quality problems was sent Tuesday to a final vote in the Legislature.

  • Kansas lawmakers OK tougher Medicaid fraud law 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:04 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is praising legislators for unanimously approving a measure to increase penalties for defrauding the state's Medicaid program.

  • Costs spurred Kansas school policy changes 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 5:28 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Public school teachers in Kansas likely will lose their legal protections against getting fired after legislators tacked that and other policy changes onto a court-mandated plan to boost aid for poor school districts.

  • Attorneys concerned about Kansas school package 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:16 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Lawyers for parents and school districts at the heart of the Kansas school funding battle have concerns about the plan approved by lawmakers to address a state Supreme Court ruling.

  • Man arrested after chase, standoff in Hutchinson 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 7:29 am
  • HUTCHINSON, Kansas - Police say a Hutchinson man is facing several charges after a car chase and standoff.

  • Kansas lawmakers back school funding, tenure plan 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 11:26 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Legislature on Sunday narrowly backed a plan that would boost funding to poor school districts while eliminating tenure for teachers.