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Stories with person: Derek Schmidt
  • Kobach urges tough Kansas bill on prairie chickens 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 8:16 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Secretary of State Kris Kobach pushed Kansas legislators Wednesday for an aggressive response to the U.S. government's designation of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species, criticizing a committee for rejecting proposals to punish federal employees attempting to manage the bird's population.

  • Kansas school funding solution proves elusive 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 11:49 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - It would seem a simple task. Write a check for $129 million and satisfy a Kansas Supreme Court ruling regarding the constitutionality of school funding.

  • Kansas governor decries prairie chicken decision 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 6:16 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback criticized the federal government's decision to add the lesser prairie chicken to its list of threatened species Thursday as an "overreach," and a spokeswoman said his office is considering a lawsuit.

  • Kansas lawmakers approve expansion of no-call law 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 7:11 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators have given final approval to a bill adding cellphone numbers to the state's no-call law for telephone solicitors.