- Judge, state differ on judicial selection in Kansas Updated: Nov-27-15 11:50 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - A new law changing how judges are selected in Kansas is unconstitutional, according to recent court filings by attorneys for a Kansas judge contesting the law.
- Pittsburg State exchanges land with city Updated: Nov-27-15 10:35 am
PITTSBURG, Kansas - Pittsburg State University and the City of Pittsburg have formalized a deal to exchange about 100 acres of land.
- Kansas urges high court to look at judiciary in other states Updated: Nov-25-15 6:16 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The attorney general's office wants the Kansas Supreme Court to look at how the judiciary in surrounding states works when it decides the validity of a law stripping the high court of its power to appoint chief judges.
- Highway Patrol: Bus driver to blame for wreck near Hiawatha Updated: Nov-25-15 8:08 am
HIAWATHA, Kansas - The Kansas Highway Patrol says a school bus driver is to blame for a wreck that injured more than 20 students last week.
- Kansas urges court to let governor, lawmakers decide funding Updated: Nov-24-15 5:59 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - State attorneys urged the Kansas Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow the governor and lawmakers to decide whether schools were getting enough money, not a small number of school districts challenging in the courts a new school-funding law.
- Rubio joins field for spot in Kansas Republican caucus Updated: Nov-23-15 6:38 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Sen. Marco Rubio has filed for the Kansas Republican President caucus, making him the sixth presidential contender to file in the state.
- Kansas girl, 8, dies when car she was driving crashes Updated: Nov-23-15 8:35 am
TROY, Kansas - Authorities say an 8-year-old northeast Kansas girl has died after the car she was driving ran off a roadway and down an embankment.
- United Methodists, Catholic leaders support Syrian refugees Updated: Nov-20-15 6:47 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The United Methodist Church in Kansas and Nebraska says 35 congregations are willing to sponsor at least one Syrian refugee family, while leaders of the Catholic church in Kansas urged compassion for the refugees and criticized elected officials who are using the issue for political gain.
- 3 top prosecutors: Don't send us Guantanamo detainees Updated: Nov-18-15 3:42 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Top prosecutors in three states being assessed as potential future homes for Guantanamo Bay detainees implored the Obama administration on Wednesday not to send the prisoners to their states.
- Kansas panel considers whether gays should be foster parents Updated: Nov-17-15 4:16 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A Kansas legislative committee's chairman raised questions Tuesday about whether gays and lesbians should be allowed to serve as foster parents for abused and neglected children.
- Drug courier who fled from patrolman sentenced to 47 months Updated: Nov-17-15 5:01 am
KANSAS CITY, Kansas - A Missouri man who was clocked at more than 100 mph while trying to outrun a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper has been sentenced to 47 months in federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.
- 2 lawmakers moved from education panel after opposing change Updated: Nov-15-15 6:00 pm
LAWRENCE, Kansas - Two Kansas lawmakers who voted against school funding changes have been removed from a Kansas House committee that oversees education.
- AP Interview: Kansas governor wants Guantanamo plans dropped Updated: Nov-13-15 7:48 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - With a White House report expected soon, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said Friday that President Barack Obama should drop efforts to move detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and argued that the administration is already violating federal law by surveying potential prison sites.
- Lawmakers in favor of Medicaid removed from health committee Updated: Nov-12-15 5:30 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Three Republicans who support Medicaid expansion have been removed from a Kansas House committee that oversees health care issues.
- Kansas legislators get 8.5 percent raise in allowance Updated: Nov-12-15 12:59 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas lawmakers automatically are getting an 8.5 percent raise in their per diem allowance.
- Ted Cruz files for Kansas GOP caucus Updated: Nov-10-15 1:36 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Sen. Ted Cruz has filed for the Kansas Republican Presidential caucus.
- White supremacist to learn if he will be sentenced to death Updated: Nov-10-15 1:05 am
OLATHE, Kansas - A Missouri white supremacist who killed three people at two Kansas Jewish sites last year is about to find out if he will be sentenced to death.
- Kansas lawmakers urged to create mental health network Updated: Nov-09-15 5:47 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A Kansas legislative committee is being urged to authorize creation of a network of emergency observation and treatment facilities for people experiencing a mental health crisis.
- Kansas officials approve $4.2M in emergency aid for schools Updated: Nov-09-15 5:22 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and top Kansas lawmakers Monday approved a total of $4.2 million in emergency aid for 25 school districts to help them with young refugees, increased student numbers or local economic problems.
- Kansas battles pay-related turnover among prison staff Updated: Nov-08-15 11:54 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Employee turnover at Kansas prisons has increased over the past five years, and the state's corrections secretary and legislators agree that officers' pay must rise if the state hopes to end a problem that's now seen as a threat to public safety.
- Kansas slashes revenue forecast, adjusts budget to avert gap Updated: Nov-06-15 8:18 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas slashed its revenue projections on Friday, and Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's budget director immediately announced $124 million in budget adjustments to allow the state to keep paying its bills on time.
- Convicted serial killer's Kansas death sentence upheld Updated: Nov-06-15 8:17 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court refused on Friday to remove a serial killer from death row who trolled for victims online, marking the first time the court has upheld a death sentence since Kansas reinstated capital punishment in 1994.
- Kansas Supreme Court to take up school funding case Updated: Nov-05-15 6:39 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A case that has the potential to increase funding for Kansas schools goes before the state Supreme Court on Friday, the same day that economists, legislative researchers and officials in Gov. Sam Brownback's administration are expected to announce new, more pessimistic revenue projections.
- Kansas legislative panel to examine tax exemptions, credits Updated: Nov-05-15 5:01 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - A Kansas legislative study committee is having two days of hearings to examine tax exemptions and credits for businesses, nonprofit groups and others.
- Girl, 6, dies after being struck by vehicle in Abilene Updated: Nov-04-15 8:01 am
ABILENE, Kansas - A 6-year-old girl has died after she was struck by a vehicle in northeast Kansas.