- Top Kansas court: State not properly funding poor schools Updated: May-27-16 10:00 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday rejected some education funding changes enacted by the Legislature earlier this year and threatened to prevent the state's public schools from reopening for the new academic year if lawmakers don't act by June 30.
- The Latest: Kansas Democrat rips GOP on schools, LGBT issue Updated: May-27-16 9:41 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Latest on the Kansas Supreme Court's ruling on school funding (all times local):
- GOP leader seeks Kansas Senate vote condemning LGBT order Updated: May-26-16 2:48 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Senate's top leader wants her chamber to vote next week to condemn the federal government's recent directive to public schools to allow transgender students to use facilities associated with their gender identities.
- Oklahoma, Kansas-Missouri Planned Parenthood groups to merge Updated: May-25-16 5:42 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri announced plans Wednesday to merge with the abortion provider's central Oklahoma affiliate in July and open a new Oklahoma City clinic, even as political leaders in the three states seek to cut off Medicaid funding.
- Suspended Kansas sheriff's detective charged with perjury Updated: May-25-16 1:59 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A suspended Kansas sheriff's detective has been charged with three counts of felony perjury after an investigation into inconsistencies on investigative reports.
- Kansas man re-sentenced for killing his wife Updated: May-25-16 10:40 am
SALINA, Kansas - A man convicted of killing his wife has been resentenced after the Kansas Supreme Court vacated his sentence.
- Kansas lawmakers expect to consider transgender restroom use Updated: May-23-16 2:45 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Republican lawmakers have vowed to voice opposition to transgender school bathrooms upon reconvening next week.
- Kansas trooper avoids injury after car hits patrol vehicle Updated: May-22-16 7:23 pm
MOUNDRIDGE, Kansas - A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper avoided injury after a car hit his parked patrol vehicle while he was helping a disabled motorist on a busy interstate highway.
- Kansas budget plan slashes university and Medicaid funding Updated: May-18-16 8:24 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Facing a shortfall of more than $290 million, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed a budget bill Wednesday that makes significant cuts to the state highway fund, Medicaid and higher education and trims most state agency budgets by 4 percent.
- Kansas governor signs sexting bill Updated: May-18-16 3:17 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill designed to help prosecutors address sexting, the sharing of explicit photos, among teenagers.
- Kansas school board rebukes transgender bathroom directive Updated: May-17-16 6:37 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Members of the Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday criticized the Obama administration's decree that public schools allow transgender students to use the restrooms that match their gender identity, not their birth sex.
- Kansas governor signs new limits on welfare payments Updated: May-16-16 7:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback touted the welfare limits he signed into law Monday as a way to free recipients from the grip of poverty, but critics argued some families could be left without a safety net during financial difficulties.
- Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers Updated: May-16-16 10:01 am
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- Colorado fugitive's medical bills lead to Kansas case Updated: May-15-16 4:12 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The fight over a Colorado fugitive's medical bills is headed for a trial in Kansas.
- Missouri Legislature scales back public access to records Updated: May-15-16 2:40 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Legislature this session voted to curtail public access to some public records that lawmakers have sought to seal for years.
- Mental health advocates question drug bill Updated: May-15-16 1:15 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Mental health advocates are raising concerns about a bill passed by Kansas lawmakers that would require doctors to try cheaper drugs before more expensive ones for Medicaid recipients, but the bill's backers say the concerns are overblown.
- Suspect dies during police pursuit in Kansas Updated: May-14-16 5:32 pm
PITTSBURG, Kansas - A suspect being pursued by police in southeast Kansas died after the vehicle he was in crashed.
- Republican activists work to reconcile Kansas party to Trump Updated: May-14-16 5:27 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican activists in Kansas on Saturday worked to persuade the state party's conservative base to unite behind Donald Trump as the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, even as they picked a national convention delegation opposed to his candidacy.
- The Latest: Kobach in Kansas delegation to GOP convention Updated: May-14-16 4:52 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Latest on Kansas Republicans' state meeting (all times local):
- Dust storm caused 7-vehicle crash on I-70 in Kansas Updated: May-14-16 11:48 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Highway Patrol says heavy dust led to a seven-vehicle chain reaction accident in northeastern Kansas.
- University of Kansas Senate forms free speech committee Updated: May-14-16 11:25 am
LAWRENCE, Kansas - A committee will research whether the University of Kansas needs an explicit policy supporting freedom of speech and expression.
- New Kansas laws deal with pot penalties, abortion, tanning Updated: May-13-16 8:07 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas is lessening some of its penalties for marijuana possession, specifically prohibiting nurse midwives from performing abortions and strengthening its gun rights laws.
- Kansas reduces penalties for marijuana possession Updated: May-13-16 7:53 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A measure approved by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback reduces some penalties for marijuana possession.
- Kansas measure bars minors from tanning salons Updated: May-13-16 6:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas minors will be barred from tanning salons under a measure approved by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.
- Kansas law will allow government workers to carry concealed Updated: May-13-16 6:42 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - State agencies, cities and counties in Kansas will not be allowed to bar workers from carrying concealed guns while performing duties outside their offices, starting in July.