- Kansas governor signs bill clarifying new property tax law Updated: Jul-02-15 5:04 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill clarifying that a new law aimed at reducing local property taxes doesn't take effect until 2018.
- Kansas AG plans to appeal ruling blocking anti-abortion law Updated: Jul-01-15 8:05 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas' attorney general plans to appeal a judge's ruling temporarily blocking the state's first-in-the-nation ban on the most common second trimester abortion procedure.
- Kansas gun dealer to pay $132K to woman for selling to felon Updated: Jul-01-15 6:35 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Owners of a southeast Kansas gun shop sued for selling a weapon that a man used to kill himself and his 8-year-old son have reached a $132,000 settlement with the child's mother, according to lawyers in the case.
- Kansas Supreme Court stays lower court's order on school aid Updated: Jun-30-15 7:43 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas' highest court Tuesday put on hold a lower court's order for the state to immediately increase aid to public schools by roughly $50 million but promised to move quickly to decide whether the state is distributing its money fairly.
- Kansas AG dismisses state court case against gay marriage Updated: Jun-30-15 7:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has dismissed a case he filed last year with the state Supreme Court to keep counties from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
- Kansas officials want school funding ruling put on hold Updated: Jun-29-15 5:44 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas' attorney general on Monday asked the state's highest court to put on hold a lower court's decision ordering roughly $50 million more in aid to public school districts this week.
- Kobach: No plans to change dual voter registration system Updated: Jun-29-15 5:14 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Kansas residents can register to vote using a federal form without having to provide proof of citizenship under Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, but they won't be allowed to vote in state and local elections, the state's top election official said.
- Federal food program struggles to reach rural Kansas Updated: Jun-29-15 3:54 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Children in a third of Kansas counties don't have access to summer food programs, according to a child advocacy group.
- US Supreme Court to hear Kansas appeals Updated: Jun-29-15 3:39 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in three cases in which the Kansas Supreme Court set aside the death penalty for men convicted of capital murder.
- Analysis: Kansas abortion ruling could have sweeping effects Updated: Jun-28-15 12:37 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A judge's decision to block Kansas from banning a common second-trimester abortion procedure eventually could reshape the state's legal climate and intensify conservative Republicans' push to change how the highest court is selected.
- The Latest: Religious freedom laws will be examined Updated: Jun-26-15 7:43 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Here is the latest on gay marriage in Kansas. (All times local.)
- Kansas lawmakers approve bill resolving issue with tax law Updated: Jun-26-15 7:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators moved quickly Friday to fix a technical problem with a new law for limiting local property taxes starting in 2018, but they're likely to face more debate next year over whether the policy should be modified or repealed before it takes effect.
- The Latest: Top Kansas officials approve shuffling of funds Updated: Jun-26-15 4:41 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The latest on the final day of the Kansas Legislature's annual session. (All times local):
- State Supreme Court upholds conviction in wife's arson death Updated: Jun-26-15 2:32 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld the felony murder conviction of a Fort Scott man whose wife died in an arson fire.
- Hearing over lawmaker's 'racist bigots' remark turns rowdy Updated: Jun-26-15 1:11 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A Kansas lawmaker who used the words "racist bigots" at a March meeting to describe supporters of a bill denying in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants said on Friday that she was not referring to individual members of a legislative committee.
- Judge blocks Kansas' ban on 2nd-trimester abortion procedure Updated: Jun-25-15 9:56 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A judge on Thursday blocked Kansas' first-in-the-nation ban on an abortion procedure that opponents describe as dismembering a fetus, concluding that the law would likely present too big of an obstacle for women seeking to end their pregnancies.
- The Latest: Kansas AG says abortion ruling 'unprecedented' Updated: Jun-25-15 9:19 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The latest on Kansas' first-in-the nation ban on a procedure that anti-abortion activists call "dismemberment abortion." (All times local):
- Top Kansas officials decry Supreme Court health care ruling Updated: Jun-25-15 8:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Top Kansas Republicans criticized a U.S. Supreme Court ruling validating a key part of the federal health care overhaul, although one said Thursday that the decision reduces pressure on the Legislature to expand the state's Medicaid health program for the poor.
- Kansas lawmakers don't see health care ruling prompting work Updated: Jun-25-15 7:19 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Two Republican leaders don't believe the Kansas Legislature needs to take action on health care issues because of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding a key part of the federal overhaul.
- Governors urge EPA to keep renewable fuel standards intact Updated: Jun-25-15 3:58 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kansas - A plan to reduce the amount of renewable fuels required in the U.S. gasoline supply drew heated condemnation of the petroleum industry Thursday from two governors who said health of the ethanol industry is vital to their states' economy.
- EPA to hear testimony from hundreds on renewable fuels plan Updated: Jun-24-15 7:17 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A federal proposal to reduce the amount of renewable fuels required in gasoline would have a stifling impact on the ethanol industry and goes against the intentions of Congress when it set the standards eight years ago, opponents of the suggested changes said.
- Kansas trooper marks 10K Twitter followers with CHiPs star Updated: Jun-24-15 5:04 am
HUTCHINSON, Kansas - A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper reached his 10,000th Twitter follower with a noteworthy addition.
- Official: Kansas, Missouri close to ending economic war Updated: Jun-23-15 3:24 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Missouri and Kansas officials are close to an agreement that would end a long-running "border war" that saw both states using economic incentives to persuade businesses to move, a Kansas Cabinet secretary said.
- Recent Kansas Editorials Updated: Jun-23-15 12:09 pm
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- Brownback wants more highway patrol officers Updated: Jun-22-15 11:28 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - With the Kansas Highway Patrol operating at its lowest staffing levels in a decade, Gov. Sam Brownback said he would like to increase the number of highway patrol troopers on the state's roads.