- House rejects giving governor more say in judicial selection Updated: Apr-30-16 1:15 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas House has rejected a proposal that would have given the governor a bigger voice in who is nominated for the Kansas Supreme Court, following outcries from some lawyers who said it would have damaged the separation of powers between the branches of government.
- Kansas appeals court: Evidence stands despite defunct law Updated: Apr-30-16 1:03 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Court of Appeals has ruled that a man could be convicted of driving under the influence using evidence obtained under a defunct law.
- Kansas legislators negotiating details of partial budget fix Updated: Apr-30-16 12:43 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators are negotiating over the details of a plan that would close part of the projected $290 million shortfalls in the current and next state budgets.
- The Latest: Kansas lawmakers near agreement on budget fix Updated: Apr-29-16 10:50 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Latest on the Kansas Legislature (all times local):
- Kansas measure could reduce marijuana penalties Updated: Apr-29-16 5:48 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas House approved a crime bill that would reduce penalties for first and second-time possession of marijuana while increasing criminalization of burglary.
- Unexpected friendship forms in Kansas City hospice Updated: Apr-29-16 2:23 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Jen Moss took to Jody Wooton from the first moments they met.
- Bill would reinstate income taxes on some Kansas businesses Updated: Apr-28-16 4:31 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Three Republican senators have proposed a bill that would reinstate income taxes for more than 330,000 Kansas business owners and farmers in a way to help address the state's budget problems.
- Graham urges Christian to Vote in Kansas Updated: Apr-28-16 3:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The son of the Rev. Billy Graham is urging Christians in Kansas to vote for other Christians who resist secularism.
- Kansas House OKs bill cracking down on turnpike scofflaws Updated: Apr-28-16 3:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas House has signed off on legislation meant to crack down on people who purposely ignore paying tolls on the state's turnpike.
- Kansas legislative negotiators broker open-records changes Updated: Apr-28-16 2:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Negotiators with the Kansas House and Senate have reached a deal on a package of open-records reforms, setting it up for final votes in the state Legislature.
- Governor says Kansas pulling out of refugee funding program Updated: Apr-26-16 5:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas is withdrawing from the federal government's refugee resettlement program over safety concerns, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Tuesday after taking what could be a largely symbolic action to show displeasure with President Barack Obama's administration.
- Kansas lawmakers reject audit for same-sex discrimination Updated: Apr-26-16 5:17 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas lawmakers have again refused to audit the Department of Children and Families to determine if the agency discriminates against same-sex couples in adoption or foster care cases.
- Kansas to delay consolidation of home services for disabled Updated: Apr-26-16 1:51 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas is delaying a planned consolidation of seven programs providing in-home services for the elderly and disabled until spring 2017.
- Delaying highway projects have some in Kansas worried Updated: Apr-25-16 6:35 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Congested or treacherous roads could become more so under the Kansas Department of Transportation's recent announcement that 25 large, already-scheduled highway projects will be delayed for over the next two years.
- Standard and Poor's say Kansas could see credit rating drop Updated: Apr-25-16 4:47 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A national credit rating service says there's at least a 50-50 chance it could lower Kansas' AA credit rating later this year, depending on how the Legislature handles the state's current budget crisis.
- Attorney general opinion casts doubt on Wichita slots Updated: Apr-24-16 4:27 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Legislation that would permit Sedgwick County residents to cast another vote on whether to allow slot machines at the Wichita Greyhound Park would breach the Kansas Lottery's contract with the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, according to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.
- Colorado woman killed in western Kansas crash Updated: Apr-23-16 5:27 pm
JOHNSON, Kansas - A 45-year-old Colorado woman has died in a crash in southwestern Kansas.
- Kansas Court: State not liable for elderly woman's death Updated: Apr-23-16 1:22 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The state is not liable for the death of an 83-year-old woman who died months after she was assaulted in her home by an escaped inmate, the Kansas Supreme Court has ruled.
- Drones for businesses slow to take off in Kansas Updated: Apr-23-16 11:42 am
WICHITA, Kansas - Some businessmen say the commercial drone industry in Kansas has taken off more slowly than they expected, and a national survey supports that contention.
- Kansas Supreme Court rules sex offender registry not cruel Updated: Apr-22-16 4:14 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Forcing sex offenders who've been released to spend the rest of their life on the state sex offender registry does not constitute cruel and unusual punishment, a divided Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday.
- Kansas governor's tobacco bonds plan draws strong criticism Updated: Apr-22-16 4:02 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is facing strong bipartisan criticism over his proposal to use bonds backed by tobacco settlement funds to help plug short-term budget gaps.
- Hutchinson couple dies in head-on crash on Kansas 14 Updated: Apr-22-16 12:09 pm
HUTCHINSON, Kansas - A Hutchinson couple has died in a head-on crash on a highway overpass.
- Kansas panels approve extra $17M for state mental hospitals Updated: Apr-21-16 5:21 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Two separate Kansas legislative committees have approved proposals from Republican Gov. Sam Brownback to provide an additional $17 million to the state's two mental hospitals.
- Court suspends Lawrence attorney's license for 18 months Updated: Apr-21-16 11:03 am
LAWRENCE, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court has suspended the license of a Lawrence attorney for 18 months amid complaints from her clients and others attorneys.
- Budget woes force Kansas to delay road work, cut colleges Updated: Apr-20-16 9:35 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas plans to delay major highway projects and cut additional spending at state universities, a top aide to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback announced Wednesday, after a new pessimistic fiscal forecast blew a hole in the state's budget.