- Kansas budget director to outline spending cuts Thursday Updated: Jul-29-15 5:49 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback's budget director is preparing to outline $50 million in adjustments to keep the current Kansas budget from resulting in a deficit.
- GOP legislators block audit of Kansas foster care system Updated: Jul-29-15 5:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican legislators on Wednesday blocked a state audit of Kansas' foster care system even though several acknowledged that they have ongoing concerns about how well it protects abused and neglected children.
- Kansas bombing plot defendant faces Aug. 19 court hearing Updated: Jul-29-15 5:05 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A federal court hearing is set for next month for a 20-year-old man charged with plotting to bomb an Army post in Kansas in support of the Islamic State group.
- Man found guilty in bride's death hours after her wedding Updated: Jul-29-15 3:16 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - A man has been found guilty for the fatal drive-by shooting of a woman just hours after her wedding in Topeka.
- Kansas governor won't be present for budget announcement Updated: Jul-28-15 6:34 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback doesn't plan to be present when his administration outlines $50 million in spending cuts to help Kansas avert a budget deficit.
- Panel finds that mental health system in Kansas inadequate Updated: Jul-28-15 11:13 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Treatment options for the mentally ill in Kansas are lacking because the two acute care psychiatric hospitals in the state lack space and smaller mental health facilities are underfunded, according to a special state task force.
- Top Democrat in Kansas House apologizes to caucus Updated: Jul-28-15 11:13 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - The top Democrat in the Kansas House has apologized to fellow Democrats and asked how he can improve next session.
- Topeka police investigating after body found in car Updated: Jul-28-15 7:17 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Topeka police are investigating after a body was found in a car in a grocery store parking lot.
- Kansas GOP, Democrats plan early March presidential caucuses Updated: Jul-27-15 3:43 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republicans and Democrats in Kansas both hope March 5 caucuses will lure serious contenders for their parties' 2016 presidential nominations to the state.
- Kansan stepping down as chief of federal appeals panel Updated: Jul-27-15 12:10 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A Lawrence resident has announced plans to step down as chief judge of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
- 2 Topeka nursing homes, Washburn partner on internships Updated: Jul-27-15 5:07 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Two Topeka nursing homes and Washburn University's School of Nursing are partners in a pilot program to improve care in nursing facilities.
- Kansas students help woman appeal murder conviction Updated: Jul-26-15 12:50 pm
LAWRENCE, Kansas - University of Kansas law students helped a woman win an appeal of her conviction in the murder of a Topeka homeless advocate.
- Planned Parenthood, abortion foes have long Kansas history Updated: Jul-26-15 12:21 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's push for an investigation into whether tissue from aborted fetuses is being sold commercially is the latest episode in a long history of moves against Planned Parenthood by Kansas abortion opponents.
- Kansas Supreme Court sets timeline in school funding lawsuit Updated: Jul-24-15 7:07 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court said Friday it will hear oral arguments in November on whether the state is distributing school funding fairly in a way that provides equal educational opportunities for all students.
- KDHE: No danger from millions of gallons of sewage in river Updated: Jul-24-15 4:10 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Millions of gallons of sewage that have spilled into the Kansas River at Topeka since spring are no cause for alarm, Kansas health officials said this week.
- Kansas sues US Army over Fort Riley food service contract Updated: Jul-24-15 2:16 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas is suing the U.S. Army, alleging that the military is trying to prevent the state from continuing to provide cafeteria service at Fort Riley, a contract worth about $1.1 million a year that it's received since 2006.
- Kansas governor names attorney as administration secretary Updated: Jul-24-15 12:09 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback has promoted the Kansas Department of Administration's highest-ranking attorney to the agency's top administrative job.
- Kansas governor preparing to discuss abortion, other issues Updated: Jul-24-15 5:05 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to have a Statehouse news conference to discuss abortion and education issues.
- Abortion foes see new reason for Kansas-style ban on method Updated: Jul-23-15 7:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Abortion opponents are using their questions about Planned Parenthood's handling of fetal tissue to bolster arguments that other states should follow Kansas in approving a ban on a common procedure for ending second-trimester pregnancies.
- Head of Kansas Bioscience Authority says end might be near Updated: Jul-23-15 1:47 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Chronic underfunding from the state has created uncertainty for the Kansas Bioscience Authority and likely will lead to the end of the quasi-governmental agency, the organization's leader said.
- Kickapoo police report 5 recent arsons Updated: Jul-23-15 12:52 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Authorities on the Kickapoo Reservation in northeast Kansas are asking for the public's help in figuring out who's been setting fire to hay bales.
- Kansas National Guard to be reviewed for security Updated: Jul-23-15 5:08 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered a review of security at Kansas National Guard facilities in the wake of the fatal shootings at Tennessee recruiting sites.
- Lawrence commissioner ribs Topeka over sewage releases Updated: Jul-22-15 5:24 pm
LAWRENCE, Kansas - A Lawrence city commissioner vented about leaving "flaming bags of poo" in Topeka after the city's third recent release of raw sewage.
- Kansas firm criticized for plan to hike electric rates $152M Updated: Jul-22-15 1:08 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A proposal by Kansas' largest electric utility to raise its rates by $152 million a year is drawing strong criticism, particularly from green-energy advocates who argue that part of the plan will discourage consumers from installing solar panels or taking other steps to conserve power.
- Topeka police chief takes aim at gangs after shootings Updated: Jul-22-15 12:24 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Topeka's police chief says his department will be relentless in searching for those responsible for a recent outbreak of gang-related shootings in a south Topeka neighborhood.