- Kansan who went with kids to Oregon standoff arrested Updated: May-03-16 8:30 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A Kansas woman who took her children to perform for occupiers during the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge earlier this year says authorities have removed seven of her children from her home and arrested her for assaulting an officer.
- Moody's changes credit outlook for Kansas to negative Updated: May-03-16 5:55 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - An international rating agency revised its credit outlook for Kansas to negative on Tuesday and criticized the two biggest financial moves the state expects to use to keep its budget balanced through June 2017.
- Kansas tax collections in April good news after budget plan Updated: May-02-16 6:49 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas reported Monday that its tax collections last month were slightly better than expected, good news for Republican Gov. Sam Brownback after legislators approved a plan dumping most of the work of balancing the budget into his lap.
- Kansas legislators approve plan for balancing state budget Updated: May-02-16 5:43 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators have approved a plan to dump most of the work of balancing the state's budget on Republican Gov. Sam Brownback while telling him he can't cut aid to public schools.
- Kansas lawmakers OK abortion bills, limits on local power Updated: May-02-16 4:54 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators tackled issues that included abortion and preventing cities and counties from regulating artery-clogging restaurant meals or sugary snacks as they worked on balancing the state's next budget.
- Lawmakers approve 'step therapy' and welfare reform bill Updated: May-02-16 12:17 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators approved a health and public welfare bill Monday that would reduce prescription drug costs within the state's Medicaid program and make changes to eligibility for public assistance.
- The Latest: Kansas legislators adjourned until June 1 Updated: May-02-16 5:21 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Latest on the Kansas Legislature (all times local):
- Kansas officials begin redistricting process for 2022 Updated: May-01-16 12:27 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Six years before it has to be done, state and federal officials are already talking about redistricting of congressional and legislative districts in Kansas.
- Court: OK to deny benefits to worker who objected to vaccine Updated: May-01-16 12:25 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A hospital can deny unemployment benefits to a former employee who objected to receiving a flu vaccine, according to a recent ruling from the Kansas Court of Appeals.
- Kansas House approves changes in judicial selection process Updated: May-01-16 1:42 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - A proposal approved in the Kansas House would give the secretary of state a role in how the nine-member commission that names three finalists for each high court vacancy elects its members.
- Topeka man faces 16 years for 2014 crash that killed 2 Updated: Apr-30-16 2:59 pm
MINNEAPOLIS, Kansas - A north-central Kansas man faces more than 16 years in prison for a vehicle crash that killed a teenager and her father.
- Kansas appeals court: Evidence stands despite defunct law Updated: Apr-30-16 1:32 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 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.
- Group of retailers offers new plan for Kansas liquor sales Updated: Apr-29-16 4:19 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A group of grocery and convenience stores in Kansas has proposed a new plan for expanding liquor sales, saying it would generate a $41 million cash infusion toward the state's budget deficit.
- 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.
- Fire after shootout at Kan. motel caused $350,000 in damage Updated: Apr-28-16 3:20 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Topeka fire officials say a blaze that occurred at a motel following a shootout between federal agents and a suspect caused an estimated $350,000 in damage.
- 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.
- Rains wash out Kansas rail track, cause wastewater overflow Updated: Apr-28-16 1:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Heavy rain has washed out several sections of railroad track, damaged a small bridge and caused about 2.4 million gallons of untreated wastewater to be released into the Kansas River.
- FBI: Body found after Kansas shootout was robbery suspect Updated: Apr-26-16 6:56 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A body found in charred ruins of a Kansas motel room after a shootout that injured three federal agents was that of the robbery suspect they sought to arrest, the FBI said Tuesday.
- 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.