Politics Jul 08Kris Kobach launches U.S. Senate bid in Kansas
Nationally known as an advocate of tough immigration policies and a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, Kobach launched his campaign amid tepid support from some Republicans who voiced concern that his recent loss in the governor's race could threaten…
Politics Jun 11Kansas Democrats are planning ranked-choice voting for presidential primary
The party is moving away from its more traditional caucuses, trying ranked-choice voting and allowing mail ballots to boost participation.
Nation May 01Kansas lawmakers fail to override governor’s abortion ‘reversal’ veto
Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed a bill requiring abortion providers to tell patients about a disputed treatment to stop a medication abortion after it's been started.
Politics Apr 26Kansas Supreme Court bolsters abortion rights, blocks ban
The Kansas decision prevents the state from enforcing a 2015 law that could have greatly limited second trimester abortions. But even worse for abortion opponents, the ruling clears the way for legal challenges to a string of abortion restrictions approved…
Politics Jan 04GOP Sen. Roberts of Kansas says he won’t seek re-election
Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, the longest-serving member of Congress in Kansas history, announced Friday that he won't run again in 2020, setting up a potential scramble to replace him. The 82-year-old senator faced pressure to step aside in part because…
Politics Nov 22Kansas Medicaid expansion in doubt despite support from governor-elect
Democratic and moderate Republicans lawmakers worked together last year to try to make Kansas the latest state to expand Medicaid, only to see their bipartisan effort rewarded with a veto from former conservative GOP Gov. Sam Brownback.
Politics Aug 13Count in Kansas governor’s race now turns to provisional ballots
The counting of the last ballots in the tight and contentious Republican primary for Kansas governor will stretch out over the week and still might not settle the race.
Politics Aug 10Kris Kobach steps away from duties in contested Kansas vote count
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach stepped aside from his duties as the state's top elections official Friday until his hotly contested primary challenge to Gov. Jeff Colyer is resolved, but rejected Colyer's accusations that the advice he has been…
Politics Aug 08Kansas Democrats pick Sharice Davids, a Native American and gay nominee, for House race
Sharice Davids shattered the mold for a congressional primary winner from ruby red Kansas on Wednesday, becoming the state's first Native American and gay nominee for Congress.
Politics Jul 20Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to rally Democrats in deep-red Kansas
Two luminaries in the democratic socialist movement — one its national leader, the other its new star — are descending on solidly Republican Kansas on Friday, taking their liberal message to an unlikely area before next month's congressional primaries.