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.
Politics Feb 05New Kansas governor to require annual sexual harassment training
In his first executive order since taking office last week, Gov. Jeff Colyer announced Monday that all employees and interns working for Kansas executive branch agencies will be required to undergo annual sexual harassment training.
Politics Jun 03Political shift, hospital’s fears hand NRA defeat in Kansas
Kansas lawmakers bucked the National Rifle Association by approving a measure meant to keep concealed guns out of hospitals.
Politics Jan 23At Roe v. Wade anniversary, abortion opponents pin their hopes on Trump
Abortion opponents expressed optimism Monday that Donald Trump's early months in office would advance their cause as hundreds converged on the Kansas Statehouse to mark the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
Education May 28Court ruling raises possibility Kansas schools will not open
Kansas faces a threat that its public schools won't open for the next school year after the state Supreme Court rejected some education funding changes made by the Republican-dominated Legislature.