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Analysis: Politics will hinder work on Kansas schools plan

TOPEKA — Election-year politics will hinder efforts by Kansas officials to comply with a state Supreme Court demand for a new, fairer... Read more

Kansas tax hike hailed as fix doesn’t quite balance budget

TOPEKA — The big income tax increase Kansas legislators enacted over Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto won’t balance the budget by itself, despite... Read more

Q&A: Kansas special election turns attention to 2018 races

A surprisingly competitive special congressional election in Kansas has Democrats hopeful about cracking Republicans’ lock on the state’s delegation next year. An... Read more

Kansas Supreme Court clears the way for a new coal-fired power plant

Kansas’ highest court on Friday cleared a major obstacle to the long-delayed construction of a big, new coal-fired power plant, rejecting an... Read more

Kansas governor, lawmakers at odds over repealing tax break

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and top lawmakers are not on the same page about ending an income tax break for farmers and... Read more

Marshall focuses on farms as he prepares to take Congressional office

Roger Marshall says his top priority in Washington is to secure a seat on the House Agriculture Committee so that he can... Read more

Nominating panel member raises funds to help Kansas justices

WICHITA — An attorney serving on a commission that screens applicants for the Kansas Supreme Court is helping raise funds for a... Read more

Kansas overhauling post-prison treatment of sex offenders

Kansas is overhauling a program that confines sex offenders indefinitely for post-prison mental health treatment following a federal lawsuit, a critical legislative... Read more

Kansas Supreme Court asked to order boost in aid for schools

Four local school districts are asking the Kansas Supreme Court to order the state to spend hundreds of millions of dollars more... Read more

GOP moderates make Kansas primary about schools, budget woes

Moderate Republicans were making the Kansas primary a referendum on the state’s budget problems and education funding as they tried Tuesday to... Read more

Unity push draws in Kansas backers for Sanders, but not all

A push from Bernie Sanders for unity behind Hillary Clinton was pulling his Kansas supporters into the Democratic presidential nominee’s camp Tuesday,... Read more

Baton Rouge gunman's Veterans Affiars record requested

ST. MARYS — The chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Veterans Affairs has requested all VA medical records for the former... Read more

Judge to monitor Kansas' actions on gay marriage for 3 years

A federal judge told Kansas on Friday that for three more years he will monitor its compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court’s... Read more

Kansans split over questions about Melania Trump speech

Some Kansas Republicans dismissed questions Tuesday about whether passages from Melania Trump’s speech to the GOP National Convention were plagiarized, though one... Read more

Kansas delegates see Trump's VP pick helping with GOP skeptics

Kansas delegates to the GOP National Convention said Friday that Donald Trump’s choice of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate... Read more

Handful of Kansas schools could see swings in taxes

A handful of small, rural Kansas school districts face spikes in local property taxes or cuts spending because they are losing state... Read more

Oklahoma, Kansas-Missouri Planned Parenthood groups to merge, open new clinic

Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri announced plans Wednesday to merge with the abortion provider’s central Oklahoma affiliate in July and open... Read more

Kansas suspending work on limiting power plants' carbon emissions

Kansas is suspending its work on a plan for complying with federal regulations meant to combat climate change by reducing carbon emissions... Read more

Kansas to delay consolidation of 7 programs providing home services for disabled

Kansas is delaying a planned consolidation of seven programs providing in-home services for the disabled and elderly for a few months until... Read more

Brownback's tobacco bonds plan draws strong bipartisan criticism

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is facing strong bipartisan criticism over his proposal to use bonds backed by tobacco settlement funds to help... Read more

New Kansas school funding plan could increase property taxes

Local property taxes could rise across Kansas under an education funding bill approved by legislators, and critics contend that the distribution of... Read more

News Guide: Kansas holding Democratic, GOP caucuses Saturday

For Kansas voters eager to jump into the presidential race, the state’s Republican and Democratic caucuses make Saturday a big day.

The GOP... Read more

Brownback aide: Kansas ethics commission rejects complaint

The Kansas ethics commission has rejected a complaint filed by a top Democrat against Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s re-election campaign for paying... Read more

New hotel, kids museum, hockey arena could be part of new project aimed at luring American Royal to Kansas

A new hotel, children’s museum and 5,000-seat hockey arena could be part of a project designed to lure the annual American Royal... Read more

Kansas would have fewer school districts under new proposal

Kansas would have fewer than half of the local school districts it now has under a reorganization that a conservative Republican lawmaker... Read more

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