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Democrat in Kansas 1st having event with lawmakers
September 9, 2014
The Democratic nominee in the 1st Congressional District of Kansas is preparing to have a Statehouse news conference with former and current state legislators.
Patrol says armed suspect dies in confrontation
September 1, 2014
The Kansas Highway Patrol says an armed suspect was shot and fatally wounded during a confrontation with law enforcement officers.
Kobach reappoints Johnson County’s election chief
August 28, 2014
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has appointed the top elections official in the state’s most populous county to another four-year term.
Brownback’s GOP challenger has bankruptcy in past
July 30, 2014
A Wichita businesswoman who is challenging Gov. Sam Brownback in the Republican primary has filed for bankruptcy protection in the past, while her running mate has done so twice.
Comcast cancels event at state senator’s home
July 27, 2014
Comcast has canceled a promotional event at the home of a Kansas state senator.
Kansas House race divides anti-abortion community
July 20, 2014
A Republican primary battle between a congressman and his longtime predecessor has deeply divided social conservatives in Wichita, a city that for years has been a flashpoint in the national fight over abortion rights.
Koch group makes big ad buy for Kansas congressman
July 15, 2014
A conservative group with ties to billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch is spending big money to thank U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo for his work in Congress amid a bitter race for his seat.
Kansas Republicans back Davis in governor’s race
July 15, 2014
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and more than 100 other Republicans are endorsing the presumed Democratic nominee for governor.
Analysis: Kansas gun suit recalls Brown aftermath
July 13, 2014
A national gun control group is trying to bolster its legal and public case against a Kansas law challenging federal firearms regulations by arguing that it revives an old, discredited states-rights doctrine.
Kansas gay marriage foes to seek protections again
July 6, 2014
Kansas legislators will face renewed pressure next year to provide additional legal protections to those who want to avoid accommodating same-sex couples for religious reasons in the wake of federal courts nationwide invalidating state gay marriage bans.
Kansas Democrats file complaints in 2nd District
June 3, 2014
Kansas Democrats have filed two federal complaints against Republican congresswoman Lynn Jenkins alleging she violated ethics and campaign rules because a staff member also serves as an unpaid re-election spokesman.
IKEA installing large solar array at Kansas store
May 29, 2014
IKEA plans to install a large solar array at its store in suburban Kansas City, making what the furniture retailer calls the largest rooftop solar spread in Kansas.
Body pulled from Hillsdale Lake identified
May 27, 2014
Friends of a man who apparently drowned at Hillsdale Lake while boating with his children say he was a devoted family man and respected kickboxer.
Dead tree in Baldwin City’s Oakwood Cemetery to become angel carving
May 14, 2014
What remains of a century-old yellow poplar tree in Oakwood Cemetery that fell victim to the 2012 drought will soon be a work of art.