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Kansas Representative Mike Pompeo Sworn In As New Head Of The CIA

On Monday at 3:00 PM the U.S. Senate convened and proceeded to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Kansas 4th District...

Kansas Legislators Propose School Funding Cuts

Some top Republican legislators in Kansas are looking to cut aid to public schools significantly to close a shortfall in the state’s current budget...

Kansas Legislature Considers Bill To Repeal 2012-13 Tax Cuts

A push in Kansas to end an income tax break championed by Gov. Sam Brownback is being led by fellow Republicans in the GOP-controlled...

Trump CIA Appointee Spurs Move By Kansas Legislature

Kansas legislators have given final approval to a bill rewriting rules for special congressional elections so military personnel overseas have more time to vote. The...

Thousands Of Kansas Ballots Uncounted In General Election

Kansas election officials threw out thousands of ballots cast in November, mostly because the state had no record those residents were registered voters. Some local...

Some KS Legislators Look To Repeal Concealed Carry On Campus

A few Kansas lawmakers are seeking to undo a law that will allow concealed guns in public hospitals and colleges. The proposal would permanently exempt...

Brownback Budget Proposal Misses The Mark For Many Legislators

Gov. Sam Brownback’s office released a budget proposal Wednesday that is likely to put him at odds with large contingent of the Legislature. Legislators in...

Marshall Named To House Ag Committee

Kansas 1st District Representative Roger Marshall, M.D., will serve as a member of the House Committee on Agriculture for the 115th United States Congress....

Governor Brownback Delivers State Of The State Address

During his State of the State address on Tuesday, Gov. Sam Brownback says he will propose “modest and targeted” tax increases to help address...

Gov. Brownback To Deliver State Of The State Address Today

Governor Sam Brownback is preparing to give his annual State of the State address to the Kansas Legislature amid serious budget issues. The governor is...

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WATCH LIVE: NASA & SpaceX Crewed Dragon Launch

NASA will provide live coverage of prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley...

K-State financial planning therapist co-develops MoneyTalk digital tool; offers tips to cope with COVID-19 financial stress

MANHATTAN — The uncertainty of tomorrow is one of the biggest sources of financial stress and anxiety for couples during the COVID-19 pandemic. Megan McCoy, Kansas...

AG Derek Schmidt to U.S. Justice Department: Investigate pricing in beef markets

TOPEKA – (May 28, 2020) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate significant price swings in...

Two Kansas Companies Fined $1 Million Each In Atchison Chlorine Gas Case

TOPEKA, KAN. – Harcros Chemicals, Inc., and MGP Ingredients, Inc., today were fined $1 million each for violating the federal Clean Air Act when...

Kansas Supreme Court Mulling Whether The State Can Police Medical Bills From ‘Air Pirates’

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service TOPEKA, Kansas — Fed-up with sticker shock from air ambulance bills, one insurer has pressed its case all the...

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Kansas Supreme Court Mulling Whether The State Can Police Medical Bills From ‘Air Pirates’

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service TOPEKA, Kansas — Fed-up with sticker shock from air ambulance bills, one insurer has pressed its case all the...

Kansas Gov. Kelly’s Emergency Powers Weakened By Lawmakers Who Say She Overreacted To COVID-19

By Stephen Koranda - Kansas News Service TOPEKA, Kansas — In a one-day marathon session that wrapped up a legislative year upended by the coronavirus, Kansas...

The Coronavirus Blew A $650M Hole In Kansas’ Budget, Putting Even School Funding In Jeopardy

By Stephen Koranda - Kansas News Service LAWRENCE, Kansas — When Kansas lawmakers left for an early spring break in mid-March, the state was projected to...

Kansas Educators Worry What Five Months Away From Classrooms Will Do To Schoolkids

By Stephan Bisaha - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — The summer slide. That’s the annual learning loss that happens when students spend three months away...

Despite Meatpacking Plants’ Efforts, Kansas Workers Say ‘We’re Right Next To Each Other’

By Corinne Boyer - Kansas News Service DODGE CITY, Kansas — In the days leading up to President Donald Trump’s mandate that all meatpacking plants stay open,...