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Kansas officials won’t be allowed to use environmental, social and governance factors in investing public funds or deciding who receives government contracts. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly allowed a … more
Civil rights activists are seeking to draw attention to an 1882 rape that ended with the Black teenage victim dying in prison, her white attacker dead and three men lynched. Margaret Vinegar was 14 … more
Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly has vetoed a bill to cut taxes in Kansas by nearly $1.4 billion over the next three years. Kelly told reporters Monday that she objected to a proposal included by … more
Kansas is joining a fledgling effort that could one day make it easier to hire teachers from other states. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that a bill that Gov. Laura Kelly signed Thursday makes … more
TOPEKA, Kan.   – Gov. Laura Kelly announced today that nearly $10 million has been awarded to nine recipients for the construction or renovation of housing for persons with disabilities and … more
TOPEKA, Kan.  — Kansas plans to hold a presidential primary in March 2024 rather than leave it to political parties to decide whether they want to have more exclusive caucuses or state … more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man was sentenced Thursday to nearly 22 years in federal prison for committing a hate crime when he shot and wounded a teenager because of the victim's sexual … more
For decades, two schools of thought have clashed on how to best teach children to read, with passionate backers on each side of the so-called reading wars. The battle has reached into homes via … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court initially gave itself a deadline of Wednesday to decide whether women seeking access to a widely used abortion pill would face more restrictions while a court … more
Tireless, helpful and deeply religious are some of the ways Patti Eger’s friends remember her in the small Maine town of Lisbon Falls. They mourned Thursday after her body and those of three others … more
Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly has vetoed anti-diversity and anti-abortion provisions in Kansas’ next state budget. Her actions Friday intensified a conflict with the Republican-controlled Legislature … more
Republican leaders in Montana have silenced a transgender lawmaker. It's the latest high-profile example of state legislative leadership deciding who can be heard during statehouse debates. House … more
Kansas plans to hold a presidential primary in March 2024 rather than leave it to political parties to decide whether they want to have more exclusive caucuses or state conventions instead. … more
LEAWOOD, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 21, 2023--CrossFirst Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: CFB) (“CrossFirst”) and Canyon Bancorporation, Inc. (“Canyon”) today announced that they have entered into a … more
TOPEKA, Kan.   – Governor Laura Kelly today signed   Senate Substitute for HB 2302 , a bipartisan bill that increases funding for the State Water Plan, including two funds for grants for … more
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) requests comments on an amendment to the FFY 2023-2026 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) document.  The STIP is a project … more
Kansas’ Democratic governor has vetoed two major Republican proposals for rolling back transgender rights. Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday vetoed a bill that would end gender-affirming care for … more
WASHINGTON  –   U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), ranking member of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation, joined Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Deb … more
TOPEKA, Kan.  — Wednesday, Governor Laura Kelly signed seven bipartisan bills, including House Bill 2039, which establishes a new state park in Allen County – Lehigh Portland Trails – and … more
A group of conservative Republican lawmakers in Montana has deliberately misgendered a transgender lawmaker in a letter demanding that she be censured for language she used on the floor in speaking … more
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