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A half century after Roe v. Wade, March for Life supporters are celebrating the dismantling of that constitutional right to abortion and what they call the return of “abortion policymaking to the … more
A federal jury has convicted a Kansas man who admitted he threatened to kill a congressman. Chase Neill represented himself at the trial and questioned U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner on the witness stand. … more
A man has told jurors in his federal criminal trial that a death threat he made against U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner came from God. Chase Neill said Thursday that the threat was prompted by the Kansas … more
A man charged with threatening to kill a Kansas congressman has said in federal court that he has a “very religious” defense. Chase Neill also began Wednesday to act as his own attorney, despite … more
Anti-abortion activists will have multiple reasons to celebrate — and some reasons for unease — when they gather Friday in Washington for the annual March for Life. The march has been held since … more
A former researcher accused of concealing work he did in China while employed by the University of Kansas will be sentenced Wednesday. Feng “Franklin” Tao was convicted last year of three counts … more
The Kansas Department of Transportation has announced the winners of its 2022 Community Traffic Safety Awards, including several law enforcement agencies in Southeast Kansas.  more
With mortgage rates spiking above 7% for the first time in 20 years, the pandemic-fueled housing boom came to a screeching halt in 2022. The after-effects of easy monetary policy, skyrocketing energy … more
Some are fighting local efforts to censor books, while others are focused on cultural programs, education about Ukraine or helping patrons members buy groceries. These are this year’s winners of … more
Kansas City Star. January 15, 2023. Editorial: Kansas Republicans crank up violent antiabortion rhetoric again. Will they ever listen? Kansans have sent a consistent message to politicians … more
A criminal trial is set to start in federal court for a northeastern Kansas man charged with threatening to kill one of the state’s congressmen. The start of 32-year-old Chase Neill's trial was to … more
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's office says she plans to return Friday to the Statehouse after learning that a COVID-19 test earlier in the week gave her a false positive result. Kelly has been working in … more
Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature are headed toward big fights over budget issues. They are likely to clash over spending on special education programs, pay … more
The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) announced this week that it was awarded $780,776 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program in 2022, which will go towards funding 15 projects across the state.   more
TikTok will be banned from all Mississippi-issued government devices and the state’s network. Gov. Tate Reeves announced the ban Wednesday in a letter to department and agency heads. Reeves says he … more
Kansas’ anti-abortion Republican attorney general is asking the state’s highest court to reconsider a landmark decision protecting access to abortion months after a decisive statewide vote … more
Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 7 The Washington Post on House Clerk Cheryl Johnson's role during the recent Speaker chaos The person who deserves a … more
In one of his last acts as state attorney general, Derek Schmidt on Friday released the Kansas Bureau of Investigation’s final report on allegations of child sexual abuse by members of the Catholic clergy in Kansas.  more
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has been forced to postpone her annual State of the State address after testing positive for COVID-19. Kelly’s office announced Tuesday that she had tested positive. The … more
Conservative Kansas legislators are pushing back more aggressively this year on LGBTQ-rights issues than in the past two years. They now propose to ban gender-affirming care for trangender youth and … more
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