Kansas GOP to stymie ban in reversing abortion-rights ruling

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Kansas Republicans want to head off any push for an abortion ban in the state even as they make overturning a Kansas Supreme Court ruling that protects abortion rights a top pr...

Kansas GOP to stymie ban in reversing abortion-rights ruling

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Kansas Republicans want to head off any push for an abortion ban in the state even as they make overturning a Kansas Supreme Court ruling that protects abortion rights a top pr...

GOP lawmakers in 2 states seek anti-red flag laws on guns

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans in two Midwestern states where GOP-controlled legislatures have gun-rights majorities are proposing measures aimed at preventing the U.S. government or other states fro...

Kansas court considers parental rights of ex-LGBTQ partners

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some LGBTQ people in Kansas who wanted to raise children born to unmarried partners they couldn't legally marry can be denied contact with the children when the couples split up. A...

Judge criticized by abortion foes named to top Kansas court

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday named a veteran trial-court judge opposed by the state's most influential anti-abortion group to the Kansas Supreme Court, an appointment that...

Republicans turn on novice whom they helped win Kansas seat

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans are going after one of their own in Kansas. Some Republicans who helped a political novice squeak to victory in 2018 and hold an eastern Kansas seat i...

Kansas boosts tax collection forecast $510M over 2 years

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials on Thursday boosted the state's projections for tax collections by $510 million over two budget years, something certain to renew an already intense dispute betwee...

DA: Kansas judicial panel did not violate open meetings law

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A commission that screens applicants for the Kansas Supreme Court didn't violate the state's open meetings law in naming three finalists for Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly to consider...

New Kansas governor brings sharp shift on LGBTQ foster kids

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' child welfare agency has drafted guidelines urging foster parents to allow LGBTQ kids in their care to "express themselves as they see themselves," riling conservatives a l...

Kansas judge won't give go-ahead for telemedicine abortions

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A state court judge declined Monday to give a Kansas clinic permission to provide telemedicine abortions. Shawnee County District Judge Teresa Watson rejected a r...

Kobach launches US Senate bid in Kansas; some in GOP wary

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach, nationally known as an advocate of tough immigration policies and a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, launched a campaign Monday for the U.S. Senate in Kansas...

Ex-Chiefs player, businessman runs for US Senate in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas City Chiefs player and now businessman who has served on local and state government boards is running for the U.S. Senate in Kansas. Dave Lindstro...

Kansas abortion ruling prompts new attack on death penalty

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling declaring that the state constitution protects access to abortion opened the door to a new legal attack on the death penalty. ...

Kansas Democrats planning ranked-choice presidential primary

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Democrats plan to have voters rank candidates rather than pick only one in a presidential primary set for May 2020. The party is moving away from its more ...

Republican lawmakers in Kansas revive tax relief legislation

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas revived tax relief legislation Thursday night without assurances that Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly would accept a new, smaller plan for helping indi...