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Kelly administration opposes new prairie chicken protections

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Gov. Laura Kelly's administration is urging the federal government not to impose new protections for the lesser prairie chicken, saying the states are in...

NEW: Governor’s appointments director to depart

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Scott Allegrucci will be leaving one of the most influential roles in state government later this week when he steps down as appointments director...

Kelly directs executive branch employees to work remotely

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday directed 15,000 executive branch employees to work remotely again, signaling yet another sign of the gravity of the spread...

Kelly blames ‘misinformation’ campaign for vaccine hesitancy

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday took the offensive against what she labeled a "campaign of misinformation" that's discouraging Kansans from getting vaccines that would...

Senate committee recommends Regents nominees

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After some initial hesitancy, a Senate committee on Wednesday approved Gov. Laura Kelly’s nominees to the Kansas Board of Regents. The panel sent the nominations...

Security fencing under construction at Cedar Crest

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A security fence is being constructed at the governor's mansion at Cedar Crest to protect the home at a time of increasing public turmoil. Will...

Governor names three new regents

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Gov. Laura Kelly named a former railroad executive, a former schools superintendent and a former lawmaker to the Kansas Board of Regents. Kelly nominated former...

Kelly rescinds most pandemic-related executive orders

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(Updated to clarify the governor requested an extension until July 15 but operations would close down by Aug. 30) Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday followed...

Former Senate candidate to lead state commission

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Former state Senate candidate Stacey Knoell of Olathe has been named as the new executive director of the Kansas African American Affairs Commission. Knoell replaces...

Lawmakers approve shortened emergency extension

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Legislative leaders on Friday agreed to extend the governor's emergency COVID-19 declaration until June 15 and revoke an executive order prohibiting evictions and foreclosures. The...