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Longtime Democratic Party leader passes away

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The Kansas Democratic Party on Friday announced the passing of Dan Lykins, a longtime party leader who help organize Kansas presidential campaigns from Bobby...

Senator’s husband passes away

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(Will update as warranted) Senators were notified this morning that the husband of Republican state Sen. Brenda Dietrich of Topeka passed away unexpectedly on Thanksgiving. Jerry...

Former Sen. Ulysses Lee Gooch: 1923-2021

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Former state Sen. Ulysses Lee "Rip" Gooch, a pioneer for African Americans in aviation, died Wednesday. He was 98. Gooch, the grandfather of former Senate...

Legislators reach agreement on vaccine bill

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House and Senate negotiators early Monday night reached an agreement on legislation intended to fight back against the Biden administration's vaccine mandates for the...

UPDATED: Republicans propose new vaccine mandate bills

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(Updated to reflect release of Senate bill) Republican legislative leaders on Sunday night unveiled new bills targeting federal vaccine mandates that take an alternative approach...

Sunday Reader: Abortion case news; Big GOP fundraiser

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Good morning everyone: It's going to be a very special week — and not just because of the holiday. For the first time in Kansas...

Jennings’ replacement picked in House District 122

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Republican precinct leaders on Wednesday night picked Finney County Commissioner Bill Clifford to replace the late state Rep. Russ Jennings in the Legislature. Clifford, who...

Kansas vaccine lawsuit remains in GOP-leaning 6th Circuit

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The Kansas lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for large private employers will remain at the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals after...

Sunday Reader: Educational tensions; Pharmacy deserts

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Good morning everyone: Things got a little uncomfortable this week when Mrs. SSJ realized there would be a legislative session on Thanksgiving week. As hard...

Top treasurer staffer joins KNEA

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A top staffer for Democratic state Treasurer Lynn Rogers is joining the Kansas National Education Association as a director of the group's government relations...