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Panel recommends three for Shawnee County bench

An assistant solicitor general and a staff attorney in the state Labor Department were among the three nominees sent to Gov. Laura Kelly to...

Sunflower Sunday Reader: Newby’s D.C. trouble and more

Good morning: The week ended in a news explosion with a major Supreme Court decision on education and perhaps a more significant ruling that tossed...

Corrections Department shuffles staff

The Corrections Department is undertaking a reorganization that includes a new unit dedicated to research and behavior analytics and the appointment of a new...

Supreme Court to issue school ruling Friday

On Friday, we'll know. The Kansas Supreme Court announced Thursday afternoon that on Friday it will decide whether the Legislature has done enough to adequately...

Legislative staff changes announced

New staff changes were announced at the Capitol on Wednesday. Senate President Susan Wagle has hired Darren Beckham as her new executive assistant. He starts...

Club for Growth polls Schlapp vs. Marshall

Club for Growth on Wednesday revealed a poll it conducted pitting conservative lobbyist Matt Schlapp against Congressman Roger Marshall in a primary for the...

UPDATED: Missouri governor signs border war bill

(Updated to reflect comments from the chair of the Senate Commerce Committee and Overland Park Chamber of Commerce officials) Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday...

U.S. Senate hopeful backed by Missouri megadonor working against abortion law

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Jake LaTurner, who opposes abortion, is backed by a Missouri megadonor trying to defeat a new Missouri law banning the...

State Democratic Party ends suit with former party secretary

A legal fight over the ouster of the Kansas Democratic Party's secretary two years ago has come to a quiet end. Last week, the state...

Sunflower Sunday reader: Farmers less optimistic about economy; Itemizations plummet

Good morning everyone: Lots going on in Kansas politics but much of it not necessarily centered on the Kansas Capitol. Yes, we have the ongoing dispute...