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Sunday Reader: Does state constitution overreach?

Good morning everyone: It was another political whirlwind last week with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continuing to position himself to make a run...

Fort Hays State poll reveals views on politicians, issues

Gov. Laura Kelly is in. High taxes are out. Gun control is in. Big government spending is out. Those are among some of the findings in the latest...

Sunday Reader: Freeze-dried remains; Iowa sports betting

Good morning: Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. As you might imagine, it wasn't the busiest of weeks, but here are some notable news items...

Kobach losing shine with Trump?

A year ago, President Donald Trump couldn't have been more effusive about Kris Kobach. Speaking to a frenzied audience of thousands at a rally in...

Two Democrats seeking House seats

One candidate seeks a rematch. Another seeks to fill a seat that will soon come vacant. Stephanie Yeager, a former aide to congressional candidate James Thompson,...

Best time for abortion amendment vote: Summer or fall?

August or November. The decision could be the most strategic choice lawmakers make next year in considering a constitutional amendment on abortion. The Legislature is headed...

Sunday Reader: Watkins loses fundraiser; Medicaid fraud

Good morning everyone: It's Thanksgiving week. So we can only hope things will slow down a little bit. (They never really do, but we can...

UPDATED: Aetna making progress to comply with KanCare obligations

(Updated to include company comments from Tuesday afternoon) A top state regulator said Tuesday that Aetna is moving to comply with its obligations under the...

Sunday Reader: State’s payout to CGI; High marks for roads

Good morning everyone: It seems like it was a week dominated by Medicaid, which could be a bellwether of the approaching legislative session. The fault lines...

Realtors’ lobbyist moves over to Kansas Gas

Lobbyist Patrick Vogelsberg is moving over to Kansas Gas Service from the Kansas Association of Realtors. Vogelsberg, who worked for the Realtors since 2016, will...