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Kobach makes constitutional amendment on schools a priority

Republican gubernatorial nominee Kris Kobach said Thursday he would like to see the Kansas Legislature adopt a constitutional amendment limiting the courts' involvement in...

Johnson County appraisals draw scrutiny as lawmakers explore ‘dark store’ theory

Johnson County’s real estate values came under an intense spotlight Wednesday at the Kansas Capitol as a leading hotel owner criticized the appraiser’s office...

Sara Weir leaving Down Syndrome Society; next step congressional race?

Sara Weir is leaving her job as the chief executive and president of the National Down Syndrome Society, possibly pointing the way toward a...

Sunflower Sunday Reader: Lawyer running for GOP chair; Senate race taking shape; State split...

Good morning everyone: Well we moved from elections right into a busy week of recounts, budget hearings and Gov.-elect Laura Kelly's transition into the governor's...

Legislature can settle school litigation for $364 million, plaintiffs’ lawyer says

The Kansas Legislature can settle a longstanding lawsuit over school funding by putting $364 million into education to meet a state Supreme Court order. A...

KNEA releases endorsements for legislative races

As promised, here's another round of legislative endorsements, this time from the Kansas National Education Association, the state's biggest teacher's union. As is our custom,...

Fifth poll shows governor’s race still deadlocked

A new poll with the largest sample size so far shows Democrat Laura Kelly and Republican Kris Kobach locked in a dead heat in...

Davids signs letter saying Trump investigations shouldn’t overshadow other issues

Congresswoman-elect Sharice Davids was among nearly four dozen freshman Democrats signing onto a letter saying the investigations of the president shouldn't supersede other issues...

Hawkins names first staff appointment as majority leader

New Kansas House Majority Leader Dan Hawkins on Wednesday announced that longtime Republican aide B.J. Harden would be his chief of staff. Harden, now chief...

Huelskamp discusses political future

Call off the Tim Huelskamp watch. The former Republican Kansas congressman wants to return home after quietly resigning from the Heartland Institute in June. But he...