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Sunday Reader: Rural COVID surge feared; GOP straw poll

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Good morning everyone: Last week was marked by some sad news out of western Kansas when state Rep. Russ Jennings of Lakin announced he wouldn't...

A glimpse at 24 new highway projects

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The Kansas Transportation Department is launching work on new major highway projects for the first time in about six years after the state ran...

A.G. to ask Supreme Court to revisit major abortion ruling

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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Wednesday announced his plans to ask the state Supreme Court to revisit its landmark ruling that found the...

Kansas City, Kansas lobbyist retiring

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Longtime Kansas City lobbyist Mike Taylor, a staunch advocate for the interests of local government, is retiring today. Taylor had been with the Unified Government...

Roberts, Dole endorse Schmidt

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Former U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts and Bob Dole on Tuesday came out in support of Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt for governor. Roberts and Dole...

UPDATED: Warren makes attorney general race official

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(Updated to include more comments from Warren and potential Democratic candidate Kristie Welder). Republican state Sen. Kellie Warren made it official Tuesday morning: She's running...

UPDATED: Democrat announces candidacy for Congress

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(Updated to include comments from interview with Schmidt; adds comments from LaTurner's office to media) Former Naval intelligence officer Patrick Schmidt today is kicking off...

Sunday Reader: Candidates for House 48; Casinos rebounding

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Good morning everyone, and happy July 4th: Can't imagine there's a large audience glued to Kansas politics this weekend, but we did break away from...

Tyson takes step toward treasurer’s race

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Republican state Sen. Caryn Tyson has formed a committee to explore whether she should run for state treasurer next year. The Parker lawmaker is expected...

Senate panel delays action on Regents nominees

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A Senate committee on Monday delayed action on Gov. Laura Kelly's appointments to the Kansas Board of Regents after asking pointed questions about the...