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Klucas appointed acting securities commissioner

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Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt has appointed Dan Klucas as acting securities commissioner. Klucas, 58, will become the new securities commissioner if he's confirmed by the...

Five things you need to know from Monday

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With just four days before Christmas, it was a busy Monday in Kansas politics. Here's a quick roundup of everything that happened from the start...

U.S. opposes California state-funded travel ban to Kansas

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Outgoing President Donald Trump's administration is siding against California's state-funded travel ban to Kansas and 10 other states because it claims it's unconstitutional. In a...

Sunday Reader: New Capitol COVID case; Farmer Mac nominee

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Good morning everyone: This is officially the last Sunday Reader for 2020. While we will be around throughout the next two weeks, the weekly roundup needs...

Marshall names new staffers

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U.S. Sen.-elect Roger Marshall announced new staff hirings on Thursday, including the associate counsel of the Kansas Livestock Association. The new staff will include Pace...

Kelly event signaling reelection bid?

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Nothing says campaigning like a fundraiser. So it is that Gov. Laura Kelly has a virtual fundraiser planned for Thursday evening sponsored by an array...

UPDATED: U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear citizenship case

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(Updated to include comments from Kobach, ACLU, and the attorney general) The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away Kansas' request to uphold a controversial...

Sunday Reader: AG opines on session; Jobless claims climb

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Good morning everyone: Another week pumped with news. We can only hope it subsides a little so we can celebrate the upcoming seventh anniversary with...

Mann makes staff annnouncements

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As he sets up shop, Congressman-elect Tracey Mann on Friday announced he's hired a couple of staffers who have experience with U.S. Sen. Jerry...

Evergy imposes new moratorium on disconnects

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Evergy has quietly decided to temporarily stop cutting off electric service to residential customers as the number of disconnects for nonpayment escalates. The company on...