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Lawmakers consider making police body camera footage public

Transparency advocates on Tuesday made a case to the Kansas Legislature for disclosing footage from police body cameras in deadly situations. Appearing before House and...

Kansas House narrows police body camera legislation

The Kansas House on Thursday voted to approve a narrowly written bill that would make public police body camera footage in limited situations. The House...

KHP seeks $23 million to replace aging aircraft

For almost 60 years, the Kansas Highway Patrol has protected the public from the sky. It's helped hunt down fugitives. It's helped search for missing...

Lawmakers seek review of Highway Patrol dismissals

Lawmakers are seeking a review of the firing of two officers at the Kansas Highway Patrol to make sure the agency followed proper procedures. Republican...

Lawmakers consider housing protections for domestic violence victims

The Lenexa pastry chef had just quit her job and launched a new business when she was assaulted by her husband last fall. She left...

Open-records advocates decry Judicial Council recommendation

A recent recommendation from the Kansas Judicial Council is a serious setback to opening up footage from police body cameras, open-records advocates say. The council,...

Bill introduced to make clergy mandatory reporters

Democratic state Sen. Tom Holland on Wednesday introduced a bill that adds clergy to a list of professionals required to report suspected child abuse...

Legislature passes protections for domestic abuse victims

Domestic violence victims could more easily break costly leases to seek refuge from abusive relationships under legislation sent to the governor on Friday. The House...

KBI rolls out seized property database, website

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation met its deadline Monday, unveiling a new website that will give the public a look at property that's been...

Trial lawyers say bill could shield authorities from police-chase lawsuits

Lawmakers are wrestling with a bill that critics say could shield law enforcement from some lawsuits arising from police chases gone bad. Trial lawyers are...