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Coalition wants Kansas tobacco age raised to 21

A group of public health advocates is working on legislation for next session to raise the age for buying tobacco products and electronic cigarettes...

Residents ask judge not to dismiss election contest

A group of Olathe residents is asking a judge to move forward with their effort to have Republican state Rep. Adam Thomas removed from...

UPDATED: Senate majority leader’s defamation lawsuit dismissed

(Updated to include comment from Rose) A judge on Tuesday dismissed Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning's defamation lawsuit against newspaper columnist Steve Rose. Johnson County Judge...

UPDATED: Farm Bureau board member wins House seat

(Updated to reflect interview with Newland from Saturday night) A member of the Kansas Farm Bureau board was elected as the new state representative in...

Kansas senator switches parties

State Sen. John Doll has moved back to the Republican Party, saying he wants to help shoulder some of the committee workload. Doll on Friday...

UPDATED: Farm Bureau board member, Yates Center mayor running for District...

(Updated to reflect second candidate) A member of the Kansas Farm Bureau board and the mayor of Yates Center are seeking the House District  13...

Senate committee sends on nominations

The Senate Confirmation Oversight Committee on Monday approved 15 of Gov. Laura Kelly's nominees, sending them to the full chamber next year for confirmation....

House leadership makes interim appointments

House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. and Minority Leader Tom Sawyer have named assignments to the committees that will be meeting over the interim. And just...

Lawmaker agrees to diversion on perjury charge

Republican state Rep. Adam Thomas has entered into a diversion agreement with Johnson County prosecutors that will allow an election perjury charge to be...

Hibbard leaving Kansas House because of illness

Republican state Rep. Larry Hibbard announced Tuesday he was retiring from the Kansas House because of health reasons. Hibbard, 74, sent out a newsletter to...