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Legislature crafting COVID-19 plan for upcoming session

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Legislative staff is developing a plan for how lawmakers can meet as COVID-19 cases take a deeper hold on a state that's now grappling...

UPDATED: Kelly issues new face mask order

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday signed a new executive order requiring face masks, this one intended to get more counties to buy into the...

Pandemic politics: Who wins, who loses?

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For many weeks, Kansas Democrats have been blowing the whistle on Republican candidates not wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each time a leading Republican...

Bollier, Marshall tangle over health care, guns in debate

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U.S. Senate candidates Roger Marshall and Barbara Bollier squared off in a debate Thursday night over whose approach was better for responding to the...

UPDATED: Finance Council rejects $400 unemployment benefit

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(Updated with more complete reporting and edits throughout) The State Finance Council on Thursday rejected Gov. Laura Kelly's plan to spend $63 million to fund...

Sunday Reader: Billboard flap; Mood of Kansas businesses

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Good morning everyone: It was wall-to-wall coverage of Aaron Coleman and the House race for District 37 last week. Can't remember a time when one race...

UPDATED: House speaker reveals July COVID-19 diagnosis

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(Updated to include reaction from governor; new response from the speaker) House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. on Thursday revealed that he had been diagnosed and...

Candidates navigate pandemic waters

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By Roxie Hammill Sunflower State Journal In so many ways, 2020 has been a year like no other for political campaigning. Parades, county fairs, cocktail party fundraisers...

Sunday Reader: Kobach ad flap, Pandemic politics

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Good morning everyone: We hope everyone is healthy this Sunday morning. A very busy political week with key Farm Bureau endorsements, U.S. Senate candidates David...

UPDATED: Governor rolls out plan for reopening Kansas economy

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(Updated to include comments from the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, Senate President Susan Wagle and House Republican leadership) Walking a tightrope between "non-negotiable public health...