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Sunflower Sunday Reader: Newby’s D.C. trouble and more

Good morning: The week ended in a news explosion with a major Supreme Court decision on education and perhaps a more significant ruling that tossed...

Insurance Department settles legal dispute over fee sweeps

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt announced Tuesday morning that a settlement has been reached in a legal dispute with the executive branch over money...

UPDATED: Roberts announces retirement after four terms in Senate

(Updated to reflect comments from Roberts news conference; comment from attorney general on political future; edits throughout) After nearly 40 years, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts...

UPDATED: Schwab announces staff appointments

(Updated to correct Jeff King's title in the Senate) Secretary of State-elect Scott Schwab on Wednesday announced the hiring of new staffers, including a political...

Kansas judicial branch adopts new parental leave policy

Outgoing Republican Jeff Colyer's parental leave idea for state employees is catching on elsewhere in state government. The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday announced it...

Lawmakers put off decision on paid parental leave

Leading lawmakers on Thursday delayed deciding whether to extend outgoing Gov. Jeff Colyer's paid parental leave benefit to legislative branch employees. The Legislative Coordinating Council...

What to do about Michael Capps?

Less than four months ago, Republican state Rep. Michael Capps of Wichita was not even wanted in his own party. He went on local television...

Most adults support Kelly in governor’s race, new poll shows

A majority of Kansas adults plan to vote for Democrat Laura Kelly over Republican Kris Kobach, according to a new poll by Fort Hays...

Judge says Insurance Department likely to win fee sweeps lawsuit

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer lost a short-term battle. He may very well win the long-term war. A Shawnee County judge has denied the Insurance Department's...

Kansas governor’s race: Will big business come home for Kobach?

Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach didn't need to raise much money to win the GOP nomination for governor. Running mate Wink HartmanĀ  injected about...