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Kansas unemployment rate rockets upward in April

The unemployment rate in Kansas soared to its highest point in more than 40 years as it more than tripled in April as the...

UPDATED: Governor rolls out plan for reopening Kansas economy

(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...

When federal stimulus dollars don’t go far enough

The stimulus money looks tantalizing. An estimated $1.25 billion. It would be almost enough to cover the state's decline in revenues for this year and next. But...

Sunday Reader: Davids’ new campaign manager; Easter poll

Good morning everyone: We're back at it this week in good health and pounding out the copy you've come to expect each week wrapping up...

UPDATED: Plumber Bob Hamilton joins U.S. Senate race

(Updated to reflect comments from the Kobach and Marshall campaign. It also includes the Hamilton campaign's response to a blog posting. Edits throughout) Overland Park...

Legislature tackles student-athlete endorsements

Kansas is joining the wave of states nationally seeking to allow college athletes to profit from their names, likenesses and images. Athletic directors from the...

Kansas wins identity theft case at U.S. Supreme Court

Kansas prevailed at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday when the justices found that federal immigration law doesn't override the state's prosecution of identity...

Electing county appraisers: Would it curb taxes?

The new solution to rising property taxes? Hold the county appraisers accountable — at the polls. Lawmakers on Wednesday took up a bill that would make the...

Senate leadership divide grows over Medicaid expansion

The divide between top Republican leaders in the Kansas Senate widened Monday over attempts to link Medicaid expansion to a constitutional amendment on abortion. Senate...

UPDATED: Kansas stymied enforcing new federal tobacco law

(Updated to clarify that local governments could enforce  21-age ordinances) A federal law setting 21 as the new age for legally purchasing tobacco products may not...