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Sunday Reader: Statehouse races targeted; Mail ballots soar

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Good morning: Well, we all are set to return to Topeka this week. Everyone is wondering how long this special session will last? Let's keep our...

Caution urged for lawmakers returning April 27

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State Health Secretary Lee Norman on Monday sounded a word of caution about lawmakers returning for their wrapup session shortly after the coronavirus is...

UPDATED: Kansas stymied enforcing new federal tobacco law

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(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...

UPDATED: Attorney general calls for indoor ban on e-cigarettes

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(Updated to include link to bill) Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Wednesday called for a law that would ban e-cigarettes and vaping at most...

Sunday Reader: Rebuilding Eco Devo; Homelessness rises

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Good morning everyone, and happy holidays. This will be our last Sunday roundup for the year. We know this is one of the most read items...

Sunday Reader: Watkins loses fundraiser; Medicaid fraud

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Good morning everyone: It's Thanksgiving week. So we can only hope things will slow down a little bit. (They never really do, but we can...

Lawmakers cautioned on Medicaid work requirement

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State health Secretary Lee Norman on Tuesday warned lawmakers that adding a work requirement for Medicaid expansion could drive up the cost of the...

Senate Medicaid plan advances but faces opposition

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The slow legislative slog toward expanding Medicaid in Kansas started Wednesday when Senate Republicans for the first time offered up a plan to compete...

Sunday Reader: Pricey noncampaign; Kansas lawsuit culture

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Good morning everyone: It seems these days we're scrounging for stories, an unusual trend since we started this little news service back in February 2018....

UPDATED: Kelly names new KDHE secretary

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(Updated to reflect that Jeff Andersen was appointed by Brownback sted Colyer) Democratic Gov.-elect Laura Kelly on Monday named the Kansas state surgeon and the...