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Senate urges Kelly to reprioritize prisoners for vaccines

The Kansas Senate on Thursday rebuked Gov. Laura Kelly for putting prisoners in line for COVID-19 vaccines ahead of the general public, a move...

Lawmakers seek vaccine details from health secretary

Republican lawmakers on Tuesday peppered the state's top doctor with questions about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, expressing frustration they couldn't glean more details about...

Sunday Reader: Statehouse races targeted; Mail ballots soar

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

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

(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

(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

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

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

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

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