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Kelly announces new labor secretary

Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday announced the hiring of a city official from Lawrence  to take the helm of the state's beleagured Labor Department. Kelly...

Kansas jobless claims highest since pandemic started

Kansas jobless claims are shooting up to a level not seen since the COVID-19 pandemic started, reflecting new trouble for the state as it...

ACLU’s legal director departs

American Civil Liberties Union legal director Lauren Bonds, once described as "quiet thunder," is stepping down after playing a pivotal role in the group's...

Mann makes staff annnouncements

As he sets up shop, Congressman-elect Tracey Mann on Friday announced he's hired a couple of staffers who have experience with U.S. Sen. Jerry...

Kansas sees new surge in jobless claims

Jobless claims in Kansas are surging again, signaling the state could hit another rough economic patch as the spread of COVID-19 continues to accelerate. Initial...

Universities facing $1.2 billion maintenance backlog, report says

A new report shows that state universities are facing a $1.2 billion maintenance backlog, an increase of about $332 million since a less intensive...

Kansas birthrate hits new record low

The Kansas birthrate bottomed out in 2019, falling to its lowest point in more than 100 years and raising concerns about the state's economy...

Legislature’s top tax expert retiring

The Legislature's top tax expert is retiring from the research department after 34 years. Chris Courtwright, a veteran of three decades of debates over tax...

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...

UPDATED: Governor names KU official new cabinet secretary

(Upated to reflect developments from 9:15 a.m. news conference) Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday morning named an official from the University of Kansas with experience...