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Tuesday, Governor Laura Kelly reaches the 100 day milestone of her time in office. That's the point where political analysts generally judge how a politician is doing. So, what's changed? Has the state improved?
New Kansas law helps domestic violence victims out of leases without crazy costs
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has signed a bill into law that will protect domestic violence victims who must unexpectedly break a lease.
Kansas' new governor vetoes mandate on abortion 'reversal'
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Kansas to allow Farm Bureau health coverage avoid ACA rules
Kansas will allow its state Farm Bureau to offer health care coverage that doesn't satisfy the Affordable Care Act.
Mueller reveals Trump's attempts to choke off Russia probe
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Former inmate, current mayor offers hope to graduates
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Kelly signs National Guard counseling bill
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New Kansas law would let you vote anywhere in your county on Election Day
"The benefit for voters is that you're going to have much more flexibility, you're not tied to that one specific polling location on Election Day," said Tabitha Lehman, Sedgwick County Election Commissioner. The governor signed into law a 21st Century method of voting in Kansas on Tuesday morning. Will your county take advantage of this new option? "I think anything that brings us into the modern age is great," said Ryan Henry, a Wichita area voter. ...
Governor signs bill to move Kansas toward hemp production
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School bus drivers lobby for unemployment benefits over summer break
"As a parent, wouldn't you want good quality personnel looking over your children?" said Bobby Thomas, a former school bus driver in Wichita. School bus drivers who work for private companies, like First Student in Wichita, say it's time they became eligible for unemployment over the summer break.
GOP leader seeks to bar Kansas governor from naming judge
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Is it too late for Medicaid expansion in Kansas?
"I just hope something is changed," said Chevy Easter Thursday. He's talking about possibility of expanding Medicaid. It could be too late, though, for Medicaid expansion in Kansas and other states that haven't already done it.
Texas legislators considering making abortion potentially punishable by death
Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow a woman who undergoes an abortion procedure to possibly be charged with capital murder -- a crime punishable by death in Texas.
Former Starbucks CEO asks Kansans to help him decide on presidential run
"If I was elected president I would do everything humanly possible to work with both sides," Howard Schultz told a crowd in McPherson Wednesday afternoon. "I would be there for the right reasons."
Kansas governor speaks out against 'all-punitive' prison system
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly says she wants to move the state's prison system from being "all-punitive to much more therapeutic."
Laura Kelly stops in Wichita for Kansan to Kansan tour
Hundreds of people gathered to ask the Governor about her first few months at the helm. The governor just celebrated the boost to education funding, but Kansans had other concerns and she was in town to answer them.
Former Starbucks CEO launches Midwest tour, says he'd win with GOP votes
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz launched a heartland tour in reliably GOP Kansas on Tuesday, saying he can win the presidential race as an independent candidate by drawing much of his support from disaffected Republicans.
Council delays decision on North Riverside cell phone tower
"It's the way we work. So now it's back in their lap and that'll be fine. We'll do what we can for it," said Francene Sharp, who showed up at Tuesday's Wichita City Council meeting with a "No Tower" sign.
Missouri bill would bar discrimination for not vaccinating
Missouri lawmakers are considering enacting a ban on discrimination against unvaccinated children.
Conservatives push Kris Kobach for Homeland Security head
Outside allies of President Donald Trump have launched a public campaign urging him to nominate former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as his next secretary of Homeland Security.
Medicaid expansion fight delaying work on next Kansas budget
A legislative fight over expanding Medicaid in Kansas is delaying approval of the state's next annual budget as expansion supporters try to keep opponents from blocking it for another year.
Riverside neighborhood upset by cell tower plan
"I'm very much against it and most of the people in Riverside are against it," said Eric Kidwell. He's among dozens of homeowners in the Riverside neighborhood gearing up to stop an 80-foot-tall cell phone tower from going in down the street.
President Trump's approval rating above 50% in Kansas, poll shows
A poll conducted by the Morning Consult shows a slight majority of registered voters in Kansas support President Donald Trump.
Kansas Senate sends school funding bill to governor
The Kansas House has approved Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's plan for increasing public school funding in hopes of satisfying a court mandate.
More than 750,000 could lose food stamps under President Trump’s proposal
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Lawsuit challenges Kansas policy on banners
A federal lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the three college students who were detained after unfurling banners at the Kansas Statehouse in support of Medicaid expansion.
Kansas GOP struggles for votes to override tax relief veto
Top Republican lawmakers in Kansas are struggling to find enough GOP votes to override Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's veto of a tax relief bill despite a strong push to save the measure from the state Republican Party.
Missouri House votes to allow Bible courses in public school
Missouri House lawmakers have passed legislation to allow public schools to offer elective social studies classes on the Bible.
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- Pete Buttigieg is suddenly the hottest ticket for Democratic donors in the 2020 presidential contest.Pete Buttigieg is suddenly the hottest ticket for Democratic donors in the 2020 presidential contest.
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- The Supreme Court is grappling with a Wisconsin law similar to many nationwide that allows law enforcement to draw blood without a warrant from suspected drunken drivers who have become unconscious.The Supreme Court is grappling with a Wisconsin law similar to many nationwide that allows law enforcement to draw blood without a warrant from suspected drunken drivers who have become unconscious.
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