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Judge refuses to stay order over voter citizenship

Posted: 05/07/2014 - U.S. District Eric Melgren on Wednesday denied requests from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and voting rights groups to stay his ruling while the case goes to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Civil rights group says public schools face attack

Posted: 05/07/2014 - A new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center says public schools are under attack from conservative groups opposed to new education standards and federal intrusion into local issues.

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Time short for critics of Kansas senator's filing

Posted: 05/07/2014 - A deadline is looming for critics of Sen. Pat Roberts who want to challenge his right to run for re-election amid allegations that Roberts is not truly a Kansas resident.

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Obama takes humorous jabs at health care stumble

Posted: 05/04/2014 - Little was sacred when President Barack Obama handed out playful but pointed jabs before a hotel ballroom full of politicians, journalists and media celebrities -- not even his own health care plan.

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Arkansas AG supports gay marriage, will defend ban

Posted: 05/03/2014 - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he supports allowing same-sex couples to wed, but will continue defending the state constitution's ban on gay marriage.

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Kansas House blocks repeal of green energy rule

Posted: 05/02/2014 - A vote in the Kansas House appears to have saved a state requirement for utilities to rely on wind and other renewable resources to generate some of their electricity.

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Kansas Senate approves prairie chicken bill

Posted: 05/02/2014 - The Kansas Senate has approved legislation declaring that the federal government has no authority to regulate prairie chickens in the state.

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UPDATE: Kansas Senate adopts budget bill

Updated: 05/02/2014 - Kansas senators have approved a budget that completes spending for state agencies for 2015, including bonuses for state workers and funds to shrink a waiting list of disabled people needing health services.

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House votes to fix appropriations process

Posted: 04/30/2014 - Lawmakers voted 416-1 to approve a bipartisan $71 billion measure that would fund the Veterans Affairs Department and construction projects on military bases.

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