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UPDATE: Kansas legislators hear death penalty measures

Updated: 01/16/2014 - Kansas legislators have heard debate on proposals to abolish the state's death penalty law, hearing emotional pleas from families of murder victims not to reopen painful wounds from the past.

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UPDATE: Kansas Senate panel takes up tougher crime measures

Updated: 01/15/2014 - Top prosecutors are urging a Kansas Senate committee to take a harder stance on certain murder sentences, including increasing the penalty for premeditated first-degree murder to a mandatory 50 years to life in prison.

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Legislature drug testing includes no penalties

Posted: 12/20/2013 - A man chosen to administer a new drug testing program for state lawmakers say those who fail the tests won't be penalized, and their names might not be made public.

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Conservative group endorses Kansas challenger

Posted: 12/19/2013 - A hard-right conservative group led by former Kansas Congressman Jim Ryun is endorsing a Republican who is trying to oust three-term GOP Sen. Pat Roberts.

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