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Oklahoma education superintendent under fire for anti-LGBTQ rhetoric
Oklahoma education superintendent under fire for anti-LGBTQ rhetoric

LGBTQ youth consistently report higher rates of bullying, threats, injuries from a weapon, and missed school because of safety concerns, according to the CDC.

Kansas House awaits introduction of Senate bill creating medical cannabis pilot program

Kansas House awaits introduction of Senate bill creating medical cannabis pilot program

The Kansas House calmly went through the motions of passing a bill making certain the state’s list of controlled substances was compliant with federal law. Rep. Silas Miller stepped forward with an amendment to delist marijuana entirely.

Deal reached to avoid partial government shutdown Friday

Deal reached to avoid partial government shutdown Friday

House and Senate leaders on Wednesday reached a bipartisan deal to avert a partial government shutdown ahead of Friday's looming deadline.

Appeals court denies request to delay $464M fraud judgment after Trump offers to post $100M bond

Appeals court denies request to delay $464M fraud judgment after Trump offers to post $100M bond

A New York appellate court on Wednesday denied Donald Trump's attempt to freeze the judgment in his civil fraud case.

McConnell will step down as the Senate Republican leader in November after a record run in the job

McConnell will step down as the Senate Republican leader in November after a record run in the job

Mitch McConnell says he'll step down as Senate Republican leader in November.

States offer services for disabled kids, then make their families wait 10 years for them

States offer services for disabled kids, then make their families wait 10 years for them

In Kansas, legislative committees planned Wednesday to consider proposals for higher funding. But even with more funds, it could take years to eliminate the state's waiting lists.

President Biden and Trump win Michigan primaries, edging closer to a rematch

President Biden and Trump win Michigan primaries, edging closer to a rematch

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump won the Michigan primaries on Tuesday, further solidifying the all-but-certain rematch between the two men.

Important dates for voting in Presidential Preference Primary election

Important dates for voting in Presidential Preference Primary election

Statewide advance voting begins February 28, when advance ballots by mail are transmitted, and in-person advance voting may begin depending on county. The preference primary location is held March 19.

By defining sex, some states are denying transgender people legal recognition

By defining sex, some states are denying transgender people legal recognition

Kansas enacted a law last year that ended legal recognition of transgender identities. The measure says there are only two sexes, male and female, that are based on a person’s 'biological reproductive system' at birth.

Phones are distracting students in class. More states are pressing schools to ban them

Phones are distracting students in class. More states are pressing schools to ban them

Oklahoma, Vermont and Kansas have recently introduced what is becoming known as 'phone-free schools' legislation.

Letter containing white powder sent to Donald Trump Jr.'s home

Letter containing white powder sent to Donald Trump Jr.'s home

Emergency crews responded Monday after a letter containing an unidentified white powder was sent to the Florida home of Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of former President and GOP front-runner Donald Trump.

Sedgwick County students create new 'I Voted' sticker designs

Sedgwick County students create new 'I Voted' sticker designs

Some Sedgwick County students are combining art with politics by submitting drawings for the “I voted” sticker contest for the upcoming election.  

Donald Trump appeals $454 million judgment in New York civil fraud case

Donald Trump appeals $454 million judgment in New York civil fraud case

The former president’s lawyers filed a notice of appeal Monday asking the state’s mid-level appeals court to overturn Judge Arthur Engoron’s Feb. 16 verdict in Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit.

Man guilty in Black transgender woman's killing in 1st federal hate crime trial over gender identity

Man guilty in Black transgender woman's killing in 1st federal hate crime trial over gender identity

Jurors decided Friday that Daqua Lameek Ritter fatally shot Dime Doe in 2019, because of her gender identity.

Air Force member has died after setting himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in DC

Air Force member has died after setting himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in DC

Bushnell had walked up to the embassy shortly before 1 p.m. on Sunday and began livestreaming on the video streaming platform Twitch, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.

Koch-backed group halts financial support for Haley

Koch-backed group halts financial support for Haley

Seidel wrote that AFP remains confident in its endorsement and still supports Haley but recognizes the challenges moving forward into the next primary states.

Biden is summoning congressional leaders to the White House to talk Ukraine and government funding

Biden is summoning congressional leaders to the White House to talk Ukraine and government funding

The Republican-led House is facing lots of pressure to pass a $95 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and other national security priorities.

Trump wins South Carolina, beating Haley in her home state and further closing in on GOP nomination

Trump wins South Carolina, beating Haley in her home state and further closing in on GOP nomination

Trump did not even have to mount a vigorous campaign, making few appearances and spending relatively little money.

With judgment entered in Trump fraud case, clock starts on his $454M penalty

With judgment entered in Trump fraud case, clock starts on his $454M penalty

The clerk for New York County's Supreme Court signed and entered the judgment order in former President Donald Trump's $355 million civil fraud case Friday.

Trump says he ‘strongly supports’ IVF and calls on Alabama lawmakers to protect access

Trump says he ‘strongly supports’ IVF and calls on Alabama lawmakers to protect access

Some anti-abortion advocates have suggested courts should go further to rule embryos are children, which would sharply ramp up restrictions on treatments like IVF.

Ex-Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson says photo refutes Biden impeachment witness's claims

Ex-Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson says photo refutes Biden impeachment witness's claims

Her attorney shared a photo he says refutes a claim by witness Tony Bobulinski.

Bible-quoting Alabama chief justice sparks church-state debate in embryo ruling

Bible-quoting Alabama chief justice sparks church-state debate in embryo ruling

When the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are considered children under state law, its chief justice had a higher authority in mind.

Trump's lawyers call for dismissal of classified documents case, citing presidential immunity

Trump's lawyers call for dismissal of classified documents case, citing presidential immunity

Trump's lawyers claim in part that presidential immunity protects him from prosecution — an argument they have already submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in his election interference case.

New poll says Republicans support Medicaid expansion, legislative leadership calls it misleading

New poll says Republicans support Medicaid expansion, legislative leadership calls it misleading

A new poll released Thursday shows Medicaid Expansion as popular with Kansas Republican voters, too, despite party leadership's opposition.

'Little dark secret': DEA agent on trial accused of taking $250K in bribes from Mafia

'Little dark secret': DEA agent on trial accused of taking $250K in bribes from Mafia

He denies the charges of bribery, conspiracy and obstruction of justice that could put him behind bars for life.

New York AG says she’ll seize Donald Trump’s property if he can’t pay $454 million civil fraud debt

New York AG says she’ll seize Donald Trump’s property if he can’t pay $454 million civil fraud debt

With interest, he owes the state nearly $454 million — and the amount is going up by $87,502 each day until he pays.