Kansas reduces payments to prison health care company

The company that provides health care in Kansas prison is being paid millions less than it is due because it didn't meet some of the agreement's terms
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Partisan sniping follows passage of Kansas pensions measure

A public pensions funding bill has passed the Kansas Legislature unanimously but touched off partisan sniping
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Kansas House committee votes to keep death penalty in place

A Kansas House committee has narrowly voted to keep the state's death penalty law in place
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Gov. Kelly issues disaster declaration ahead of winter storm

Gov. Laura Kelly has declared a disaster emergency in anticipation of a winter storm forecast to bring blizzard conditions to parts of the state Saturday
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Kansas House panel rejects same-day voter registration bill

A Republican-controlled legislative committee has rejected a Democratic proposal to allow Kansas residents to register to vote on the same day they cast their b
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Rural Kansas lawmakers push Farm Bureau health coverage plan

Rural state lawmakers are pushing a plan to allow the Kansas Farm Bureau to offer health insurance coverage to members without having to comply with federal man
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Plaque honoring civil rights icon stolen from Topeka bridge

Topeka police say a plaque honoring a civil rights icon has been stolen from a Topeka bridge
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Kansas senators worry about precedent in border declaration

Kansas' two Republican U.S. senators worry about the precedent set by President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the border with Mexico to
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Kansas GOP picks Kansas City-area attorney as new chairman

Republican activists in Kansas have named a Kansas City-area attorney as the party's new state chairman
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Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining US stores

Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its U.S. stores, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us that have liquidated in the last year
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Kansas' abortion uncertainty fuels response to New York law

Kansas abortion opponents are as eager as ever to impose new restrictions but stymied by an uncertain state legal climate, so they're focusing on condemning New
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Road crew staffing spotlighted in Kansas budget debate

Kansas has a 100 percent annual turnover rate among entry-level equipment operators in highway maintenance crews
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Woman dies after hitting snow plow amid latest winter blast

A wintry mix of snow and ice has closed schools, government offices and several universities and caused another deadly wreck in Kansas
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Clash in Kansas over tax relief quickly coming to a head

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's election victory and gains in the Kansas Legislature by conservative Republicans are setting up a clash over tax relief that is qu
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Topeka man who fled DUI stop sentenced for having weapon

A 30-year-old Topeka man who led police on a chase to avoid stopping at a DUI checkpoint has been sentenced on a firearms charge
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Kansas spent at least $414,000 repairing prisons after riots

Kansas says it spent at least $414,000 repairing damage and replacing equipment after inmate riots at three of its prisons in 2017 and 2018
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KBI to investigate reports of Catholic clergy sex abuse

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says it is investigating reports of sexual abuse by clergy in the state's four Catholic dioceses
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Kansas governor tries to sell wary retirees on pensions plan

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly is trying to sell wary retired teachers and government workers on her plan to reduce the state's annual payments to its public pensi
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$1 million Powerball prize sold in Kansas still unclaimed

Kansas Lottery officials are urging people to check their Powerball tickets from Dec. 29
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Kansas tax collections $49M short of expectations in January

Kansas says it collected $49 million less in taxes than anticipated in January, giving Gov. Laura Kelly and lawmakers a dose of bad news as they consider budget
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AG files appeal to allow telemedicine abortion ban in Kansas

Kansas is appealing a judge's ruling that allows telemedicine abortions in the state even though legislators have enacted three laws against them within eight y
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Kansas GOP's fiscal moves would thwart Democratic governor

Republican lawmakers in Kansas have advanced tax relief and pension proposals that would thwart Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's plans for boosting spending on pub
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The Latest: Kelly aide: Kansas GOP tax bill 'irresponsible'

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's chief spokeswoman is calling a Republican tax relief bill "irresponsible."
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GOP defections boost Democratic ranks in 3 legislatures

Lawmakers defecting from the Republican Party have boosted the Democratic ranks in three state legislatures
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