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Here’s what Kansas lawmakers have (and haven’t) done halfway through the session

By Stephen Koranda and Daniel Caudill TOPEKA, Kansas — Kansas lawmakers passed an important milestone this week: the midpoint deadline called “turnaround.” In simple terms, it means most bills must

By Stephen Koranda and Daniel Caudill TOPEKA, Kansas — Kansas lawmakers passed an important milestone this week: the midpoint deadline called “turnaround.” In simple terms, it means most bills must


Kansas records show 4 Medicaid abortions in 7 years

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen TOPEKA, Kansas — Republican legislative leaders blocking a push to give Medicaid coverage to about 130,000 more Kansans say they fear the expansion’s impact on publicly funded

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen TOPEKA, Kansas — Republican legislative leaders blocking a push to give Medicaid coverage to about 130,000 more Kansans say they fear the expansion’s impact on publicly funded





Almost all vaping flavors would be banned under Kansas proposal

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen TOPEKA, Kansas — A proposal to ban all fruity and sweet vaping flavors in Kansas has upset both pro-vaping and anti-tobacco groups. Hundreds of popular flavors would

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen TOPEKA, Kansas — A proposal to ban all fruity and sweet vaping flavors in Kansas has upset both pro-vaping and anti-tobacco groups. Hundreds of popular flavors would


While Kansas legislature works on proposed Constitutional amendment on abortion, here’s what the state’s laws allow today

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen Kansans will likely vote this August on whether to become the fourth state to enshrine in their constitution that abortion isn’t a right. Anti-abortion activists say Kansas

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen Kansans will likely vote this August on whether to become the fourth state to enshrine in their constitution that abortion isn’t a right. Anti-abortion activists say Kansas


At first debate in Olathe, Republican candidates argue over who would best support Trump in the Senate

By Jim McLean Candidates determined to keep Kansas’ U.S. Senate seats in Republican hands quarreled Saturday over immigration, health care and federal spending, but no topic was more debated than

By Jim McLean Candidates determined to keep Kansas’ U.S. Senate seats in Republican hands quarreled Saturday over immigration, health care and federal spending, but no topic was more debated than







Aetna errors kicked 42 people off Medicaid in Kansas, leaving state to clean up

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen Dozens of primarily elderly or disabled Kansans lost their Medicaid coverage because of errors made by Aetna. Staff at the state health department discovered the problem, restored

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen Dozens of primarily elderly or disabled Kansans lost their Medicaid coverage because of errors made by Aetna. Staff at the state health department discovered the problem, restored


In Kansas, shifting the power balance between renters and landlords

By Nomin Ujiyediin Mold. No heat in the winter. Leaking roofs. The most common complaints Teresa Baker hears about rental housing in Kansas revolve around poor living conditions that violate

By Nomin Ujiyediin Mold. No heat in the winter. Leaking roofs. The most common complaints Teresa Baker hears about rental housing in Kansas revolve around poor living conditions that violate