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Kansas Senate overrides governor’s veto of redistricting map, setting up critical vote in House

By Stephen Koranda  A last-ditch effort to override the governor’s veto of a controversial congressional redistricting plan succeeded in the Kansas Senate Tuesday, setting up a high-stakes vote in the

By Stephen Koranda  A last-ditch effort to override the governor’s veto of a controversial congressional redistricting plan succeeded in the Kansas Senate Tuesday, setting up a high-stakes vote in the


Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoes GOP congressional map that divides part of WyCo from JoCo

By Stephen Koranda, Jim McLean  Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly used her veto pen Thursday to strike down a congressional redistricting plan pushed by Republicans that critics say was gerrymandered

By Stephen Koranda, Jim McLean  Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly used her veto pen Thursday to strike down a congressional redistricting plan pushed by Republicans that critics say was gerrymandered



COVID-19 is forcing Kansas schools to close. A JoCo lawmaker’s long-shot bill would allow more remote learning

By Suzanne Perez As a growing number of Kansas schools cancel classes because of COVID-19 outbreaks or staff shortages, one Johnson County lawmaker wants to let districts avoid shutdowns by

By Suzanne Perez As a growing number of Kansas schools cancel classes because of COVID-19 outbreaks or staff shortages, one Johnson County lawmaker wants to let districts avoid shutdowns by



Kansas doctors plead for people to take COVID precautions as patients die waiting for care at hospitals

By Suzanne Perez Health care officials across Kansas and Missouri issued a dire warning Wednesday that COVID-19 has reached new and alarming crisis levels throughout the region. Hospitals struggling to

By Suzanne Perez Health care officials across Kansas and Missouri issued a dire warning Wednesday that COVID-19 has reached new and alarming crisis levels throughout the region. Hospitals struggling to



Overworked former JoCo teacher has ‘nothing left to give’ public schools, and she’s not alone

By Suzanne Perez Kelly Kluthe is one of those rock-star science teachers schools need. She landed an innovative teaching grant at Olathe West High. She speaks at national conferences about

By Suzanne Perez Kelly Kluthe is one of those rock-star science teachers schools need. She landed an innovative teaching grant at Olathe West High. She speaks at national conferences about



Kansas lawmakers pass bill allowing exemptions to vaccine mandates, and the governor will sign it

By Jim McLean  Republicans in the Kansas Legislature used a one-day special session to pass legislation aimed at circumventing Democratic President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The bill approved late

By Jim McLean  Republicans in the Kansas Legislature used a one-day special session to pass legislation aimed at circumventing Democratic President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The bill approved late



For hundreds of Afghan evacuees, the next stop is Kansas

By David Condos, High Plains Public Radio Hundreds of people evacuated from Afghanistan will start new lives in Kansas over the next few months. That has refugee resettlement groups rallying

By David Condos, High Plains Public Radio Hundreds of people evacuated from Afghanistan will start new lives in Kansas over the next few months. That has refugee resettlement groups rallying




How Johnson County’s growing population could impact Kansas’ new political maps

Johnson County poll worker

By Abigail Censky  Without a single new boundary line drawn for the congressional and legislative districts, Republicans running redistricting in Kansas find themselves under fire. Democrats argue that 14 town

By Abigail Censky  Without a single new boundary line drawn for the congressional and legislative districts, Republicans running redistricting in Kansas find themselves under fire. Democrats argue that 14 town