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Kansas Supreme Court upholds GOP-drawn congressional map that splits up 3rd District

By Dylan Lysen  The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a congressional map drawn by lawmakers is legal under the Kansas Constitution. That creates a landmark decision in the state

By Dylan Lysen  The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a congressional map drawn by lawmakers is legal under the Kansas Constitution. That creates a landmark decision in the state





Kansas Supreme Court to decide if state’s new congressional map is gerrymandered — What you need to know

By Dylan Lysen Connie Brown Collins felt ecstatic when a Wyandotte County judge recently struck down a congressional redistricting map drawn by the Republican-led Kansas Legislature. The Kansas City, Kansas,

By Dylan Lysen Connie Brown Collins felt ecstatic when a Wyandotte County judge recently struck down a congressional redistricting map drawn by the Republican-led Kansas Legislature. The Kansas City, Kansas,





Kansas Senate approves bill that would allow parents to challenge lesson plans and books in schools

By Jim McLean Republicans have pushed a bill through the Kansas Senate aimed at addressing conservative anger over how issues of race, gender and sexuality are being handled in classrooms

By Jim McLean Republicans have pushed a bill through the Kansas Senate aimed at addressing conservative anger over how issues of race, gender and sexuality are being handled in classrooms



Controversial redistricting map that breaks off part of WyCo from JoCo likely headed to court after House overrides veto

By Jim McLean, Stephen Koranda The Kansas House voted Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of a controversial congressional redistricting plan, which means the map is approved and

By Jim McLean, Stephen Koranda The Kansas House voted Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of a controversial congressional redistricting plan, which means the map is approved and


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


A Johnson County woman created a blood drive before she died. It’s needed now more than ever

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen In the last year of Katie Scott’s life, blood transfusions made all the difference. The Johnson County native needed them regularly — as often as every other

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen In the last year of Katie Scott’s life, blood transfusions made all the difference. The Johnson County native needed them regularly — as often as every other