| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:56 PM
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The federal government shutdown that has idled hundreds of thousands of workers is starting to ripple through states, which are now laying off employees and warning of thousands of additional furloughs if the budget...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Plum Island in Long Island Sound is a remarkable place, both ecologically and scientifically. It should be made into mostly a national wildlife preserve rather than be auctioned off.
Federal wheels are in motion to sell it to the highest bidder,...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:16 AM
(AP) - Democrat Paul Davis is officially entering the 2014 Kansas governor's race, announcing his plans to challenge Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.
Davis, the House minority leader and Lawrence attorney, announced his plans Tuesday through social...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:09 PM
Many disability advocates are praising state leaders for making what they call a step in the right direction.
Governor Sam Brownback says his administration will release $37 million over the next two years. That money was set aside by lawmakers earlier...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 2:36 PM
(AP) - Gov. Sam Brownback has declared a state of disaster emergency for 62 counties hit by severe storms and flooding.
The declaration issued Friday authorizes state resources to provide emergency assistance. Brownback said in a written statement...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 1:28 PM
For the first time since July of 2012, the state of Kansas drops or decreases the emergency drought status for some Kansas counties.
Monday Governor Sam Brownback updated a drought declaration for Kansas. Western Kansas remains in a drought emergency...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 1:35 PM
A select legislative committee has finished work on a proposal to amend the Kansas "Hard 50" prison sentence in the wake of a June U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
The panel of House and Senate judiciary leaders voted Monday to recommend the bill's...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:41 AM
In the interest of protecting public safety and in response to a request from Attorney General Derek Schmidt, Governor Sam Brownback will call the Legislature into special session at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3.
The Attorney General formally requested the...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 1:06 PM
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -
Evening Update: A Wichita defense attorney says he doesn't see the need for a special session of the Kansas Legislature to consider rewriting the state's "Hard 50" sentencing law.
Richard Ney was skeptical Thursday of Attorney...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 8:26 AM
State leaders say Kansas is growing, and the southwest part of the state can have a big impact.
Governor Sam Brownback toured southwest Kansas and spoke in Dodge City on Tuesday. Community leaders there talked about things like economic growth,...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Some prominent Kansas Democrats expect their party's top candidate for governor to emerge by Labor Day for a challenge to Republican incumbent Sam Brownback.
The Democrats most often mentioned as potential candidates are Kansas House Minority...