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COVID-19 has Kansas lawmakers pondering broader oversight

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas have started pushing to give more of their colleagues a say in how the state manages protracted emergencies such as the coronavirus pandemic after months of conflict between them and Democratic...

 

Kansas Senate debate sees clashes on Supreme Court, climate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Republican nominee for Kansas' open Senate seat called Saturday for quick action to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and dismissed his Democratic opponent's disavowal of Green New Deal...

 

Kansas Republican's Senate ad relies on out-of-context clips

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Roger Marshall is using out-of-context clips from Democrat Barbara Bollier's ads in a television spot in which his campaign argues that she's trying to hide liberal views from voters, suggesting the GOP doesn't have...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    August 30, 2020

2 Kansas doctors but differing COVID-19 takes in Senate race

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall's audience of about 40 people packed a banquet room in a Kansas City-area bistro. No one wore a mask during his lunchtime remarks about the coronavirus. The Republican nominee for Kansas' open...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    August 30, 2020

Kansas candidate admitting abuse had liberal message, base

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 19-year-old Kansas House candidate who admitted to circulating revenge porn and abusing young girls online narrowly won his primary race this month with an appeal to young, liberal voters in a safe Democratic district after...

 

9 Greek houses at University of Kansas told to quarantine

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Health officials ordered residents of nine University of Kansas fraternity and sorority chapter houses to quarantine for two weeks following a coronavirus outbreak on campus. The university opened its fall semester Monday with...

 

Kansas sees schools moving online, crowd size reductions

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two large Kansas school districts moved classes online for middle and high-schoolers while public health officials in Topeka imposed stricter crowd size limits to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The Wichita school district,...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    August 20, 2020

'Satanist' ex-soldier sentenced to 2 1/2 years in bomb plot

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An ex-soldier described by prosecutors as a Satanist and linked to a neo-Nazi group was sentenced Wednesday to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for distributing information through social media about building a bomb and making...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    August 16, 2020

Kansas sees biggest 7-day jump in reported coronavirus cases

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas on Monday reported its biggest seven-day increase in novel coronavirus cases since the pandemic began as the total number exceeded 35,000. The state Department of Health and Environment said Kansas had another 1,282...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    August 14, 2020

19-year-old leading in Kansas admits blackmail, revenge porn

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats are scrambling to deal with the strong possibility that a 19-year-old candidate for a Kansas House seat in Kansas City will unseat a veteran lawmaker despite making incendiary comments on social media and...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    August 7, 2020

Governor tests negative; Kansas COVID-19 cases jump past 30K

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly tested negative for the coronavirus Friday as a Republican legislative leader faced criticism from some Democrats for not telling colleagues until this week that he'd been infected and hospitalized before...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    August 6, 2020

Rep. Marshall's primary win in Kansas buoys GOP Senate hopes

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans brimmed with newfound confidence Wednesday about keeping an open Senate seat in Kansas after establishment-backed Rep. Roger Marshall won the party's nomination, advancing to face an unusually formidable Democrat in...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    August 5, 2020

Kansas GOP picks Rep. Marshall for Senate seat over Kobach

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Republicans on Tuesday nominated Rep. Roger Marshall for the Senate instead of polarizing conservative Kris Kobach, heeding the party establishment's advice for keeping a normally safe seat out of play in what could be a...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    July 31, 2020

GOP leaders can't bank on Trump's help in Kansas Senate race

HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — Establishment Republican leaders are scrambling to pull out a win in a tense party battle for the nomination in the Kansas Senate race, and they won't be able to count on last-minute help from President Donald Trump. Trump has...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    July 24, 2020

Kansas AG: Local officials can opt out of school mask order

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Republican attorney general said Thursday that he believes both counties and local school districts can exempt themselves from the Democratic governor's coronavirus-inspired order requiring schools to have staff and...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    July 24, 2020

Kansas Senate race ads approach $14M, two-thirds from PACs

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' open Senate race has generated close to $14 million worth of ads, with two-thirds of the spending coming from political action committees as establishment Republicans fight to keep hard-right conservative Kris Kobach...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    July 22, 2020

Retiring Kansas Sen. Roberts endorses Rep. Marshall for seat

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Retiring Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts declared his support Tuesday for Rep. Roger Marshall as his replacement, the latest signal that the Republican establishment is determined to push Marshall past polarizing conservative Kris...

 

Health officer plans to close bars in Kansas' biggest city

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A local public health official plans to close bars and restrict restaurant hours in the state's largest city and the surrounding area until after Labor Day because of a surge in reported coronavirus cases over the past six...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    July 22, 2020

GOP blocks Kansas governor's plan to delay reopening schools

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas schools will be allowed to reopen in mid-August after Republican officials on Wednesday again thwarted a plan from Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly aimed at reversing a resurgence in reported coronavirus cases. The...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    July 19, 2020

Prosecutor: Kansas congressman blamed staff for registration

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A freshman Kansas congressman misled a sheriff's detective by blaming staff for a problem with his state voter registration form that led to three felony criminal charges, a prosecutor alleged Monday in a new court filing....

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    July 17, 2020

Kansas congressman forced to leave committees after charges

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A freshman Kansas congressman facing felony criminal charges over previously listing a UPS Inc. postal box as his residence on a state voter registration form has been forced to temporarily give up his House committee...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    July 16, 2020

Kansas governor says she'll delay reopening of K-12 schools

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' governor on Wednesday said she would delay the reopening of the state's K-12 schools for nearly a month until after Labor Day because of a resurgence in reported coronavirus cases. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's announcem...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    July 16, 2020

Kansas congressman charged with providing false information

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A freshman Kansas congressman is accused of providing false information to a sheriff's deputy to hamper an investigation into whether he broke state election laws by listing a UPS Inc. store postal box as his residence on a...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    July 8, 2020

GOP establishment boosting Kansas congressman's Senate bid

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Establishment Republicans who'd been coy for months about the GOP primary for Kansas' open Senate seat are increasingly putting their thumbs on the scale, hoping to push Rep. Roger Marshall to victory over polarizing...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    July 5, 2020

Kansas newspaper's post equates mask mandate with Holocaust

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A weekly Kansas newspaper whose publisher is a county Republican Party chairman posted a cartoon on its Facebook page likening the Democratic governor's order requiring people to wear masks in public to the roundup and murder of...

 

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