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Iconic Dodge City moves its only polling place outside town

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Access to the ballot box in November will be more difficult for some people in Dodge City, where Hispanics now make up 60 percent of its population and have remade an iconic Wild West town that once was the destination of...

 

Ruling: Kansas gun law no defense to federal firearm charges

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An appeals court on Tuesday upheld the firearms convictions against two Kansas men who mistakenly believed that a Kansas law can shield from federal prosecution anyone owning firearms made, sold and kept in the state. The 10th...

 

Kansas congressional candidate's adventure claims challenged

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A political novice who rode his profile as an outsider-adventurer to the Republican nomination in a competitive Kansas congressional district is facing scrutiny about some of the biographical details he shares with voters....

 

Report: Kansas plans to spend $4.6M on election security

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas plans to spend more than $4.6 million on election security grants over the next five years as it aims to tighten cyber security, modernize voting equipment, audit election results and safeguard voter rolls, according to...

 

Kansas independent candidate wants to lure votes from Kobach

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas election officials certified independent Greg Orman as a candidate for Kansas governor on Friday, and the businessman immediately tried to appeal to disaffected Republicans, who he said view GOP hopeful Kris Kobach as...

 

Kansas governor concedes, says he will endorse GOP nominee

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he will endorse Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach after conceding in the state's GOP primary in a surprise announcement a week after their neck-and-neck finish threatened to send the race...

 

Kobach widens lead over governor in Kansas GOP primary

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach still led Gov. Jeff Colyer in the Republican race for governor after provisional votes were counted Tuesday in the state's most populous county. Johnson County released its count Tuesday ev...

 

Kansas GOP governor candidates dig in for long ballot fight

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas election officials began reviewing some 9,000 provisional ballots Monday as the two candidates in the state's tight GOP primary for governor appeared to dig in for a long and potentially nasty legal fight that could...

 

Family of black man shot by Kansas deputy files lawsuit

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The family of an unarmed black man who was shot in the back following a police chase in Kansas has filed a lawsuit alleging he was beaten by officers while he lay dying from a gunshot wound. The lawsuit filed Thursday in...

 

Kansas' most populous county fumbles 2nd major election

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' most populous county left the rest of the state waiting nearly 13 hours until Wednesday morning for complete primary election results that proved to be pivotal in a high profile and close Republican race for governor...

 

Judge orders Kobach to pay more than $26,000 for contempt

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge imposed on Wednesday more than $26,000 in sanctions against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as punishment for his "contemptuous behavior" during a voting rights case that challenged the state's...

 

Guatemalan boy reunites with father after weeks in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Before 14-year-old Guatemalan Samuel Cazun left a Kansas nonprofit to be reunited with his father, he gave staff members the sketches of their faces he had drawn to help them remember him. Of the dozens of migrant children...

 

Attorney: Barriers keep 7 immigrant children in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Seven immigrant children who are still in the care of a Kansas nonprofit under contract with the federal government after being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border face bureaucratic barriers to reunification...

 

Attorney: 3 separated immigrant children still in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Three immigrant children who were separated from their parents at the border are still in the care of a Kansas nonprofit working under contract with the federal government, former U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Wednesday....

 

Federal court ruling makes it easier to vote in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — More than 25,000 Kansans whose voter registration applications had been listed as incomplete for lack of proof-of-citizenship documents are being fully added to the voting rolls after a federal court decision last week finding...

 

Kansas high court again orders state to boost school funding

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court Monday ruled for the third time in two years that the state's spending on public schools is inadequate despite an increase approved earlier this year, but gave the state another year to come up with...

 

Kansas official tells counties to comply with court ruling

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office issued written instructions Wednesday to county elections officials telling them to immediately take steps to implement a federal court ruling that struck down the state's...

 

Lawsuit claims Kansas official exposed private voter data

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach challenging a multi-state voter registration database it claims exposed sensitive information including partial Social Security...

 

Kansas farmers harvesting smaller winter wheat crop

MAYFIELD, Kan. (AP) — Kansas farmers are harvesting a smaller winter wheat crop amid an ongoing drought, but the size of the crop is offset some by higher-quality wheat and rising prices. "Our wheat is rolling out a little better than we...

 

2 gamers plead not guilty in Kansas 'swatting' death

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two online gamers whose dispute over a $1.50 Call of Duty WWII video game bet allegedly led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges in a "swatting" case that drew national attention. Casey...

 

Police: Body identified as missing 5-year-old Kansas boy

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small, decomposing body found under a bridge in central Kansas was identified through an autopsy and dental records as that of 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez, a Wichita boy who has been missing since February, police said...

 

Feds charge California man, 2 gamers in deadly hoax call

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Federal prosecutors indicted Wednesday two online gamers and the California man accused of making the hoax calls that led a police officer to fatally shoot an unarmed man in Kansas. The indictment charged Tyler Barriss, 25, of...

 

Detective: Man confessed to making deadly Kansas hoax call

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A California man confessed after his arrest that he made the hoax calls that led a police officer to fatally shoot an unarmed man in Kansas, adding he routinely made similar calls to seek attention, a detective testified...

 

Faculty alleges Kansas college head forged hostile workplace

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Garden City Community College trustees are searching for an independent investigator to look into faculty allegations that the college's president has created a hostile workplace and has jeopardized the college's accreditation,...

 

Report: US winter wheat forecast down amid drought, surplus

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — U.S. farmers are expected to harvest their smallest winter wheat crop in more than a decade amid an ongoing drought that has devastated fields across the nation's breadbasket and a global surplus of the grain that has...

 

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