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Kansas officials vote to launch anti-vaping campaign

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials want to put the brakes on vaping in public schools as usage soars. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Kansas State Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to launch an anti-vaping campaign....

 

Residents protest Tulsa County immigration contract renewal

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Some residents are protesting the Tulsa County Sheriff's decision to renew a partnership with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to investigate people suspected of being in the country illegally. Tulsa County...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    June 12, 2019

Kansas Democrats planning ranked-choice presidential primary

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Democrats plan to have voters rank candidates rather than pick only one in a presidential primary set for May 2020. The party is moving away from its more traditional caucuses, trying ranked-choice voting and allowing...

 

Chickasaw Nation governor, son elected to 4-year term

ADA, Okla. (AP) — Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby will serve a ninth consecutive four-year term as the tribe's leader, this time with his son as his lieutenant governor. Tribal election officials say Anoatubby and his son, Chris, were...

 

Former GOP lawmaker becomes US attorney in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Republican lawmaker and recent adviser to Gov. Kevin Stitt is being sworn in as the top federal prosecutor in Oklahoma City. Timothy Downing took the oath of office Wednesday as the U.S. attorney for the Western...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    June 6, 2019

Top GOP lawmakers hold up nearly $10M for Kansas prisons

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republican legislators on Wednesday blocked nearly $10 million that Kansas corrections officials argue they need to deal with prison overcrowding and said lawmakers might reject Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's choice to be the...

 

Beto O'Rourke heading to Oklahoma to tour flood damage

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is heading to northeast Oklahoma to tour communities hit with historic flooding. The former Texas congressman spoke at the Democratic state convention in California on Saturday...

 

Cherokee Nation leadership election begins

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Citizens of the Cherokee Nation are voting in elections that will decide who will be their principal chief and deputy principal chief. Cherokee Nation spokeswoman Julie Hubbard says elections began Saturday morning and polls...

 

Chuck Hoskin Jr. elected Cherokee Nation's principal chief

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Unofficial election results show that the Cherokee Nation's former secretary of state, Chuck Hoskin Jr., has been elected to be the principal chief of the nation's biggest tribe, winning almost 58% of the vote. Cherokee...

 

The Latest: O'Rourke tours Oklahoma flood damage

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the U.S. (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke toured some flood damage in Oklahoma as the waters began to recede and storm-weary residents gutted waterlogged...

 

Cherokee Nation leadership election set for Saturday

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Citizens of the Cherokee Nation are set to decide who will be their principal chief, deputy principal chief, and eight tribal council seats. The tribe will vote Saturday, the Journal Record reported. The Tulsa Regional Chamber...

 

Kansas' next prison chief rebuked by judge in Idaho lawsuit

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly's choice to be the next head of the Kansas prison system was criticized earlier this year by a judge in Idaho, where he is a top corrections official. The Wichita Eagle reports that the state-court judge in...

 

Kansas Senate confirms Kelly nominee to Court of Appeals

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has confirmed Gov. Laura Kelly's nomination of a Kansas City-area attorney to the state's second-highest court. The vote Wednesday was 37-1 for Sarah Warner of Lenexa to be Court of Appeals judge. The...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    May 24, 2019

Oklahoma lawmakers end early, give new governor policy wins

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature finished the session early on Thursday, ending its first with new Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt, who checked nearly every item off his to-do list and saw the budget for his office more than double. With t...

 

Hawley bill would allow people to opt out of data tracking

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sen. Josh Hawley on Tuesday introduced legislation that would give internet users the ability to opt out of allowing their personal data to be tracked and collected, the latest effort in the Missouri Republican's broader...

 

Southwestern Kansas counties lack Hispanic representation

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Hispanic residents make up more than half of the population in Ford, Finney and Seward counties, but there is only one Hispanic elected official in all three southwestern Kansas counties and their three largest cities. Some...

 

A look at bills passed by the Missouri Legislature in 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers finished work Friday for their annual session. Here's a look at some of the bills that passed: ABORTION Prohibits abortions at 8 weeks of pregnancy except in medical emergencies. If overturned in...

 

Watchdog: EPA should recoup travel money from Pruitt, guards

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog urged the agency on Thursday to look into recovering $124,000 in premium travel charges for former EPA head Scott Pruitt and his bodyguards. The EPA's inspector general...

 
 By Jim Vertuno    Regional    May 17, 2019

1 year after Santa Fe shooting, Texas shuns tougher gun laws

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A year after a high school mass shooting near Houston that remains one of the deadliest in U.S. history, Texas lawmakers are on the brink of going home without passing any new gun restrictions, or even tougher firearm storage...

 

Latest: Lawmaker tries to walk back 'consensual rape' remark

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Missouri's proposed ban on abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A Missouri state lawmaker says he misspoke on the House floor when he referred to "consensual rapes" during a hig...

 
 By Robert Burns    Regional    May 12, 2019

Shanahan says military won't leave until border is secure

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan visited a border city in Texas on Saturday and said he intends to accelerate planning to secure the border and bolster the administration's ability to accomplish that without the...

 

Embezzlement counts dropped for ex-Oklahoma City councilman

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed embezzlement charges against a former Oklahoma City councilman accused of taking at least $165,000 from charities under his control. Oklahoma County court records indicate three embezzlement counts...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    May 10, 2019

Top Kansas court considers forcing vote on withdrawn nominee

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A ruling from Kansas' highest court could force the state Senate to vote on a nominee for a lower-court judgeship whose nomination was withdrawn because of his political tweets. The state Supreme Court waded Thursday into an unp...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    May 10, 2019

Court: Kansas Senate must vote to keep nominee off bench

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas Supreme Court decision will force the state Senate into voting to reject a judicial nominee over political tweets that lawmakers found offensive. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly did...

 

Welfare oversight plan dropped at end of legislative session

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Lawmakers dropped a plan to increase oversight of Kansas' troubled child welfare system in the final hours of their annual session, angering advocates. The provision that was eliminated would have created a committee that could...

 

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