Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed a bill Friday that aimed to limit the number of advanced ballots one could help others turn in and remove the ability to extend deadlines.
Despite criticism from Republicans, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed House Bill 2058, which would have lowered the legal age to carry concealed weapons to 18 years old.
After Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution was paused following reports of a rare blood clot disorder, administration of the vaccine will continue in Kansas.
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed a bill that would divide school sports teams by biological sex. It's one of many bills across the country targeting transgender athletes.
The Lawrence City Commission voted 5-0 to pass an ordinance banning the practice of conversion therapy on minors Tuesday night. Lawrence is one of only two cities in Kansas to approve the ban.
House Bill 2408 authorizes the Kansas State Historical Society to give back 10 acres of land in Doniphan County to the Iowa Tribe. The bill passed the Kansas House unanimously on March 30 and is waiting for approval from the Senate.
Kansas legislators approved two bills aimed at tightening voting laws and are considering a third which would require all ballots to be received by the time the polls close on election night.
The Lawrence City Commission is considering an ordinance banning conversion therapy for minors. The ban would exempt the clergy.
Chief Judge James McCabria made the decision to utilize the county fairgrounds for in-person trials. District Attorney Suzanne Valdez opposed the decision, but in-person trials are likely to continue at the fairgrounds.
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued a proclamation Monday to kick off National Public Health Week. The theme for this year’s National Public Health Week is “Building Bridges to Better Health."
Following the Kansas Supreme Court order to suspend all in-person and jury trials due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Douglas County District Court plans to temporarily begin hearing in-person and jury trials at the Douglas County fairgrounds.
The Douglas County Fairgrounds mass vaccination clinic has around 1,900 available appointments for Wednesday's clinic. Anyone 16 and up can sign up to receive the vaccine.
Lawrence Freedgin’ Kansas, an organization that aims to fight food insecurity, had its community fridge shut down due to city code violations. The fridge is now in the alley behind Latchkey Deli.
Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop is facing criminal charges following an alleged drunk and reckless driving incident on March 16.
Following the closing of many ACT and SAT testing sites over the past year, KU is no longer requiring standardized testing scores for admission.
“I strongly encourage every Kansan to get the COVID-19 vaccine so we can get back to school, back to work, and back to normal,” Gov. Laura Kelly said. All Kansans above the age of 16 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday.
President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) bill March 11. The bill intends to limit coronavirus-related budget cuts for higher education.
Kansas Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentro was arrested in connection with an alleged series of infractions, including DUIs and fleeing a police officer. The judge said she released the senator because there was a lack of probable cause.
In light of the #Notyourdaughter movement, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed two bills on Monday protecting minors from being stalked and criminalizing sexual exploitation.
A group of Democratic legislators in Kansas introduced a bill legalizing recreational marijuana, knowing they face an uphill battle. They believe legalization could help solve economic shortfalls and some social justice issues.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions causing delays in processing cases, Kansas lawmakers proposed a bill to suspend the right to a speedy trial until May 1, 2024.
The Lawrence City Commission passed a nearly $1.6 million budget increase to fund 13.5 new full-time positions within the city government.
Kansas legislators recently met to discuss a bill that would bar transgender people from participating in school sports teams outside of their biological sex.
The House Judiciary Committee heard a bill that would allow student athletes to be compensated for the use of their name, image and likeness. If passed, this bill would allow KU to keep up with the increasingly competitive college recruitment process.