State News

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers plan to hold 14 town hall meetings across the state to gather opinions later this summer and fall on how the Legislature should redraw political boundaries next year.  Six…

TOPEKA — The Legislature’s temporary moratorium on seizure of millions of dollars in fees collected by the state securities commissioner’s office left enough cash in that account to suspend for one year assessment of $16…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man fleeing officers is accused of causing a crash in Wichita that killed a pregnant 22-year-old woman, forcing doctors to perform an emergency delivery and leaving the baby in critical…

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — Every time a patient enters her office, Krista Mijares, a Pittsburg pediatrician, asks them and their parent if they’ve been vaccinated. If not, she makes her pitch. Do they want to…

GARDEN CITY — Patrick Stein was bitter. Battles with drugs and the failure of his business in the 2008 recession had derailed his life. He fumed at the federal government for not doing more to…

You wouldn’t know from just a glance around downtown Marysville that Marshall County residents are getting their COVID-19 vaccination at a higher rate than nearly every other place across Kansas. There are rarely visible lines…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A GOP state lawmaker launched a 2022 campaign for Kansas attorney general on Tuesday, seeking to capitalize on doubts expressed by many fellow Republicans that polarizing conservative Kris Kobach can win…

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri utilities will be able to shutter more coal plants, speeding their transition to renewable energy, under a bill signed by Gov. Mike Parson Tuesday.  Parson, a Republican, signed into law…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former U.S. Navy intelligence officer is running as a Democrat for Congress in eastern Kansas. Patrick Schmidt, 30, announced his candidacy Tuesday and is the first Democrat seeking to challenge…

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A consumer watchdog wants federal regulators to acknowledge the influence of activist shareholders on Evergy’s decision-making, mirroring a local push that Kansas regulators rejected.  Public Citizen, a 40-year-old nonprofit representing consumers,…