Posted: 02/21/2014 - The top Democrat in the Kansas House is calling on leaders of the Legislature's Republican majorities to shorten lawmakers' annual session by 20 days.
Updated: 02/21/2014 - Virginia is adding a drug used in a controversial Ohio execution to its roster of chemicals for lethal injections over the objections of the drug's manufacturer.
Posted: 02/21/2014 - A Kansas House committee is considering a bill that would allow state residents to renew their driver's licenses for eight years, rather than the current six years.
Posted: 02/21/2014 - Kansas legislators are considering changes in a state energy regulation to balance the interests of utility companies with those who use renewable fuel sources.
Posted: 02/21/2014 - A Kansas Senate committee wants to limit the fees charged by state and local agencies when they when fulfill requests to produce public records.
Posted: 02/20/2014 - The Kansas Senate has approved a bill making a minimum of 50 years in prison the presumed sentence instead of an option for juries to consider for premeditated, first-degree murder.
Posted: 02/20/2014 - Almost 70 percent of voters in Kansas believe tanning beds should only be available for those 18 and over and support a law keeping kids out of tanning beds and limiting their risk for deadly skin cancer according to a December 2013 poll by Public Opinion Strategies.
Posted: 02/20/2014 - A Kansas Senate committee recommended a bill that would allow certain political party committees to solicit and raise campaign contributions from lobbyists, individuals and organizations during the legislative session.
Posted: 02/20/2014 - A Kansas House committee has approved a bill to bring the state into a compact with other states seeking to exempt themselves from the federal health care law.
Updated: 02/20/2014 - Emporia Commissioners have selected a new full-time city manager.
Posted: 02/20/2014 - A new atlas published by the Kansas Biological Survey provides information about the health of nearly 80 lakes and reservoirs around the state.
Posted: 02/20/2014 - Kansas legislators are facing another push to phase in sales of strong beer, wine and liquor at grocery and convenience stores.
Posted: 02/19/2014 - An 84-year-old nun was sentenced to 35 months in prison Tuesday for breaking into a nuclear facility, her lawyer said.
Posted: 02/19/2014 - The Kansas Republican Party is pushing legislators to change the dates of local elections and make them partisan, but a GOP-dominated state Senate committee hasn't embraced the entire plan.
Posted: 02/19/2014 - A Kansas state lawmaker says a bill she's introduced that would give school teachers and caregivers expanded rights to spank children is not "intended to legalize child abuse."
Posted: 02/19/2014 - Kingman County residents will vote April 8 on whether the county should impose a 1-cent retail sales tax.
Updated: 02/19/2014 - A Kansas House committee has approved a resolution protesting President Barack Obama's plan on climate change after stripping out language suggesting the science behind it is flawed.
Updated: 02/18/2014 - The chairman of the Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee says the panel won't consider a House-passed bill to protect people who refuse for religious reasons to provide goods and services to gay couples.
Posted: 02/18/2014 - Supporters of Kansas legislation requiring parental consent for students to receive sex education in public schools say it would force parents to become more active participants in the subject matter.