Updated: 06/27/2013 - The newest members of the Kansas Board of Regents have diverse backgrounds but they are all advocates for higher education in the Sunflower State.
Posted: 06/26/2013 - Republican Congressman Tim Huelskamp vowed to push for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution defining marriage ``as the union of one man and one woman.''
Posted: 06/26/2013 - Chief Judge Kathryn Vratil heard arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood over the state's new abortion law. Vratil said she would decide soon whether to issue a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of the disputed sections.
Posted: 06/25/2013 - He directs EPA to establish carbon pollution standards for coal plants. On the sensitive prospect of the Canada-to-Texas Keystone pipeline through Kansas, Obama said it would only come about if the project does not significantly worsen carbon pollution.
Posted: 06/25/2013 - Edward Markey will win nasty Senate race, CNN projects tonight. He will fill term vacated by John Kerry. Markey defeated GOP businessman, former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez.
Posted: 06/25/2013 - The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a section of the Voting Rights Act, weakening a tool the federal government has used for nearly five decades to block discriminatory voting laws.
Posted: 06/24/2013 - The IRS targeting was more widespread than previously revealed. The use of so-called BOLO lists to screen applicants has been halted. Official says an ongoing IRS probe of targeting finds no evidence yet of outside influence. The FBI and several congressional committees also are investigating
Posted: 06/24/2013 - Decision involving the University of Texas affirms the use of race in college admissions. But Monday's 7-1 ruling makes it harder for institutions to justify diversity in certain cases.
Posted: 06/24/2013 - Chief Judge Kathryn Vratil has scheduled a hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. on a lawsuit over the state's new abortion law.
Updated: 06/24/2013 - Sandy Praeger, who is in her final term as insurance commissioner, favors abortion rights and gun control, and is a strong supporter of the new health insurance plan called Obamacare.
Posted: 06/24/2013 - Planned Parenthood wants a judge to block enforcement of the provisions of a new abortion law while the lawsuit challenging it is heard.
Updated: 06/22/2013 - Edward Snowden, the former NSA contract employee who exposed two of the government's top-secret surveillance programs, faces federal charges.
Updated: 06/21/2013 - The Lawrence Journal-World reports Gov. Sam Brownback sent a message to supporters, seeking to raise money for the 2014 campaign.