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Poverty Conference Meets In Topeka

Updated: 06/11/2014 - Poverty is on the rise in the Topeka area and a conference Wednesday morning brought community leaders and citizens together to come up with solutions.

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Kansas Congressman Uncovers VA 'Gag Order'

Updated: 06/11/2014 - A Kansas Congressman says a surprise visit to the VA Hospital in Wichita, may have forced the VA to get rid of what he calls a nationwide "gag order."

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Source: FBI Now Involved In VA Probe

Posted: 06/11/2014 - The Justice Department asked the FBI to help review VA materials, a senior law enforcement official told CNN on Wednesday. The move is still short of a full department criminal probe.

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Board Of Education Makes 2 Districts 'Innovative'

Posted: 06/11/2014 - The Kansas State Board of Education has approved creating two ``innovative'' school districts, which will exempt them from most state laws and regulations governing public schools.

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Saline County Again Rejects Grant Of IUDs

Posted: 06/11/2014 - The Saline County Commission has refused to reconsider a vote rejecting a federal grant to provide a type of birth control to county residents.

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Judges: Kansas School Funding Law Meets Mandate

Updated: 06/11/2014 - A three-judge state court panel in Kansas has ruled that an education funding law approved by legislators in April complies with a state Supreme Court mandate on aid to poor school districts.

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Obama: Inability To Get Tougher Gun Laws Shameful

Posted: 06/10/2014 - President Barack Obama said Tuesday the nation should be ashamed of the inability to get tougher gun restrictions through Congress in the aftermath of mass shootings that he said have become commonplace in America.

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Wichita Repeals Local Firearms Ordinances

Posted: 06/10/2014 - The Wichita City Council has voted to repeal local ordinances on firearms ahead of a new Kansas law nullifying county and city regulations on owning, carrying and transporting guns.

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President Hosts Tumblr Event From White House

Updated: 06/10/2014 - The President delivers remarks and answers questions from folks across the country on the importance of education, college affordability, and reducing student loan debt.

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Slots Filling For Immigration Service In Kansas

Updated: 06/10/2014 - All appointments have been booked for people to meet with representatives from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services during the agency's upcoming visit to Dodge City.

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Kansas Court Won't Hear Abortion Referrals Case

Posted: 06/10/2014 - The Kansas Court of Appeals is forcing the state's medical board to reconsider its decision to revoke the license of a doctor over referrals of young patients to the late Dr. George Tiller for late-term abortions.

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Bob Dole Returns For 4th State Visit

Updated: 06/09/2014 - Former US Sen. Bob Dole returns to Kansas next week for the fourth of several trips planned this year to his home state. Aides said Thursday that next week's trip will begin Monday evening in Garden City.

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Audit: Over 57,000 Waiting Initial VA Visits

Updated: 06/09/2014 - The VA says more than 57,000 patients are still waiting for initial medical appointments at VA hospitals and clinics 90 days or more after requesting them.

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Kansas Teachers' Union Promising Lawsuit Over Law

Updated: 06/09/2014 - The largest teachers' union in Kansas is promising to file a state court lawsuit challenging the Legislature's decision to add policies backed by conservative Republicans to an education funding bill this year.

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Black Ministers Start Campaign Against Voter ID

Posted: 06/09/2014 - A group of black ministers has returned to their homes after a conference in Wichita vowing to encourage a get-out-the-vote campaign to fight voter ID laws.

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