Oil companies say new federal regulations on Southwest bird have halted drilling in Kansas

Oil companies say a weeks-old Obama administration ruling that protects a Southwestern prairie bird has already halted oil-drilling operations in Kansas and is costing the U.S. economy tens of millions of dollars, as a GOP…


Kansans protest planned first lady graduation speech

Families in Kansas say a plan to have first lady Michelle Obama deliver a high school graduation speech next month will politicize the event and create a scarcity of tickets.
Obama is slated to speak…

Kathleen Sebelius

Sebelius to run for Senate?

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is thinking about running for the Senate in Kansas, according to a report…


Federal hate-crime charges, state charges likely in Overland Park shootings

Terri and Jim LaManno planned to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary today.
But on Sunday, as Terri LaManno made her regular weekly visit to see her mother at an Overland Park assisted living center, she…


Pat Roberts not in Kansas anymore

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) is facing a primary challenger who argues he’s lost touch with his state — and a new report that he no longer has a full-time home in the Sunflower State won’t…


Kansas and Arizona file suit to change voting laws

Kansas and Arizona filed a joint lawsuit against the federal government Wednesday over requirements needed to register to vote.
The lawsuit demands that the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission modify the federal voter registration form in…


Federal judge refuses to block Kansas abortion rules

TOPEKA — The chief federal judge in Kansas refused Sunday to temporarily block parts of a new state abortion law, including a requirement that providers’ websites link to a state site with information they dispute.…


Kansas: For a Fiscal Conservative, Spending at Home Passes the Test

Tim Huelskamp of Kansas has been one of the most vocal tea-party-backed conservatives in the House, but his calls to shrink the size of government didn’t apply when it came to bringing a new Department…


Kansas latest state poised to restrict abortions

In yet another victory for antiabortion forces this year, Kansas legislators have become the latest state lawmakers to approve a sweeping antiabortion measure — this one a law that says life begins at fertilization, bans…


Kansas: Roberts Racks Up GOP Endorsements, Thwarting Primary in 2014

Every top Republican official in Kansas threw their support behind Sen. Pat Roberts’ re-election campaign on Thursday, signaling that the three-term senator is unlikely to get a primary challenge in 2014.
Roberts released a list…


Huelskamp Fundraises Off Vote Against Boehner

Rep. Tim Huelskamp is citing a vote against his own party’s speaker in an appeal for campaign funds.
After the…


Kansas conservatives claim control after primary victories

By Cory Brown-Associated Press
Kansas conservatives are claiming total victory in the state’s Republican civil war after a string of defeats for moderate Senate candidates in state legislative primaries Tuesday.
The shift in the balance of power could…


Kansas to decide whether to revoke medical license of doctor over late-term abortion referrals

By Associated Press

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas regulators are expected to decide Friday whether to revoke the medical license of a doctor accused of performing substandard mental health exams on 11 young patients whom she then…