Friends of the famed singer's daughter found her this morning and administered CPR.
Governor Brownback won't reveal candidates he passed over in nominating an appeals court judge.
A Kansas House committee attached funding intended to shore up current school financing to Governor Brownback's budget bill Thursday.
Two Kansas legislative committees debate measures to balance a budget shortfall Thursday.
The state's second highest court gets a nominee from Gov. Sam Brownback Thursday.
The former and current owners of a hunting guide company in Haven, Kansas, both provide exclusive statements to 580 WIBW regarding recent federal violations and sentences.
With an eye on savings money and avoiding prison overcrowding, a House panel is considering a bill to lower marijuana penalties.
A Kansas House committee's considering a bill to bar local communities from regulating gun sales through zoning or fees.
An senior aid to Governor Brownback shared budget proposals with lobbyists weeks prior to legislators being briefed.
The Kansas House has given preliminary approval of rules to restrict spending and prevent sloppiness among lawmakers.
Kansas U.S. Senator Pat Roberts announces the senior staff of the Agriculture committee he chairs.
Panels in the Kansas House and Senate will consider proposals to balance budget deficits this week.
British officials are reviewing security measures Sunday after a hoax caller pretending to be the director of the government's eavesdropping agency managed to get through to Prime Minister David Cameron on the phone.
Democratic leaders are criticizing Governor Brownback's plan to balance the state's budget shortfall, but admit they no counter proposal.
At a pro-life rally at the Statehouse, Governor Brownback's vowed to sign a bill to ban a procedure used in 8 percent of abortions.
A Democratic Senator has introduced a bill in the Kansas legislature to increase penalties for hate crimes
A state legislator wants to create a "rainy day fund" to insure Kansas avoids budget deficits like the current $700 million shortfall.
Nuss says revenues from court fees have fallen short of expectations, squeezing the judicial branch's budget.
A state Senate panel hears testimony this week both for and against a medical marijuana bill.
There's bipartisan support for legislation requiring Kansas law enforcement officers to have body cameras, although there are questions about the costs.
Senator Ty Masterson is among the conservative state lawmakers defending income tax cuts which led to reduced revenues for Kansas.
Governor Brownback's issued an order intending to reallocate responsibilities for licensing foster care homes and determining Medicaid eligibility.
A Kansas City mother has been charged with waiting to get help for her burned baby.
Brownback's plan nearly triples state's cigarette tax and raises state's tax on alcoholic beverages by four percent.
Brownback's proposals would keep state's aid for public schools at nearly $4.1 billion in current budget and for each of the next two fiscal years.
Ward claims a vast majority of health providers in Kansas say it’s the right thing to do.
The Act would assist unpaid caregivers in KS.
A Capitol Police spokesperson says officers were initially concerned over a concealed carry law at the Statehouse.
The inauguration had been planned for the Statehouse steps
While celebrating at his inauguration ball on Saturday, Governor Sam Brownback declared confidence in the Legislature's ability to deal with state issues.
Analysts are saying Brownback's approach at fixing the budget, mainly through transfers from other state funds, could cause a shortfall for the budget year that begins in July to grow from $436 million to $648 million.
Other states under Republican controlled governments are approaching tax cuts cautiously after Kansas has reported large budget deficits.
Kansas Republican legislators haven't come to a consensus over how to balance massive budget shortfalls.
Republican legislators in Kansas are tossing around plenty of proposals for raising new revenues to help close the state's budget shortfalls.
A fatal Sunday night plane crash in suburban Chicago may have taken the life of a Topeka doctor.
University of Kansas Police are getting headlines for introducing body cameras weeks after Ferguson, Missouri events, but Topeka Police have been using the technology for years.
Top Democrats running in the general election are distancing themselves from President Obama. One of them, Gubernatorial Candidate, Paul Davis. […]
Only days away from the Kansas Primary Election. Candidates for Governor, Republican Incumbent Sam Brownback, and Democratic challenger Paul Davis, […]
The Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee’s chairman disagrees with the overturning of death sentences for the Carr brothers. Jonathan and Reginald […]
The state’s pension system has been looking healthier thanks in part to investment gains and legislative changes that boosted employer […]
Kansas Department of Revenue is moving out of the Docking State Office Building in Topeka. Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan […]
Primary elections typically have a smaller vote count, but the August 5th primary may turn out to be a blockbuster […]
“I will launch the mother of all family feuds.” U.S. Senate Republican Primary candidate Dr. Milton Wolf admits, he is […]
A national gun control group argues in a federal lawsuit that a Kansas law challenging federal authority to regulate guns […]
Kansas legislators will face renewed pressure next year to provide additional legal protections to gay marriage opponents who want to […]
The largest teachers union in Kansas plans to file a lawsuit after the July Fourth holiday challenging new education polices […]
The Kansas Department of Revenue is preparing to release figures for June’s tax collections, with officials hoping recent shortfalls have […]
The U.S. Supreme Court today unanimously blocked the president from bypassing the U.S. Senate when making appointments to federal agencies […]
Some say there is a gray area when it comes to sexting and teens. Kansas state law says legal age […]
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is seeking a revised construction permit for a building in rural Douglas County after […]
The wife of Kansas Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley has been convicted of a misdemeanor count of driving under the […]
The Kansas State Board of Education has approved regulations allowing people with relevant experience but no education degree to obtain […]
Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach says his Democratic challenger’s plan for relaxing enforcement of a proof-of-citizenship requirement for new […]
by Stephen Koranda A Democratic candidate for secretary of state says Kansans with voter registrations that are on hold should […]
Visitors will be allowed to bring concealed guns into the Kansas Statehouse beginning in July. Top legislative leaders refused at […]
Gov. Sam Brownback and Kansas legislative leaders are shifting $675 million among various state accounts so that the state can […]
The Democratic challenger to Gov. Sam Brownback says he will soon announce plans to combat the Governors Tax Plan. In […]
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and other top lawmakers are urging a federal appeals court to overturn a decision by […]
Secretary of State Kris Kobach disputes claims the new voter ID law targets minorities. The Midwest 5th Episcopal District said […]
A policy analyst whose research was cited by the Kansas officials to explain unexpected drops in tax revenue in April […]
The largest teachers’ union in Kansas says it will mount a legal challenge to parts of a new law that […]
A Kansas House member is leaving the Democratic Party to seek re-election as a Republican, citing what she calls Democratic […]
Secretary of State Kris Kobach reminds prospective candidates for national, state, county and township offices that the candidate filing deadline […]
A state House member from northeast Kansas has decided against running for re-election as she prepares to deploy to Kosovo […]
Education officials plan to discuss this week if results from troubled school tests will be considered valid. The annual math […]
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is shuffling his administration, naming the head of the state’s aging and disabilities agency to be […]
A new report filed by USA Today shows that Kansas U.S. Senator Pat Roberts spent less than 100 days in […]
A few hundred teachers and education advocates have rallied at the Kansas Statehouse to protest what they view as anti-public […]
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has vetoed a $5 million transfer from the state’s share of a national tobacco settlement that […]
Republican Governor Sam Brownback and Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer officially launched their re-election campaign Thursday during an event in Topeka. […]
The Kansas Board of Regents has revised a policy allowing state universities to discipline or fire faculty and staff for […]
A state elections board has rejected a claim that U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is not truly a Kansas resident, allowing […]
The state’s top environmental regulator is considering whether to clear the way again for a new coal-fired power plant in […]
Gov. Sam Brownback has signed legislation declaring that the federal government has no authority to regulate prairie chickens in Kansas […]
In the wake of the 2014 Kansas legislative session, educational interests are developing their plans for political activities leading up […]
Kansas is ending a ban on non-residents circulating election petitions that hasn’t been enforced for almost four years because a […]
A federal appeals court has temporarily suspended an order requiring Kansas and Arizona residents to provide proof of citizenship when […]
You’ve heard of an Amber Alert or Silver Alert, but according to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, the state now […]
A new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center says public schools are under attack from conservative groups opposed to […]
Kansas legislators finish their business for the year early Saturday morning.It was the shortest annual session in 40 years. The […]
The Kansas House of Representatives has rejected a bill that would have exempted private-sector health clubs from property taxes. A […]
Kansas legislators have preserved a requirement that utilities rely on wind and other renewable resources to generate some of their […]
Kansas legislators have finished their business for the year and ended their shortest annual session in 40 years. The House […]
US Senate Candidate Milton Wolf sends a letter to Secretary of State Kris Kobach, demanding that fellow candidate US Senator […]
House Minority Leader Paul Davis disagrees with Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan that a 92 million dollar tax deficit in April […]
A state grant of $600,000 for Kansas public TV and radio stations has been preserved in a budget agreement reached […]
Moody’s Investor Services is reducing the bond rating for the state of Kansas over concerns about the state’s sluggish economic […]
Kansas House and Senate negotiators are trying to settle budget issues after majority Republicans cast aside a bleak revenue report. […]
The Kansas Legislature is back in session. Members will be working to wrap up their business for the year and […]
Kansas officials are blaming changes in federal tax policies for lower-than-expected state revenue collections in April. The Department of Revenue […]
Kansas legislators reconvene Wednesday, ending their annual spring break to wrap up business for the year. They still face fiscal […]
Gov. Sam Brownback is urging state lawmakers to approve a request from the University of Kansas for $2 million to […]
Kansas legislators are expected to try again to pass a measure that would shorten the time allowed for death row […]
Gov. Sam Brownback says he will be asking Kansas legislators to increase funding for mental health services for the uninsured […]
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today asked a three-judge panel to dismiss part of a school funding lawsuit because additional […]
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback says he “Delighted” the First Lady is making a stop in Topeka. Mrs. Obama will be […]
Kansas legislators are considering proposals to give state workers a modest pay increase but end their guaranteed longevity bonuses. The […]
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a school funding bill that restores aid for poor districts but also ends the […]
Gov. Sam Brownback has scheduled an afternoon signing ceremony to approve a $129 million school funding measure aimed at satisfying […]
A program run by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach compares voter registration records among participating states to check for […]