Topeka

TOPEKA, Kansas  | Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to rally Democrats in deep-red Kansas

TOPEKA, Kansas  — Two luminaries in the democratic socialist movement — one its national leader, the other its new star — are descending on solidly Republican Kansas on Friday, taking their emboldened liberal message to an unlikely testing ground before next month’s congressional primaries. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who rose to fame … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kansas  | Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to rally Democrats in deep-red Kansas

TOPEKA, Kansas | Kansas officials seek altered US flag’s removal from museum

TOPEKA, Kan.  — Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer and a top GOP rival called Thursday for the University of Kansas to remove an altered U.S. flag from its campus completely rather than showing it in an art museum after complaints prompted an end to its being displayed publicly outside. Colyer and other Republicans saw flying the … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kansas | Kansas officials seek altered US flag’s removal from museum

TOPEKA, Kansas | Anti-abortion past haunts Kansas Democratic governor hopeful

TOPEKA, Kan.  — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy‘s retirement is giving the Kansas governor’s race an odd twist by complicating the bid of a major Democratic candidate who’s trying to rebuild his party’s brand with rural voters but is hindered by his anti-abortion past. Former state Agriculture Secretary Joshua Svaty argues that Democrats can’t … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kansas | Anti-abortion past haunts Kansas Democratic governor hopeful

TOPEKA, Kan | Even in GOP bastion Kansas, 2 congressional seats in play

TOPEKA, Kan. — Competitive races for two of Kansas’ four U.S. House seats are making Republicans sweat to keep their all-GOP state delegation, a twist in a state where President Donald Trump won by nearly 21 points and a leading candidate for governor is gun-rights and immigration hardliner Kris Kobach. In one case, the Republican … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan | Even in GOP bastion Kansas, 2 congressional seats in play

TOPEKA, Kan. | APNewsBreak: Kobach sought pardon for VP of corporate donor

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach unsuccessfully sought a governor’s pardon for a corporate campaign donor’s vice president whose crime, police said, involved threatening a cab driver by putting a gun to his head. Kobach, a Republican and leading candidate for Kansas governor, approached then-GOP Gov. Sam Brownback’s chief counsel about clemency … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan. | APNewsBreak: Kobach sought pardon for VP of corporate donor

TOPEKA, Kan.  | Oklahoma, Kansas approve religious veto on LGBT adoptions

TOPEKA, Kan.  — State lawmakers in Oklahoma and Kansas have approved legislation to grant legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that cite their religious beliefs for not placing children in LGBT homes. Supporters of such measures argued that the core issue is protecting a group’s right to live out its religious faith, while critics saw … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan.  | Oklahoma, Kansas approve religious veto on LGBT adoptions

TOPEKA, Kan. | Oklahoma passes faith veto on LGBT adoptions; Kansas close

TOPEKA, Kan. — Oklahoma legislators approved a measure Thursday to grant legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that cite their religious beliefs for not placing children in LGBT homes and lawmakers in Kansas were close to passing a similar measure. The Oklahoma House’s 56-21 vote sent its measure to Republican Gov. Mary Fallin, who has … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan. | Oklahoma passes faith veto on LGBT adoptions; Kansas close

TOPEKA, Kan | After budget fix last year, Kansas considers tax cuts again

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has some financial breathing room less than a year after legislators reversed past income tax cuts to deal with persistent budget woes. The tax increase followed what many voters saw as a failed fiscal experiment. Now some Republicans want to go back to slashing taxes. The state Senate’s GOP leaders … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan | After budget fix last year, Kansas considers tax cuts again