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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 16:58

The committee voted to increase property taxes, but didn't pursue several other proposals.

A message that greeted Kansas Uber users following the vote.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 16:41

Governor Sam Brownback previously vetoed a bill adding new regulations to services like Uber. Lawmakers voted to override that veto and Uber then halted service.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 10:17

Bill would allow liquor sales in grocery stores but independent stores say it will drive them out of business.

Governor Brownback and lawmakers unveil the compromise. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 10:17

The compromise eliminates the state's mandate on renewable energy and replaces it with an optional goal.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 10:15

A Kansas House committee has voted to give Secretary of State Kris Kobach the authority to prosecute cases of voter fraud.  The proposal now heads to the full House for consideration.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 10:04

Officials with the Kansas Revenue Department say they've brought in employees from another state agency to help process tens of thousands of tax returns.

Michael Hooper (left) talks to his friend, Sherman Smith, about their experiences in Topeka and their reflections on the Brown vs. Board of Education decision.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 10:02

This year, we've been sharing stories about growing up in Topeka, in the shadow of segregation. As part of the 60th anniversary of "Brown versus the Topeka Board of Education," the Kansas Humanities Council sponsored a StoryCorps project last year. Today, we listen in as Sherman Smith interviews his friend and former co-worker Michael Hooper, who says discrimination still exists in Topeka.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 10:01

A man facing child porn charges in Texas has been arrested in Topeka, where he was reportedly working as a school bus driver.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 09:58

Regional headlines from the Associated Press

Dr. Roy Jensen speaking at the Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 16:00

Health care advocates say increasing tobacco taxes would help the state budget in the long term by reducing tobacco-related health care expenses.

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