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Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Associated Press Monday, August 5th, 2019

The state's child welfare agency has drafted guidelines urging foster parents to allow LGBTQ kids in their care to "express themselves as they see themselves," riling conservatives a little more than a year after the state granted legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that do not place children with LGBTQ parents.  

Associated Press Monday, August 5th, 2019

According to a new report, dozens of complaints about Kansas Medicaid fraud were sent to a government email account that no one checked.   

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Associated Press Friday, August 2nd, 2019

State tax collections beat expectations 25 of the past 26 months. 

Kansas Statehouse rotunda (Photo from KPR archives)
J. Schafer Monday, July 29th, 2019

Summer is a great time to tour the Kansas Statehouse, in part because it's far less crowded and busy.

Senate President Wagle on the chamber floor earlier this year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Wagle is jumping into the race to replace Senator Pat Roberts.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Associated Press Friday, July 12th, 2019

Kansas legislative leaders from both parties are considering pay hikes for their staff members. They say higher pay is needed to attract and retain the best workers.

CBD without the THC that gets people high has been legal in Kansas for about a year. CBD oil with significant amounts of THC is still illegal to sell, but people with a doctor's note can possess products purchased from other states. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, July 11th, 2019

The law offers some protections for using CBD with THC for certain medical conditions.

Kobach announced his run Monday in Leavenworth. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, July 8th, 2019

Kobach announced a Senate run Monday.

A tornado destroyed houses in Linwood, Kansas, last month. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin / Kansas News Service)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Kansas had the biggest payback of any state from disaster mitigation efforts.

The Kansas Board of Regents voted Wednesday to zero-out tuition increases for in-state undergrads. Vice Chair Shane Bangerter (left) and Chair Dennis Mullin pored over documents before the meeting. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Regents voted to keep tuition flat for in-state undergraduates.

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