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Kansas News Service Monday, October 23rd

The U.S. government is threatening to withhold federal funding for Larned State Hospital unless the state quickly addresses problems at the central Kansas facility.  In 2015, similar issues led the feds to decertify the state's psychiatric hospital in eastern Kansas.  The facility in Osawatomie passed a recent inspection but has yet to be re-certified.    

The forum took place at Lawrence Free State High School. (Photo by Jim McLean / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, October 19th

Because there's no constitutional age requirement, a number of Kansas teenagers are now running for Kansas governor.  Today (THUR), they spoke to other high school students at a forum in Lawrence.    

Photo by Stephen Koranda
Stephen Koranda Monday, October 16th

The deadline to update voter registrations is Tuesday.

Phyllis Gilmore, secretary of the Kansas Department for Children and Families, taking questions from state lawmakers.  (File Photo / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, October 13th

The secretary of the Kansas Department for Children and Families, Phyllis Gilmore, has come under fire from state lawmakers, as the agency tries to cope with problems in the state foster care system.

Claudette Humphrey speaking to the committee Wednesday. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, October 11th

Lawmakers could still take up the issue during the 2018 legislative session.

Welcome to Kansas sign (Photo by J. Schafer)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, October 11th

Some candidates for Kansas governor say state government has become increasingly dysfunctional. They point to revenue shortfalls, prison riots, cancelled highway projects and long-simmering disputes over school funding and the state’s privatized foster care system as proof that Kansas needs new leadership.

Kansas News Service Wednesday, October 11th

The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) has lost track of more than 70 foster children in its care. While the agency tries to do damage control, some lawmakers say they've lost confidence in the agency and its secretary, Phyllis Gilmore.

Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer. (File photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, October 11th

Communities have a week left to make a pitch to Amazon for the company's second headquarters.

Ed O'Malley speaks to the Emporia Rotart Club in February 2017. (Photo from Emporia Rotary Club)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, October 10th

A former Republican state lawmaker is running for Kansas governor.  Ed O'Malley is president and CEO of the Kansas Leadership Center, a non-profit organization based in Wichita.

Governor Brownback signs the pardon. (Photo from the governor's office)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, October 10th

The pardon was the first in Brownback's term.

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