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Kansas News Service Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

With the defeat of a proposed constitutional amendment to strip away abortion rights from the Kansas Constitution, abortion opponents fear laws restricting access could soon be struck down. But abortion activists say more needs to be done to expand access throughout the state.

Republican Kris Kobach is aiming to make a political comeback as Kansas attorney general after losing statewide elections in 2018 and 2020. (Photo by Brian Grimmett, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Kobach lost the general race for governor to Laura Kelly in 2018, leaving some Republicans speculating he could cost them the attorney general's office if he landed the nomination.  

(Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
KMUW Radio Monday, August 1st, 2022

Derek Schmidt issued an attorney general’s opinion that said tighter abortion laws would not outlaw procedures to end medically dangerous pregnancies. But abortion advocates say the opinion is designed to build political support ahead of Tuesday's statewide vote on whether to allow for tighter abortion rules.

Protesters who oppose a state constitutional amendment that would remove the right to abortion in Kansas march around the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka.  (Photo: Dylan Lysen / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, July 25th, 2022

Kansas voters will decide whether to strip abortion rights from the state constitution and open the door for a possible ban on all abortions. The political fight has ignited protests, contentious campaigns and a flood of political financing.

Scott Schwab giving his victory speech at the Johnson County Republicans' election watch party on Nov. 6, 2018. (File photo, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, July 22nd, 2022

The Republican secretary of state asked a private company to shut off a software function that makes it easy to retrieve certain public information.  

Political signs for the state constitutional amendment vote on abortion rights in Kansas sit near each other in Overland Park yards. (Photo by Dylan Lysen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, July 21st, 2022

The two main campaigns fighting over whether to strip abortion rights from the Kansas Constitution reported raising a total of $11.2 million in 2022. Political scientists say that money could play a significant role in voter turnout for a tight race.  

(Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

State officials announced that Panasonic Energy chose Kansas for the plant because of its tax rates and taxpayer incentives.

A sign supporting the amendment to the state constitution to remove abortion rights in Kansas hangs outside of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hays. Many churches across the state have hung the signs in support of the amendment. (Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Religious institutions normally avoid advocating during election cycles to protect their charitable status under federal law. But the Kansas constitutional amendment on abortion provides a rare opportunity for them to get actively involved.

Walmart argued to the Kansas Supreme Court that Johnson County overtaxed its 11 properties in 2016 and 2017. (Photo by Lynn Horsley, KCUR 89.3)
Kansas News Service Friday, July 1st, 2022

In a unanimous decision, the court ruled the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals wrongly found Johnson County overtaxed Walmart's 11 properties there by tens of millions of dollars.  

The reaction to the overturning of Roe v. Wade reflected an ongoing division in Kansas over the issue. (Photos by Chris Neal and Kylie Cameron, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, June 24th, 2022

The state's voters will decide on August 2 whether the Kansas Constitution will continue to preserve the right to get an abortion.  

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