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Kansas Supreme Court Justice Caleb Stegall authored the court's ruling that upheld the state's congressional redistricting map despite claims it was racially and politically gerrymandered to benefit Republicans. (Photo by Thad Allton, The Kansas Reflector)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 21st, 2022

In a full ruling released Tuesday, the court explained why it upheld the Kansas congressional redistricting map despite claims it was racially and politically gerrymandered to benefit Republicans.  

Rep. Stephanie Byers, a Wichita Democrat, is the first transgender lawmaker to serve in the Kansas Statehouse. (Photo courtesy of Stephanie Byers)
Kansas News Service Friday, June 10th, 2022

Byers withdrew her filing to run for reelection Friday.  

Kansas voters will decide on August 2 whether to amend the state constitution with a provision that says it doesn’t promise access to abortion. All Kansas voters may cast a ballot on the issue, regardless of party affiliation. (Photo by Julie Denesha, KCUR 89.3)
Kansas News Service Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Kansas voters will decide on August 2 whether to amend the state constitution with a provision saying its guarantee of a right to privacy doesn’t include access to abortion.  

State Senator Kellie Warren and former federal prosecutor Tony Mattivi will try to overcome Kris Kobach's national brand to earn the Republican bid for Kansas Attorney General. (graphic by Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

Kris Kobach is trying to make a political comeback as the Kansas attorney general, but his Republican opponents say he's vulnerable enough to lose to a Democrat in the general election — again.  

Former Democratic lawmaker Jennifer Day canvasses in Prairie Village to encourage voters to reject a constitutional amendment that would open the door for bans on abortion in Kansas. (Photo by Dylan Lysen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, May 26th, 2022

After a leaked U.S. Supreme Court ruling that would overturn the landmark case that promised women the right to abortion, an August vote to amend the Kansas Constitution over abortion has taken on heightened importance.  

Kansas Supreme Court Justice Dan Biles gestures during afternoon arguments over the newly drawn congressional maps. (Photo by Thad Allton for the Kansas Reflector)
KCUR Radio Monday, May 16th, 2022

A map drawn by legislative Republicans was thrown out by a lower court on grounds that it discriminated against people of color and Democrats.  

The law will allow for sports venues, like Sporting Kansas City's Children's Mercy Park, to offer gambling. (Photo by Dylan Lysen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Kansas bettors will be able to place legal wagers on sporting events as early as this summer.  

A new Kansas law requires meat alternative products to include disclaimers showing they are made from plants, not animals. (Photo by Dylan Lysen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, May 12th, 2022

The Kansas Livestock Association pushed for the labeling law as part of a national initiative to protect the cattle industry's meat-selling market share.  

Governor Laura Kelly signed the Kansas food sales tax cut into law on Wednesday. (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed a food sales tax cut into law Wednesday.  

The Kansas Legislature didn’t approve money for additional public defenders, but it did support pay raises. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas Public Radio)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

The Kansas Legislature didn’t approve money for additional public defenders, but it did support pay raises.  

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