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The Kansas Constitution protects a person's right to obtain an abortion, a judge said in 2019. (Photo by Chris Neal, Shooter Imaging)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to strike down abortion protections, making an upcoming Kansas vote on abortion rights even more important.  

A voter marks her ballot November 3, 2020. (Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR)
Kansas News Service Friday, April 29th, 2022

The Kansas Supreme Court will consider if a district court judge correctly followed the state constitution when ruling the Republican-led Kansas Legislature drew a racially and politically gerrymandered congressional map.

Kansas lawmakers enter the House chamber before attempting to override the governor's veto of the transgender athletes ban. (Photo by Stephen Koranda, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Kansas House lawmakers failed to override a veto from the governor, spelling the end for a ban on transgender athletes in girls' and women's sports.  

(Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR Radio)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

Senators voted to override Democratic Governor Laura Kelly's veto, meaning the ban only needs a House override vote to become law.

Voters cast ballots at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR)
Kansas News Service Monday, April 25th, 2022

The judge ruled the recently drawn map violates provisions in the state constitution related to free speech, voting and equal protection rights to favor Republican candidates by putting parts of Wyandotte County and Lawrence in districts where Democrats have little chance to win.  

People stand in the hallway of the Wyandotte County Courthouse. (Photo by Dylan Lysen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Experts argue that analysis shows racial and political gerrymandering, while the defense says there's no way to prove it.  

Kansas News Service Saturday, April 2nd, 2022

A final sports betting deal reached Friday struggled to advance in the House and senators left for a break without voting on the bill.

The office of the Governmental Ethics Commission in Topeka. (Photo by Blaise Mesa, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, April 1st, 2022

Some lawmakers wanted to remove the leader of the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission after reports the group subpoenaed lawmakers and lobbyists as part of an investigation.

Sports betting would join other gambling at places like this casino in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Stephen Koranda, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Sports gambling would be coming to Kansas casinos and online apps under a bill the Kansas House overwhelmingly approved.  

An oil well in Sedgwick County. (Photo by Brian Grimmett, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 24th, 2022

The change could threaten state environmental regulations that business groups want thrown out.  

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