Home / News / Kansas News

Kansas News

Kansas House will hear testimony on restricting sexually oriented businesses

kansas sexually

A Kansas House committee is scheduled to hear testimony on a bill that would place restrictions on sexually oriented businesses (SOBs). Republican Representative John Barker of Abilene has agreed to hear Bill ...

Read More »

SuperPAC calls for AG Derek Schmidt to run for governor

Derek Schmidt

A western Kansas super political action committee is urging Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt to run for governor, releasing an early poll that shows him in the lead among GOP candidates. The ...

Read More »

Local & Regional News Briefs

kansas news, news briefs

Here are some local and regional news briefs from around the Kansas / Missouri area.   Kansas Legislative Audit: Bogus Unemployment Claims May Have Cost the State $600 Million TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) ...

Read More »

Huge Christian college fair this Saturday in Kansas City

college city missouri education

Christian colleges from across the nation will descend on Kansas City Feb. 27 to meet students and parents. It is thought to be the only in-person college fair this winter and spring. ...

Read More »

Kansas Highway Patrol begins stricter enforcement of seat belt laws

seat belt

You had better “click it or ticket,” because the Kansas Highway Patrol has begun cracking down on seat belt enforcement across the state from now through March 5. The Kansas Highway Patrol ...

Read More »

Bob Dole diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer

Bob Dole

Former Kansas Senator Bob Dole has announced that he has stage 4 lung cancer and will begin treatment in the coming week. “While I certainly have some hurdles ahead, I also know that ...

Read More »

Utilities turn to rolling blackouts to maintain power, wind turbines are de-iced

blackouts

Across the midwest and south, energy companies are instituting blackouts to keep the power on as the deep freeze continues. Evergy initiated rolling blackouts in parts in Missouri on Monday and Tuesday, ...

Read More »

Power interruptions possible as Energy Emergency Alert goes to Level 3

power interruptions

Persistent and extreme cold weather has made temporary power interruptions a possibility in the area. The cold snap has led to region-wide electricity use that exceeds available generation across the Southwest Power ...

Read More »

Kansas City-area Walmart, grocery store pharmacies now offering vaccine

walmart suit

If you are confused about where to get a vaccine, you’re not alone. Distribution across the region has been slow, particularly in Kansas City. Walmart pharmacies and stand-alone pharmacies such as CVS ...

Read More »

Kansas Senate approves ‘Value Them Both’ pro-life ballot measure

value them both voters

Kansas voters will have a chance to add a pro-life amendment to the state Constitution. The Value Them Both Amendment passed by a vote of 28-11 – a two-thirds majority – on ...

Read More »

Kansas River weir construction continues in Topeka

river weir

In September, construction began to modify the existing river weir and banks of the Kansas River where it runs through Topeka. The purpose is to enhance public safety, provide reasonable fish passage, ...

Read More »

KVC Kansas celebrates 100+ children’s adoptions in 2020

adoptions

During National Adoption Month in November, KVC Kansas helped facilitate 20+ children’s adoptions throughout the state. On November 21, National Adoption Day, which is the Saturday before Thanksgiving, courthouses across the country ...

Read More »

Orders still being taken for Choose Life plates

choose life plates

Kansans can still pre-order the new “Choose LIFE” Kansas license plates, though the printing of the plates must wait for a sufficient number of orders to be received. The campaign currently has ...

Read More »

People moving from Kansas while Missouri remains steady

moving

More people are moving out of Kansas than all but five other states, while roughly equal numbers of people are moving to or from Missouri. United Van Lines released its Annual National Migration ...

Read More »

Topeka Rally and March For Life postponed

March for Life

Due to COVID-19 and security concerns, the previously scheduled Rally and March for Life at the Kansas Capitol on January 21 has been postponed until later in the spring, according to Kansans ...

Read More »

Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla diagnosed with COVID-19

Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla

Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla was diagnosed with COVID-19 last week. The Democrat, who lost a bid for the 2nd Congressional district, will be out of the office for the next ...

Read More »

Martin Luther King visited Kansas City area numerous times

king kansas

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose birthday is celebrated as a national holiday on Monday, made at least six visits to the Kansas City area. The Jackson County Historical Society looked back ...

Read More »

Metro counties in first phase of vaccinations

side effects

Jackson County Missouri and Johnson County Kansas are beginning COVID-19 vaccinations this week. There is no list for the general public to sign up for the vaccine, regardless of the age or ...

Read More »

Mission Liberate to host human trafficking survivors at meet and greet Jan. 8

mission liberate

A new local organization seeking to have an impact on ending human trafficking will launch a grassroots campaign tonight. Mission Liberate, founded in 2019 by several students at the University of Kansas, ...

Read More »

Largest pro-life groups in Kansas merge into powerhouse

life merge

The two largest pro-life organizations in Kansas are merging. Wichita-based Kansans for Life (KFL), the state’s largest pro-life group, will officially merge with its Kansas City Regional Affiliate, KCKFL. Kansans for Life ...

Read More »

Kansans to ‘Rally and March for Life’ at state capitol Jan. 21

kansans life

Kansans for Life will hold the annual Rally and March for Life in Topeka on January 21. This year’s theme is United for Mothers and Babies. The day will be full of ...

Read More »

Missouri and Kansas among top 10 pro-life states

missouri kansas pro-life

Kansas City is on the border of two of the most pro-life states in the nation. Kansas ranks No. 6 and Missouri is No. 8 in the 2021 Life List from Americans ...

Read More »

KCC orders utilities to continue payment plans, waive late fees during pandemic

utilities

The Kansas Corporation Commission has extended an order that requires utilities to offer 12-month payment plans and waive late fees to help residential and small business customers avoid disconnection. The original order, ...

Read More »

Missouri budget to dip $400 million due to lockdowns

missouri budget

The Missouri state budget for the next fiscal year will take a major as a result of economic fallout from pandemic lockdowns. The budget year that begins in July is expected to ...

Read More »

Local retired Topeka pastor finds new purpose as Santa Claus

Topeka pastor

Gary Roten, retired Topeka pastor with 30 years of ministry,  has found another way to minister to local communities. He appears as Santa Claus for various charities and other organizations, and is ...

Read More »
X
X