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Kansas Latest State to Offer Online Food Purchases with EBT Card
State News
Kansas Latest State to Offer Online Food Purchases with EBT Card
2020-08-20 20:27:59
by Sara Wilkerson

TOPEKA, Kan. - Yesterday, the Kansas Department of Children and Families announced the state will officially allow food stamp recipients to purchase food online using a Kansas Benefits Card, or EBT Card, at retailers Amazon and Walmart.  In a press... Read More

Dr. Marshall vs. Dr. Bollier: Kansas Senate Race Offers Sharp Contrast on Health Policy
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Dr. Marshall vs. Dr. Bollier: Kansas Senate Race Offers Sharp Contrast on Health Policy

WASHINGTON — During a global pandemic, Kansas voters will have a choice between two doctors offering competing remedies for the current crisis and the health care system as a whole. In the race for Kansas’ open U.S. Senate seat, U.S.... Read More

Kansas GOP Picks Rep. Marshall for Senate Seat Over Kobach
2020 Elections
Kansas GOP Picks Rep. Marshall for Senate Seat Over Kobach

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Republicans on Tuesday nominated Rep. Roger Marshall for the Senate over polarizing conservative Kris Kobach, heeding the party establishment’s advice as it tries to keep a normally safe seat out of play in what could... Read More

Despite Pandemic, Kansas Sees Windfall in Tax Collections
State News
Despite Pandemic, Kansas Sees Windfall in Tax Collections
2020-08-04 20:11:52
by Dan McCue

TOPEKA, Kan. - As Congress continues to wrestle with how much it will give to states and cities in the next coronavirus relief package, the state of Kansas says it has seen a dramatic increase in its tax collections, partly... Read More

A Plumber, a Chief and an Uber Driver Walk Into a Senate Race. Can one Win the GOP Nod?
Elections
A Plumber, a Chief and an Uber Driver Walk Into a Senate Race. Can one Win the GOP Nod?

WASHINGTON — If you’ve turned on a television in the Kansas City area recently, you’ve probably seen Bob Hamilton’s face. He’s one of 11 names on Kansas Republicans’ Aug. 4 primary ballot for the race to succeed retiring GOP Sen.... Read More

Kansas Republican Susan Wagle Drops Out of Senate Race After Conversations with GOP Leaders
2020 Elections
Kansas Republican Susan Wagle Drops Out of Senate Race After Conversations with GOP Leaders

WASHINGTON — Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle has dropped out of the race for U.S. Senate four days ahead of the filing deadline. The Wichita Republican’s decision to forgo the race to replace retiring Sen. Pat Roberts comes hours after... Read More

Kansas Farmers Die by Suicide at an ‘Alarming’ Rate. The State Steps in to Help Them Cope
Kansas
Kansas Farmers Die by Suicide at an ‘Alarming’ Rate. The State Steps in to Help Them Cope

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — He fought it as long as he could. Mick Rausch didn’t know what was wrong until he finally hit a wall he could no longer climb on his own. It was 10 years ago. His brother... Read More

As Rural Hospital Closes, Emergency Care Is on the Blink With Fate Uncertain
Health
As Rural Hospital Closes, Emergency Care Is on the Blink With Fate Uncertain

FORT SCOTT, Kan. — For more than 30 minutes, Robert Findley lay unconscious in the back of an ambulance next to Mercy Hospital Fort Scott on a frigid February morning with paramedics hand-pumping oxygen into his lungs. A helipad sat... Read More

Laura Kelly Sworn In as Kansas Governor, Promising a New Chapter After Partisan Fights
Kansas
Laura Kelly Sworn In as Kansas Governor, Promising a New Chapter After Partisan Fights

Laura Jeanne Kelly became the 48th governor of Kansas on Monday, promising a new chapter for the state based on compromise. Kelly’s inauguration places the governor’s office back in the hands of Democrats after eight years... Read More

‘Purple’ Kansas? Former Federal Prosecutor Mulls Senate Run Against Pat Roberts
2020 Elections
‘Purple’ Kansas? Former Federal Prosecutor Mulls Senate Run Against Pat Roberts

Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas looks vulnerable to Democrats — and some Republicans, and that’s a big reason the 2020 race has quickly drawn a prominent potential challenger, former U.S. Attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom. Read More

KANSAS'S 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (open)
Kansas
KANSAS'S 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (open)
2018-11-03 02:15:08
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: In deep red Kansas, this race has emerged as a potential bright spot for Democrats. Despite Republicans spending against Davis early and often, Paul Davis has maintained a slight lead over his Republican opponent. While Davis ... Read More

KS-02: Steve Watkins (R)
Kansas
KS-02: Steve Watkins (R)
2018-11-02 18:48:22
by KS-02: Steve Watkins (R)

Steve Watkins’s remarkable life and career have been characterized by integrity, courage, leadership and selfless service.  He has led soldiers in war, fought wasteful government spending, and managed engineering projects in some of the world’s... Read More

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