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2021-09-08 19:41:03
by Dan McCue
Kansas Gov. Celebrates Growing Wichita Aviation Sector

WICHITA, Kan. -- Gov. Laura Kelly visited McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita on Wednesday to celebrate the latest development... Read More

WICHITA, Kan. -- Gov. Laura Kelly visited McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita on Wednesday to celebrate the latest development in the city’s historic and still rapidly growing aviation sector. Hours earlier, Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research... Read More

2021-06-11 14:28:28
by Brock Blasdell
Kansas Receives Gold Shovel Award

The state of Kansas has been awarded Area Development Magazine’s prestigious Gold Shovel award in recognition of its successful year... Read More

The state of Kansas has been awarded Area Development Magazine’s prestigious Gold Shovel award in recognition of its successful year attracting high-value business investment. Over $6 billion in new business dollars and more than 26 thousand jobs have been created... Read More

2021-03-24 16:01:30
by TWN Staff
Kansas Welcomes First Woman of Color to Appellate Court Bench

The Kansas Senate has confirmed two women to serve on the state's court of appeals, including the first woman of... Read More

The Kansas Senate has confirmed two women to serve on the state's court of appeals, including the first woman of color to serve in that position. In doing so, the Senate took steps to assure itself neither woman would be... Read More

2021-02-11 16:03:58
by Sean Trambley
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly Announces Medicaid Expansion Bill Funded By Medical Marijuana

TOPEKA, Kan. – This week, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced legislation to expand Medicaid, known as KanCare, and provide health... Read More

TOPEKA, Kan. – This week, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced legislation to expand Medicaid, known as KanCare, and provide health insurance for 165,000 Kansans. The legislation also establishes a regulatory framework to make Kansas the 48th state to legalize medical... Read More

2020-12-15 16:19:40
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Rejects Kansas Effort to Revive Voter Registration Law

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Kansas that sought to revive a law requiring proof... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Kansas that sought to revive a law requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared the law unconstitutional in April, prompting... Read More

2020-11-03 06:22:55
by TWN Staff
KS-03: Amanda Adkins (R)

About Adkins: Amanda L. Adkins is a businesswoman and mother. For the past 15 years, she has worked as an... Read More

About Adkins: Amanda L. Adkins is a businesswoman and mother. For the past 15 years, she has worked as an executive at Cerner Corporation, a Kansas City-based health care and information technology company. As vice president of Strategic Growth, Adkins... Read More

2020-11-03 06:16:05
by TWN Staff
KS-03: Sharice Davids (D)

About Davids:  Representative Davids was raised by a single mother who served in the Army for 20 years. After graduating... Read More

About Davids:  Representative Davids was raised by a single mother who served in the Army for 20 years. After graduating from Leavenworth High School, she worked her way through Johnson County Community College and the University of Missouri-Kansas City before... Read More

2020-11-01 09:46:42
by TWN Staff
KS-02: Jake LaTurner (R)

About LaTurner: LaTurner was twice elected to represent the people of Southeast Kansas in the State Senate, serving from 2013-2017.... Read More

About LaTurner: LaTurner was twice elected to represent the people of Southeast Kansas in the State Senate, serving from 2013-2017. Seen as an innovator and champion of conservative reform, LaTurner helped spearhead welfare-to-work reform in Kansas. LaTurner led the fight,... Read More

2020-11-01 09:36:01
by TWN Staff
KS-01: Tracey Mann (R)

About Mann: Tracey Mann served as the 50th Lt. Governor of the great state of Kansas. Born and raised on... Read More

About Mann: Tracey Mann served as the 50th Lt. Governor of the great state of Kansas. Born and raised on his family's farm just south of Quinter, Kan., Mann was the fifth generation to live in a house his great,... Read More

2020-10-29 21:02:40
by Sara Wilkerson
Kansas Announces Visible PPE Distribution Program

TOPEKA, Kan. --Today, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced that the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, in... Read More

TOPEKA, Kan. --Today, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced that the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, in collaboration with the Kansas Department for Children and Families, is making visible personal protective equipment available to deaf and hard... Read More

2020-10-28 16:04:14
by TWN Staff
KS Senate: Roger Marshall (R)

About Marshall: Dr. Roger Marshall is an OB/GYN, who has delivered more than 5,000 babies during his 25 years practicing... Read More

About Marshall: Dr. Roger Marshall is an OB/GYN, who has delivered more than 5,000 babies during his 25 years practicing in Great Bend. He also served as chairman of the board of Great Bend Regional Hospital for 14 years. For... Read More

2020-10-28 16:01:49
by TWN Staff
KS Senate: Barbara Bollier (D)

About Bollier: After a career as a doctor, Bollier ran for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. There, she... Read More

About Bollier: After a career as a doctor, Bollier ran for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. There, she served as an independent voice for Kansans, earning a reputation as a leader willing to work with both political parties.... Read More

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

TOPEKA, Kan. - Yesterday, the Kansas Department of Children and Families announced the state will officially allow food stamp recipients... Read More

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

WASHINGTON — During a global pandemic, Kansas voters will have a choice between two doctors offering competing remedies for the... Read More

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

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Republicans on Tuesday nominated Rep. Roger Marshall for the Senate over polarizing conservative Kris Kobach,... Read More

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

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

TOPEKA, Kan. - As Congress continues to wrestle with how much it will give to states and cities in the... Read More

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?

WASHINGTON — If you’ve turned on a television in the Kansas City area recently, you’ve probably seen Bob Hamilton’s face.... Read More

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 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... Read More

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

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

Why this race matters: In deep red Kansas, this race has emerged as a potential bright spot for Democrats. Despite ... Read More

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

2018-11-02 18:48:22
by KS-02: Steve Watkins (R)
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 ... Read More

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

2018-09-08 17:34:35
by KS-03: Sharice Davids (D)
KS-03: Sharice Davids (D)

As the daughter of a single mother Army veteran, Sharice knows the importance of determination and service to country. As ... Read More

As the daughter of a single mother Army veteran, Sharice knows the importance of determination and service to country. As a woman and a Native American, she knows how to stand up and fight for equity. Read More

2018-09-08 15:32:49
by KS-02: Paul Davis (D)
KS-02: Paul Davis (D)

Paul spent the early years of his career as a liaison to state lawmakers at the Kansas Insurance Department. At ... Read More

Paul spent the early years of his career as a liaison to state lawmakers at the Kansas Insurance Department. At the time, the agency was leading an unprecedented charge as a consumer watchdog. Read More

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