Elections

Robert faces GOP foe in Senate re-election bid
October 9, 2013
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, a power in Kansas politics for decades, faces a challenge in the Republican primary from a Kansas City-area doctor who’s never run for office but has gained attention in conservative and tea party circles for his vocal criticism of the federal health care overhaul.
Kansas: Brownback puts 19 appointments on special session agenda
July 30, 2013
Kansas lawmakers expect to consider up to 19 of Gov. Sam Brownback’s appointments during a special legislative session, prompting a top critic Monday to declare that the session has been “orchestrated” to quickly confirm a new state Court of Appeals judge without much public scrutiny.
What is more unpopular: Congress or Obamacare?
July 17, 2013
Right out of the chute, it appears the 2014 campaign for U.S. House District 2 will be a contest to determine which is more unpopular: Congress or Obamacare.
Voting rights advocates fear problems with proof of citizenship requirement will mean many lost votes; board rejects Kobach modification
July 16, 2013
Law requires birth certificate, passport or other document for those registering in state for the first time
Kobach proposed rule change on proof-of-citizenship requirement to register to vote
July 12, 2013
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is proposing a change to the law he pushed through the Legislature that requires proof of citizenship to register to vote.
Council votes to pursue light at Stone Creek Drive/South Park
April 24, 2013
The Tonganoxie City Council has focused its attention on a traffic signal at U.S. Highway 24-40 and Stone Creek Drive/South Park.
Local health departments fret cutbacks in HIV testing
January 22, 2013
The state health department earlier this month stopped analyzing HIV tests for many of the state’s medium and small counties and also stopped providing rapid or oral test kits, which is creating a new burden for cash-strapped health departments and creating some uncertainty whether they can continue testing for the disease in some rural locations around Kansas.
County officials sworn in for service
January 14, 2013
After their election in November, Leavenworth County officials officially were sworn into office this morning at the Leavenworth County Courthouse.
Sen. Wagle elected president of Kansas Senate; Merrick new House speaker
December 3, 2012
Fourteen years ago, Susan Wagle was stunned after the votes were counted and she lost the House speaker’s race to Robin Jennison.
County candidates face off at forum
02:45 p.m., October 24, 2012 Updated 10:03 a.m.
Candidates running for Leavenworth County offices discussed local issues at the Basehor Community Library’s public forum Tuesday evening.
Former KDOT head says Brown not involved in K-10 barrier discussions
October 11, 2012
Miller’s statement at odds to Republican candidate’s claim
Basehor forum will feature Kansas House, Senate candidates Saturday
12:23 p.m., September 28, 2012 Updated 11:46 a.m.
Basehor Community Library will sponsor two political forums in October to give residents an opportunity to speak with local candidates.
Manhattan man drops challenge to Obama on state ballot
September 14, 2012
Manhattan — A Kansas man says he’s dropping his objection to President Barack Obama being listed on the state’s November ballot.
State panel wants more information before ruling on Obama’s ballot eligibility
September 14, 2012
Kansas election officials said Thursday that they want more information before deciding whether to remove President Barack Obama from the state’s November ballot.