Government

Former Basehor county commissioner dies
October 27, 2014
Funeral services for John Flower, 68, former Leavenworth County Commissioner from Basehor, were held over the weekend.
Kansas governor, challenger set for more debates
October 20, 2014
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and his challenger, Paul Davis, will meet for back-to-back debates this week in Wichita amid a close race as the election nears.
Top Republicans make gay marriage issue in Kansas
October 19, 2014
Republican Sen. Pat Roberts and Gov. Sam Brownback are raising gay marriage as an issue to help paint their challengers as too liberal for GOP-leaning Kansas in the final weeks of tough re-election races.
Tomorrow last day to register to vote for Nov. 4 election
October 13, 2014
Tuesday is the last day to register to vote for those who want to vote in November’s general election. Advance voting begins as early as Oct. 15 in some counties.
Analysis: Gay marriage clouds Kansas governor race
October 12, 2014
The re-emergence of gay marriage as a hot legal issue nationally has complicated Democratic challenger Paul Davis’ bid in Kansas to unseat conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.
Cruz helping Kansas Sen. Roberts launch bus tour
October 9, 2014
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is coming to Wichita to boost the re-election campaign of fellow Republican and Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts.
In Kansas, funding of TV ads most mysterious
October 9, 2014
Kansas has seen the greatest number of ads for state-level political office, such as lieutenant governors and state treasurers, from groups that do not disclose their donors. In fact, secretive groups account for more than half of the spending in that state’s competitive race for governor, and voters likely will never know who is picking up the tab — the biggest paid for by anonymous patrons.
Supreme Court ends states’ delays on same-sex marriage, clears way for Kansas unions
October 6, 2014
The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court’s order effectively makes gay marriage legal now in 30 states.
Poll says Kansas Senate, governor’s races close
October 2, 2014
A new poll says the U.S. Senate and governor’s races in Kansas remain close.
Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties
October 2, 2014
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte County until 9 a.m. Thursday morning and warn of significant sized hail.
Senator brings in Jeb Bush to campaign in Kansas
September 29, 2014
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is bringing in another Republican heavy-hitter to help bolster his troubled campaign for re-election.
Voter mulling options in Kansas Senate dispute
September 24, 2014
The lawyer for a disgruntled Kansas Democratic voter says he’s considering his options as he faces a delay in getting a court to hear his lawsuit to force the party to name a new U.S. Senate nominee.
Texas governor to headline fundraiser for Brownback
September 24, 2014
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is getting some fundraising help from his colleague in Texas.
Tonganoxie candidates for Kansas House square off in Leavenworth
September 23, 2014
There were three candidates fielding questions with two distinctive messages at Monday’s candidate forum in Leavenworth’s Riverfront Community Center.