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Court records: Kansas Commerce secretary forced to resign

Former Kansas Commerce Secretary Antonio Soave alleges in court documents that the governor’s office pressured him to resign shortly after a business partner sued Soave for fraud and other financial crimes.

Kansas Board of Regents members list conflicts of interest

The Kansas Board of Regents voted to accept staff recommendations that members excuse or monitor themselves when engaging in potential conflicts of interest.

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State workers at site of shooting had guards, security until Kansas' privatization push

The head of Kansas' state employees union and a local lawmaker say a push by Gov. Sam Brownback's administration to privatize state office space left employees vulnerable during a shooting this week at a Department of Revenue office in Wichita.

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Social media was key to Trump's victory, campaign officials tell Kansas GOP

Two of Donald Trump's key campaign staffers told a group of about 120 Kansas Republicans that they were confident Trump would win the election long before anyone else was ready to believe them.

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Kobach’s use of private emails for Trump panel questioned

A Kansas Press Association leader and a media attorney are accusing Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach of flouting a year-old state open records law by using a private email account for his work as vice chairman of President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud.

Kansas leaders concerned about new driver's license system

Kansas lawmakers and auditors worry about potential technical problems with the planned launch of a multimillion-dollar computer system for issuing and tracking 2 million driver's license records that's five years behind schedule.

Kansas State Board of Education recommending new licensing system to reduce teacher shortage

A Kansas State Board of Education panel has recommended a new licensing system to reduce the shortage of teachers in the state.

Report: Kansas didn't follow up on half of problems found in nursing homes

Kansas inspectors failed to follow up on nearly half the problems they found in 79 nursing homes across the state in 2014, according to a federal report issued Monday.

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Kansas prisons chief: Outside protests fuel inmate unrest

Kansas' top prison official says protests outside the walls are helping to fuel unrest in state prisons by inspiring inmates to use mass demonstrations to air grievances and he doesn't see any other connection between a this week's uprising at one prison and disturbances earlier this summer at another.

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Kansas state agency offers some raises in exchange for appeal rights

The Kansas Department for Children and Families is offering some workers a 2.5 percent pay raise if they give up the right to appeal disciplinary decisions.

Kansas University Basketball team meets with Gov. Sam Brownback

The Kansas University men's and women's basketball team visited the Statehouse in Topeka on Friday, April 27, 2012.

Gov. Sam Brownback discusses tax cut plan

Gov. Sam Brownback talks to reporters about a proposal that will cut an estimated $2.9 billion in the next six years.

GOP Caucus

Republicans voice their support for presidential candidates at Kansas GOP Caucus.

The Resurgence of Meth

Officials in southeast Kansas talk about the recent spike in methamphetamine use. They believe it can be attributed to the "one-pot" or "shake and bake" method.

Gov. Brownback discusses education funding issues

Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday spoke to reporters and editors at the Lawrence Journal-World. Brownback said growing the economy was his primary goal as he prepares for the 2012 legislative session that starts next month.

Strengthening Agriculture

Chris Wilson, deputy secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture talks about the importance of farmer's markets in strengthening the relationship between grower and consumer.

Kansas Attorney General in Lawrence

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt talks about his concerns about some of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation's resources and staffing levels. Schmidt spoke to the Lawrence Noon Rotary Club on Aug. 8, 2011, at the Holiday Inn Lawrence, 200 McDonald Drive.

SRS Secretary Rob Siedlecki discusses closure of Lawrence office

Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services Secretary Rob Siedlecki spoke with Lawrence Journal-World editors Monday, July 11, 2011, about the planned closure of the Lawrence SRS office. Siedlecki said there was no chance the Lawrence office will be spared closure, but maintained there will be some SRS presence in the city.

Local Retailers Confused About Four Loko Ban

Distributors of Four Loko and other energy drinks that combine alcohol and caffeine can no longer supply such products to Kansas stores. But some Lawrence retailers are unsure as to whether they can sell the drinks they have left in stock.

Kansas collects more tax revenues than expected in August

The state collected $38 million more than expected this month.

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