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Top Republicans make gay marriage issue in Kansas

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.

Q&A with Kansas House District 10 candidates Wilson, VanWyhe

Democrat Rep. John Wilson and Republican Nick VanWyhe are campaigning to represent House District 10 in the Kansas Legislature. The Journal-World asked the candidates to respond to a few of the issues dominating this election season.

Kansas Democratic Party suspends communications director for using crude language to describe towns

The Kansas Democratic Party has suspended its communications director over an online posting deriding three towns in the state’s southeast corner in crude language.

Get to know the candidates: Kansas House District 10

With the Nov. 4 election just weeks away, the Journal-World caught up with the candidates running to represent the Kansas House Districts encompassing Lawrence. Republican Nick VanWyhe and incumbent Rep. John Wilson, a Democrat, are campaigning to represent House District 10 in the Kansas Legislature.

Q&A with Kansas House District 46 candidates Highberger, Robinson

Democrat Dennis “Boog” Highberger and Republican J. Douglas "Doug" Robinson are campaigning to represent House District 46 in the Kansas Legislature, the seat formerly held by gubernatorial candidate Rep. Paul Davis, of Lawrence. With the Nov. 4 election just weeks away, the Journal-World asked the candidates to respond to a few of the issues dominating this election season.

Get to know the candidates: Kansas House District 46

With the Nov. 4 election just weeks away, the Journal-World caught up with the candidates running to represent the Kansas House districts encompassing Lawrence. Republican J. Douglas "Doug" Robinson and Democrat Dennis "Boog" Highberger are campaigning to represent House District 46 in the Legislature, the seat most recently filled by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rep. Paul Davis, of Lawrence.

Lynn Jenkins, part of GOP leadership, seeking fourth term in U.S. House

Rep. Lynn Jenkins has risen in Congress to become part of the House Republican leadership team and says she is proud of what the GOP has accomplished. As she seeks a fourth term, she says the partisan gridlock in Washington is largely the fault of the Democratic majority in the Senate, something she hopes will change after the Nov. 4 elections. By Peter Hancock

Brownback, Kobach to launch Kansas Business Center

Gov. Sam Brownback and Secretary of State Kris Kobach are preparing to launch what they’re describing as a new Kansas Business Center.

Kansas attorney general wants to have a say in Senate dispute

Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt wants a chance to argue in court that Kansas Democrats are legally obligated to pick a new nominee for U.S. Senate.

White House: Holder resigning as attorney general

Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration’s legal fight against terrorism and pushed to make the criminal justice system more even-handed, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the nation’s first black attorney general.

Lights, Camera, Films for Action: FFA kicks off 2009 with screening of "I.O.U.S.A."

Lawrence resident Tim Hjersted fired up Films for Action four years ago as a forum to present activist-minded films to local audiences. FFA will also reach the KU campus in 2009 thanks to Will Stewart-Starks, who is planning screenings at ...

Occupy Lawrence protesters come to Massachusetts Street

Event organizer Lori Learned Robinson talks about the Occupy Lawrence protest, an offshoot of the national Occupy Wall Street movement.

Jerry Moran discusses the debt ceiling at Lawrence Public Library

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran gives his thoughts on the debt ceiling during a town hall-style meeting at the Lawrence Public Library on Monday.

Gov. Brownback delivers first state address

Governor Sam Brownback delivered his first State of the State Address on Wednesday. Brownback outlined plans to move the state forward. 6News reporter Will DuPree explains why growing the economy is a top priority.

Governor-elect Sam Brownback talks about his priorities after being sworn in

Governor-Elect Sam Brownback speaks about economic development, education and medicaid in an interview with the Journal-World, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010.

Reports say Moore's wife will seek nomination

Dennis Moore's wife may aim for the Democratic nomination for the 3rd Congressional district in the next election.

Misconduct complaint to get full hearing

A misconduct complaint against the house speaker is going to receive a full hearing. The complaint comes from conflict-of-interest concerns.

Highway advocates push $10 billion transportation plan

Money could be allocated to help construct the South Lawrence Trafficway if a bill makes its way through Washington.

Thornburgh joins Brownback campaign

Two Kansas political leaders have gone from rivals to teammates.

Jenkins speaks to both sides of issue at KU

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins addressed both sides of the health care issue at the Dole Institute of Politics of the KU campus Tuesday. Jenkins heads back to Washington next week.

Dennis Moore discusses economy

Congressman Dennis Moore discussed the economic slowdown with a guardedly optimistic tone.