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The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted this month to begin making "minor changes" to a document meant to guide Catholic voters in U.S. elections. The changes may reflect the more moderate teachings of Pope Francis I, but bishops in Kansas are still stressing conservative ideals on issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage. By Peter Hancock
The chance has passed for Kansas City, Missouri, to shine in the national political spotlight. The Republican National Committee announced Wednesday that Kansas City failed to make the cut when its list of finalists to host the 2016 Republican National Convention was narrowed to just two cities, Cleveland and Dallas. Also eliminated was Denver. Here are a few questions and answers about the competition:
People who try to use the state's online system to register to vote may be told their applications were incomplete, even if they submitted all the right documents. That's what happened to one 18-year-old voter, whose father is challenging Secretary of State Kris Kobach for re-election. By Peter Hancock
County election officials say more than 600 would-be voters still have their registrations "in suspense" because they have not yet provided the required proof of citizenship. Those voters must file their proof of citizenship before Election Day in order to cast a ballot. Primary elections in Kansas will be held Aug. 5. By Peter Hancock
A prominent southeast Kansas businessman and his wife are locked in a dispute over a $42 million tax bill and questions over which state they resided nearly a decade ago. For the past two years, Gene Bicknell has fought the tax bill that was levied based on where he lived at the time of the 2006 sale of National Pizza Company — the nation's largest Pizza Hut franchise holder. He argues he was a Florida resident, but the Kansas Department of Revenue, citing its definition of domicile imposed around the time of the sale, disagrees.
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins voted Friday for a measure that blocks the Pentagon from spending any funds to assess climate change and its impact on national security. By Peter Hancock
Libertarian Keen Umbehr put his name on the November ballot for Kansas governor on Tuesday, declaring that residents want a government that is fair for all people all the time.
TOPEKA — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is shuffling his administration, naming the head of the state's aging and disabilities agency to be his new budget director.
Kansas regulators have allowed U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins to continue tagging congressional and campaign materials with a CPA label although her state permit to work as a certified public accountant expired nearly two years ago.
The FBI says prosecuting pubic corruption is its top criminal investigative priority, and there are reports that Gov. Sam Brownback's administration is the target of one such investigation. But experts in the field say it's often very difficult to prove that a crime has been committed. By Peter Hancock
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 ...
Event organizer Lori Learned Robinson talks about the Occupy Lawrence protest, an offshoot of the national Occupy Wall Street movement.
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.
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 speaks about economic development, education and medicaid in an interview with the Journal-World, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010.
Dennis Moore's wife may aim for the Democratic nomination for the 3rd Congressional district in the next election.
A misconduct complaint against the house speaker is going to receive a full hearing. The complaint comes from conflict-of-interest concerns.
Money could be allocated to help construct the South Lawrence Trafficway if a bill makes its way through Washington.
Two Kansas political leaders have gone from rivals to teammates.
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.
Congressman Dennis Moore discussed the economic slowdown with a guardedly optimistic tone.