Republicans call for removal of former legislator from education panel
September 10, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback says Democrat Paul Davis appointed a former state senator who favors forced consolidation of rural schools to a task force now studying school efficiency. But the three-year-old quotes attributed to former Sen. John Vratil, R-Leawood, may have been taken out of context. By Peter Hancock
Moderate Republicans endorse Democrat Jim Sherow in 1st District congressional race
September 9, 2014
Jim Sherow, a Democrat running for the 1st District congressional seat of central and western Kansas, received the endorsement Tuesday from Kansas Republicans for Common Sense. Sherow is trying to unseat incumbent Republican Tim Huelskamp. By Peter Hancock
Kansas Sen. Roberts’ campaign hits opponent harder
09:43 a.m., September 9, 2014 Updated 01:47 p.m.
Pat Roberts’ quickly retooled Senate campaign is emerging, and it already sounds different from the quiet races he’s run in the past.
13 things to understand about health insurance
September 8, 2014
A few facts to help you better understand your health insurance policy.
How’s your health insurance literacy? Groups in Kansas are trying to improve it
September 8, 2014
The easiest way to understand health insurance is to know there’s no easy way to understand health insurance. “If you’ve seen one insurance plan, you’ve seen one insurance plan,” said Joe Pedley, chief financial officer at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. That’s why groups across the state are trying to improve residents’ health insurance literacy. By Giles Bruce
Marcel Harmon appointed to Lawrence school board
September 8, 2014
The Lawrence school board appointed Marcel Harmon, an active volunteer on the local school scene, as the board’s seventh member Monday. Harmon was chosen from among 14 applicants to replace Adina Morse, who resigned in August to serve as the executive director of the Lawrence Schools Foundation, which provides funding for the district.
Boxing firm has suit against Kansas Senate hopeful Orman
September 8, 2014
Court records show that independent Senate candidate Greg Orman is embroiled in a federal lawsuit in Kansas with an international boxing equipment manufacturer.
Roberts, Orman debate amid campaign turmoil
September 6, 2014
Organizers of the Kansas State Fair debates had planned on three U.S. Senate candidates to be on stage. But after Democrat Chad Taylor’s abrupt withdrawal from the race, Sen. Pat Roberts was left to face only Greg Orman, an independent.
Brownback, Davis focus on education and economy in State Fair debate
September 6, 2014
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and his Democratic challenger Paul Davis squared off in a debate at the Kansas State Fair. Brownback tried to link Davis to President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats while Davis criticized the governor over education cuts and the economy. By Peter Hancock
School board to fill vacancy on Monday
September 5, 2014
The Lawrence school board on Monday will name a replacement for former school board member Adina Morse, who resigned last month to take the position of executive director of the Lawrence Schools Foundation.
Kansas Sen. Roberts shakes up campaign team
11:25 a.m., September 5, 2014 Updated 05:42 p.m.
Republican Sen. Pat Roberts has shaken up his struggling re-election team in Kansas, replacing a longtime confidante as campaign manager and getting help from national operatives in a race that’s suddenly a battleground in the fight for Senate control.
Moran: Kansas can’t fail GOP in majority bid
08:40 a.m., September 5, 2014 Updated 04:38 p.m.
The chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee says as hard as the GOP is working to win Republican control of the U.S. Senate, Kansas can’t be the place that fails the party.
Kobach says Taylor has to stay on the U.S. Senate ballot, Taylor says he’ll challenge ruling
September 4, 2014
Democrat Chad Taylor will remain on the Nov. 4 ballot as a candidate for U.S. Senate, according to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Taylor, however, said he plans to challenge Kobach’s decision. Those were among the twists in what had already become a tumultuous, and surprisingly close, four-way race between Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, Taylor, independent candidate Greg Orman, and Libertarian Randall Batson.
GOP attacks Democrat’s exit from Kansas Senate race
09:12 a.m., September 4, 2014 Updated 10:44 a.m.
The Kansas Republican Party on Thursday questioned the legality of the Democratic U.S. Senate nominee’s withdrawal from the race against conservative incumbent Pat Roberts, throwing a previously safe Republican seat into doubt and complicating national GOP efforts to win a majority in the chamber.
Former GOP lawmakers support Orman for Senate
12:47 p.m., September 3, 2014 Updated 05:00 p.m.
The group Traditional Republicans for Common Sense includes about 70 former GOP legislators, many of whom earlier endorsed Democrat Paul Davis for governor. On Wednesday, they threw their support behind independent candidate Greg Orman for U.S. Senate. By Peter Hancock