2010 Elections

Advance voting in Douglas County outpaces 2006 election, but turnout expected to be under 50 percent
November 1, 2010
Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew is predicting voter turnout to be 41 percent to 43 percent for Tuesday’s midterm elections.
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Immigration efforts designed to protect Kansans, Kobach says; attorney says hundreds in Lawrence would be hurt
February 21, 2015
An anti-immigrant bill pending in the Kansas legislature renouncing President Barack Obama’s recent executive orders easing deportation policies against select groups of undocumented immigrants would affect hundreds of local families, Lawrence immigration attorney Blanca Marin de Stevanov said Friday. Kansas’s Senate Bill 166, referred to as the “Rule of Law Restoration Act,” introduced earlier this month by Secretary of State Kris Kobach, argues the executive orders were illegal because they violated the separation of powers described in Articles I and II of the U.S. Constitution. By Caitlin Doornbos
Church leaders question Kobach comment on voter ID
09:04 a.m., August 1, 2014 Updated 09:38 a.m.
Some Kansas church leaders are upset over a remark by Secretary of State Kris Kobach questioning the veracity of those opposed to the state’s voter photo identification law.
Program run by Kobach checks voter registration records of more than 100 million people
April 20, 2014
A little-known program run by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach goes through more than 100 million voter records from states across the nation. By Scott Rothschild
Jenkins explains budget vote; tours local businesses
April 15, 2014
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins on Tuesday explained her vote in favor of a federal budget bill that she says would reign in the federal deficit, but which Democrats say would gut funding for domestic programs such as Medicare and student financial aid. By Peter Hancock
Graduate students showcase their research at Statehouse
February 14, 2013
Dozens of college students from Kansas University, Kansas State and Wichita State showcased their work Thursday in the Statehouse as part of the 10th annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit. By Scott Rothschild
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder touts bill that would make research more available during KU visit
October 24, 2012
Speaking at KU’s Watson Library on Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder said he’s supporting a bill that would help make federally funded scholarly research more freely available for anyone to see. He also credited KU for being a leader — often mentioned alongside the likes of Harvard — on the issue of open access to research. By Matt Erickson
Democrat announces campaign for 2nd Congressional District
May 22, 2012
A Topeka pastor announced Tuesday that he is running for the 2nd Congressional District which is currently represented by U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, a Republican from Topeka.
Brownback pushes for tax cuts during panel discussion in New York
09:58 a.m., April 11, 2012 Updated 03:00 p.m.
Participating on a tax discussion panel Tuesday in New York, Brownback said people want “bold solutions.” He said, “The public is scared now. They are scared for the future of their country.”
KU grad hired as Lawrence Public Library’s new director
01:39 p.m., March 8, 2012 Updated 05:06 p.m.
A branch manager of a suburban Seattle library, who stresses how the library of the future should become a center of creativity, will become the new director of the Lawrence Public Library.
Kansas Senate approves congressional map that consolidates Lawrence in 2nd, puts Manhattan in 1st
February 8, 2012
The Kansas Senate Wednesday approved a bi-partisan congressional redistricting plan that puts all of Lawrence in the 2nd U.S. House district.
Statehouse Live: Kobach campaign given maximum fine of $5,000 for mistakes in reporting campaign funds
03:41 p.m., October 26, 2011 Updated 08:27 p.m.
Ethics Commission Chair Sabrina Standifer said she was “disappointed” in the way the ethics complaint had been represented by Kobach. “This is in no way, shape or form self-reporting,” she said.
Kansas ethics commission may levy fine for errors in financial reports from Kris Kobach’s campaign for secretary of state
10:55 a.m., September 29, 2011 Updated 01:29 p.m.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is facing questions for a second time in less than three years about flawed finance reports filed by political organizations he led, and the latest issues could result in a $5,000 fine for the treasurer of his campaign last year.
Lecompton post office safe from closure, Jenkins says
August 19, 2011
Several Lecompton residents raised alarms that the post office was vulnerable to budget cuts by the U.S. Postal Service.
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins says political discourse in Congress reflects attitudes throughout the country
Constituents say compromise is key
11:17 a.m., August 19, 2011 Updated 04:25 p.m.
With public opinion of Congress hitting historic lows, what’s it like for a congresswoman to come home and face the voters?
Statehouse Live: Ethics complaint filed against Rep. Gregory; legislator admits mistake
09:56 p.m., July 20, 2011 Updated 10:01 p.m.
Kansas law prohibits state elected officials from using public funds, machinery, equipment, supplies or any governmental agency for campaign purposes.