State Government

Kansas won’t stop paying extended jobless benefits yet

Topeka — Kansas will not stop paying extended federal unemployment benefits that started during the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Laura Kelly said. Business groups, companies and Republican leaders have been pressuring Kelly to end the benefits, which include extra $300 weekly unemployment ...

Gov. Kelly orders flags to half-staff for deceased Kansas lawmaker

Updated at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday Gov. Laura Kelly has directed that flags be lowered to half-staff on all state buildings, grounds and facilities effective immediately until the day of interment, in honor of Kansas Rep. Ron Howard. Howard, a Wichita Republican, died Tuesday from a lengthy ...

Ex-prosecutor who led USS Cole team running for Kansas AG

TOPEKA — A retired assistant U.S. attorney who once led the prosecution of the accused mastermind of the deadly 2000 bombing of the USS Cole is running for Kansas attorney general next year. Tony Mattivi on Monday launched his campaign for the Republican nomination by announcing that ...