State Government

Kansas no longer shields people from evictions, foreclosures

WICHITA — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is no longer shielding renters and homeowners who are financially strapped because of the coronavirus pandemic from being evicted or having lenders foreclose on their mortgages. Kelly allowed an executive order that had banned new evictions and foreclosures ...

Kansas attorney general to ask U.S. Supreme Court to save voter citizenship law

Story updated at 8:48 Tuesday TOPEKA — Kansas’ Republican attorney general plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the state to require new voters to provide papers documenting their citizenship when registering. Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Tuesday that he will appeal a ...

Now that the filing deadline has passed, here are the candidates for area races

The election races are set. On Monday, the deadline to file for election to Douglas County and local state offices passed, setting up some primary elections later this summer. Primary elections are scheduled for Aug. 4. Primary winners will head to a general election on Nov. 3. While the ...

Kansas governor vetoes property tax bill, 2 other measures

TOPEKA — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly has vetoed a property tax bill and two other measures approved by the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature. Kelly said in a statement Monday that each of the bills could create financial problems for state and local governments when they're stressed ...

Watch Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s June 1 press briefing about COVID-19

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly will update residents Monday on the latest information about the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. The press briefing will be streamed live on Facebook and Journal-World readers will be able to watch the video here. Check back after the briefing for a story about ...