State Government

Ban on trans athletes wins veto-proof majority in Kansas Senate

TOPEKA — Republicans in the Kansas Senate have approved a ban on transgender athletes in girls and women's school sports with enough votes to override an expected veto from Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. The 27-12 vote Tuesday sent the measure to the House. Conservatives had exactly the ...

Survivors of child sex abuse call for elimination of Kansas statute of limitations

TOPEKA — Kim Bergman was 12 years old when her gymnastics coach, David Byrd, began abusing her. Bergman was not his first victim, and she was not his last. Coaches she confided in did not report the crime, and when a therapist finally did, nothing came of it. Bergman said she felt she had ...

Kansas Senate redistricting plan passes Senate, goes to House

TOPEKA — A redistricting plan aimed at preserving the Republican supermajority in the Kansas Senate cleared the chamber Thursday on a bipartisan vote. The bill, approved 28-8, would create two districts with a pair of incumbents each. It could force Republican Sens. Michael Fagg, of El ...