State Government

2 Kansas lawmakers who faced legal issues ousted in primaries

Two Kansas lawmakers who faced legal issues during their time in the Legislature have been soundly defeated in their bids for reelection. Freshman Rep. Aaron Coleman, of Turner, lost a three-way race to Melissa Oropeza, of Kansas City, Kansas, in Tuesday's Democratic primary. And Republican ...

Kansas’ top election official defeats far-right conspiracy promoter in primary

PHOENIX — The top state elections official in Kansas beat back a far-right challenger who promoted conspiracy theories in one of several primaries Tuesday featuring candidates for secretary of state who have expressed skepticism of elections or promoted lies about the 2020 presidential ...

Kansas voters protect abortion rights, block path to ban

Story updated at 10:33 p.m. Tuesday: TOPEKA — Kansas voters on Tuesday protected the right to get an abortion in the state, rejecting a measure that would have allowed the Republican-controlled Legislature to tighten abortion restrictions or ban it outright. The referendum in the ...

Kobach looks for comeback in Kansas attorney general primary

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Immigration hardliner Kris Kobach is attempting a political comeback Tuesday in the Republican primary for Kansas attorney general, where he faces a former prosecutor and a state senator who, like Kobach, say they would prioritize fighting the federal government. Kobach ...