State Government

Kansas poised for independent bid for governor

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A hard-right Kansas lawmaker who has clashed with Republican leaders was poised Monday to win a spot on the November ballot as an independent candidate for governor, helped by allies of Democratic incumbent Laura Kelly. State Sen. Dennis Pyle, of Hiawatha, a Republican ...

Kansas election chief’s software change violated law, court says

TOPEKA — Kansas' top elections official violated the state's open records law when he had office computer software altered so that it could no longer produce data sought by a voting-rights advocate, the state Court of Appeals ruled Friday. The decision directed a trial court judge to order ...

Kansas vote could allow ban, but abortion foes mum on plans

OLATHE — Republicans have spent more than three decades making it as hard as possible to get an abortion in Kansas, and now that their chance to ban the procedure is in sight, they're reluctant to tell voters whether that's their goal. In the first statewide abortion referendum since the ...