State Government

Gov. Kelly directs state agencies to resume remote work

TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday directed Kansas state employees to resume working remotely if possible because of the more contagious COVID-19 Delta variant. Kelly's announcement came after two months of steadily rising numbers of new COVID-19 cases that have stressed hospitals and ...

Report: Most federal election security money — including in Kansas — remains unspent

Congress provided hundreds of millions of dollars to shore up the nation's election system against cyberattacks and other threats, but roughly two-thirds of the money remained unspent just weeks before last year's presidential election. A recently released federal report says the states, the ...

Legislative districts overpopulated in 4 Kansas urban areas

TOPEKA — Population shifts left Kansas legislators in four urban areas with too many people in their districts and lawmakers from most rural areas with too few, according to new figures from the Legislature's research staff. The numbers showed that 22 of 40 Senate districts and 78 of 125 ...

Kansas governor urges school districts to require masks

Updated at 5:54 p.m. OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday called for school districts to require masks and said she was contemplating an emergency declaration as hospitals buckle under the strain of increasingly young COVID-19 patients and hundreds of students and staff ...