State Government

2020 Primary Voters Guide: Brandon Holland running for House District 10

Brandon Holland, son of Sen. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, wants to make progress on Medicaid expansion, school funding and the state's recovery from COVID-19 if he's elected to the 10th District House seat. Holland, 31, of Baldwin City, was the first candidate to file in the race and has ...

Despite COVID-19 spike, Kansas faces push to reopen schools

Updated at 8:20 p.m. Friday TOPEKA — Kansas’ Republican-controlled state school board is facing pressure from conservatives to scuttle Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan to delay the reopening of K-12 schools, even as a resurgence in coronavirus cases intensifies. The elected, 10-member ...

Lawrence attorney nominated to Kansas Court of Appeals again after Senate rejection

A nominee for the Kansas Court of Appeals who was rejected by the Kansas Senate last month has been nominated again — this time to replace Kansas Court of Appeals Judge Steve Leben, who is retiring. The Court of Appeals Nominating Commission on Friday announced its three nominees to fill ...

Kansas prisons prepare for possible second coronavirus outbreak behind bars

LAWRENCE — As an inmate at the Wichita Work Release Facility with only a few months left on his sentence, Timothy Lesher enjoyed freedoms that many in prison don’t. He was a line cook at a Wichita restaurant and bought saline solution from Walmart to clean his CPAP machine, which helps him ...