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Kansas push to defy COVID rules complicates governor's race

Nov. 20, 2021 13:42 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas are treating Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s opposition to federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates as a political bluff and are forcing policy choices upon her that could complicate her already difficult bid for reelection. ...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Nov. 09, 2021 12:27 PM EST

Lawrence Journal-World. November 6, 2021. Editorial: Kelly is wrong about vaccine mandates on multiple counts Here’s an experiment for Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, who recently criticized vaccine mandates as strategies that “tend not to work” in...

Injured ex-cop now attorney running for Kansas AG's office

Sep. 21, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An attorney who was forced to give up a career as a police officer after a drunken driver struck him is running for Kansas attorney general next year as a Democrat. Chris Mann, of Lawrence, launched his campaign Tuesday with a short video, ...

Judge: US election official violated law in voter form case

Sep. 17, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A former high-ranking election official violated federal law in 2016 when he granted requests by Kansas, Georgia and Alabama to modify the national voter registration form to require documentary proof of citizenship in those states, a federal judge ruled. ...

Judge: Kansas must pay $1.42M to voting rights attorneys

Sep. 15, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge ordered Kansas on Wednesday to pay a total of $1.42 million to attorneys who succeeded in getting the federal courts to strike down a state law requiring new voters to show papers documenting their U.S. citizenship when registering. ...

Kansas agrees to $1.9M for attorneys who fought voting law

Sep. 11, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas appears likely to pay $1.9 million to attorneys who succeeded in getting the federal courts to strike down a state law requiring new voters to show papers documenting their U.S. citizenship when registering. Attorneys for the state and lawyers...