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Kansas has a new anti-DEI law, but the governor has vetoed bills on abortion and even police dogs

Apr. 19, 2024 19:25 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Democratic governor on Friday vetoed proposed tax breaks for anti-abortion counseling centers while allowing restrictions on college diversity initiatives approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature to become law without her signature. Gov. Laura...

A new, stable fiscal forecast for Kansas reinforces the dynamics of a debate over tax cuts

Apr. 19, 2024 19:23 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The picture for tax cuts in Kansas and the next state budget remained stable Friday with the release of a new fiscal forecast that reinforced the dynamics of a conflict over proposed tax cuts between Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and the Republican-controlled Legislature. ...

Kansas adds AJ Storr after he led Wisconsin in scoring this past season

Apr. 18, 2024 19:03 PM EDT

AJ Storr is transferring to Kansas after leading Wisconsin in scoring this past season. Storr said Thursday in a social media post that he was making this decision “with great excitement and humility.” Later Thursday, Kansas announced the additions of Storr and former South...

Kansas GOP congressman Jake LaTurner is not running again, citing family reasons

Apr. 18, 2024 17:28 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two-term Republican U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner is not running for reelection this year in his GOP-leaning eastern Kansas district so that he can spend more time with his four young children, he announced Thursday. LaTurner is among nearly two dozen Republicans in...

Bond denied for 4 'God's Misfits' defendants in the killing of 2 Kansas women

Apr. 18, 2024 11:54 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge ordered public defenders to represent four members of an anti-government group who appeared in court Wednesday on charges of kidnapping and killing two Kansas women. The judge also entered not-guilty pleas and denied bail for Tifany Adams, 54,...

North Carolina university committee swiftly passes policy change that could cut diversity staff

Apr. 17, 2024 19:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The future of diversity, equity and inclusion staff jobs in North Carolina's public university system could be at stake after a five-person committee swiftly voted to repeal a key policy Wednesday. The Committee on University Governance, within the University...

Kansas' higher ed board adopts an anti-DEI policy after pressure from GOP legislators

Apr. 17, 2024 17:00 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State universities in Kansas are banned from requiring prospective students, potential hires and staffers seeking promotion to disclose their views on diversity initiatives under a policy change approved Wednesday by the state's higher education board in response to pressure...

Parts of central US hit by severe storms, while tornadoes strike in Kansas and Iowa

Apr. 16, 2024 22:54 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Strong storms caused damage in parts of the middle U.S. Tuesday and spawned tornadoes in Kansas and Iowa, including one that left two people hurt. An EF-1 tornado touched down shortly after 6 a.m. near the northeastern Kansas town of Richland, the National Weather...

How Kansas women's disappearance on a drive to pick up kids led to 4 arrests in Oklahoma

Apr. 16, 2024 19:04 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A two-week search for two missing Kansas women came to a fatal end last weekend when Oklahoma authorities confirmed the two were dead and announced the arrests of four people who allegedly belonged to an anti-government group that called themselves “God's Misfits.” ...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Apr. 16, 2024 17:42 PM EDT

Topeka Capital-Journal. April 12, 2024. Editorial: Thinking ahead on accessibility No one ever claimed politics were a game for the faint of heart, but when it comes to making sure our state has adequate infrastructure like roads and highways, we wish it wasn’t a...