Kansas governor tries to sell wary retirees on pensions plan

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly is trying to sell wary retired teachers and government workers on her plan to reduce the state's annual payments to its public pensi
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Kansas GOP's fiscal moves would thwart Democratic governor

Republican lawmakers in Kansas have advanced tax relief and pension proposals that would thwart Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's plans for boosting spending on pub
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Man found with wife's dismembered body convicted of felonies

A man arrested at a Kansas storage unit with two of his children and his dismembered wife's remains has been convicted of three felony counts of sexual exploita
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Man found with dismembered wife, 2 kids guilty of 3 felonies

A man arrested at a Kansas storage unit with two of his children and his dismembered wife's remains has been convicted of three felony counts of sexual exploita
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Man arrested in death of 75-year-old woman in eastern Kansas

Authorities have arrested a man in the death of a 75-year-old suburban Kansas City woman
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Key part of Kansas governor's budget plan appears doomed

A key part of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's budget plan appears doomed, creating potential trouble for her proposals to boost education funding and expand Medicaid
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Kansas Legislature to test governor's skill at splitting GOP

Kansas legislators are preparing to open an annual session that will show whether new Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly is skilled at separating moderate Republicans
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Kansas man sentenced for using customers' credit cards

The former owner of an Olathe barbecue restaurant was sentenced Wednesday to serve one year and one month in prison for using customers' credit cards to fund sp
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New Kansas governor keeping predecessor's budget director

Kansas' incoming Democratic governor is keeping her Republican predecessor's budget director, saying he's proven he can work with legislators of all political s
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Kansas House leader picks health official for chief of staff

Kansas House Speaker Pro Tem Blaine Finch has named a state health department official as his chief of staff
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New Kansas governor to replace DCF chief; grants put on hold

Democratic Gov.-elect Laura Kelly says she will replace the top administrator at Kansas' child welfare agency and has successfully pushed the departing leader t
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The Latest: Outgoing child welfare chief says grants on hold

The departing leader of Kansas' child welfare agency says it has put new grants to foster care contractors on hold at the request of Democratic Gov.-elect Laura
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The Latest: GOP leader had hoped DCF secretary would stay on

A top Republican lawmaker says he had hoped Democratic Gov.-elect Laura Kelly would retain the leader of the state's child welfare agency
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New Kansas secretary of state's staff to have familiar faces

Kansas Secretary of State-elect Scott Schwab has named veterans of the Statehouse and Kansas politics to key positions on his senior staff
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College Football Playoff teams go national to stock rosters

Notre Dame has players who were signed to scholarships out of high school by the Irish from 24 states, the most far-flung roster of the four College Football Pl
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Man charged 12 years ago with child rape in Kansas arrested

A man charged more than a decade ago with child rape in Kansas has been arrested
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Departing Kansas House leader to head rural issues committee

A Republican leader in the Kansas House who was ousted from his position will serve as chairman of new Rural Revitalization Committee
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Wrongful conviction doppelganger case settled for $1.1M

Kansas will pay $1.1 million to a Missouri man who spent nearly 17 years in prison for a robbery that he argued was committed by his doppelganger
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Kansas man on probation charged with posting nude photo

A 29-year-old Kansas man is charged with posting a nude photograph of a former intimate partner online just months after pleading guilty in a similar crime
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Lawsuit challenges eligibility of Kansas House victor

A lawsuit alleges that a suburban Kansas City Republican is ineligible to serve in the Kansas House because of residency issues
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Kansas House gets new GOP majority leader, top Democrat

Republicans in the Kansas House elected a new, more conservative majority leader Monday and Democrats dumped their firebrand leader in the chamber in favor of l
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Kansas man fined $5,000 for importing endangered leopards

A Kansas man will pay a $5,000 fine for unlawfully importing endangered leopard cats
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Train strikes, kills pedestrian in suburban Kansas City

Authorities say a train has struck and killed a man as he was trying to cross a set of railroad tracks in suburban Kansas City
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New Kansas elections head: 'People want things to calm down'

Kansas state Rep. Scott Schwab is preparing to take over as secretary of state after promising to be less colorful and more focused on nuts-and-bolts administra
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