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TOPEKA — The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas and the National Police Accountability Project are suing Kansas over delays in mental health evaluations at the chronically understaffed Larned State Hospital. The class action lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court, says individuals who face criminal charges have had to wait behind bars for as long […]

The post ACLU sues Kansas over excessive wait times at understaffed Larned State Hospital appeared first on Kansas Reflector.

In what has been dubbed the Great Resignation, Americans have been quitting their jobs in record numbers in recent months – a trend that shows no signs of slowing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 4.5 million Americans quit their job in March 2022, the most ever recorded in a single month, and […]

In what has been dubbed the Great Resignation, Americans have been quitting their jobs in record numbers in recent months – a trend that shows no signs of slowing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 4.5 million Americans quit their job in March 2022, the most ever recorded in a single month, and […]

In what has been dubbed the Great Resignation, Americans have been quitting their jobs in record numbers in recent months – a trend that shows no signs of slowing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 4.5 million Americans quit their job in March 2022, the most ever recorded in a single month, and […]

LINCOLN — Federal prosecutors urged a judge on Wednesday to reject the latest appeal by former U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., saying that it “largely raises previously rejected” arguments and raises claims that are improper. The 28-page motion from prosecutors comes as a sentencing date nears for Fortenberry, who was convicted by a jury in […]

The post Prosecutors urge judge to reject appeal by former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry appeared first on Nebraska Examiner.

LINCOLN – Nebraskans need to be flexible if they’re seeking to take a state driver’s test. Due to a shortage of driver examiners at the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles, about 30 DMV offices across the state, mostly in rural areas, have closed temporarily or seen hours cut back. The closures have prompted frustration and […]

The post Shortage of examiners means closure, cutbacks at state motor vehicle offices appeared first on Nebraska Examiner.

TOPEKA — An employee in charge of payroll at the Kansas Statehouse recently agreed to a felony plea deal after stealing more than $40,000 from employee health savings accounts while working as a bookkeeper for Soldier Township. Pamela Buckhalter also faced a felony theft charge in 2008 after she was accused of stealing more than […]

The post Kansas Statehouse payroll worker has history of theft charges appeared first on Kansas Reflector.

A Canadian woman goes viral for saving her pet goose from the clutches of an eagle while dressed only in her husband’s boxers and while breastfeeding her baby

LINCOLN — Some petition circulators seeking signatures for a voter ID initiative are falsely claiming they are state employees, a current and a former state senator said Tuesday.  Impersonating someone else to gain something of value — in this case, payment for collecting a petition signature — is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to six […]

The post Senator, former lawmaker say some voter ID petition circulators claim to be state employees appeared first on Nebraska Examiner.

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(The Center Square) – Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed legislation into law this week that cuts taxes for farmers and ranchers impacted by natural disasters. 

TOPEKA — The political action committee of the Kansas Farm Bureau endorsed Tuesday the reelection of Republicans U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran and U.S. Reps. Ron Estes, Jake LaTurner and Tracey Mann. The PAC — Voters Organized to Elect Farm Bureau Friends — didn’t endorse anyone in the 3rd District race involving Democratic U.S. Rep. Sharice […]

The post Kansas Farm Bureau’s PAC endorses four GOP incumbents, silent on 3rd District race appeared first on Kansas Reflector.

TOPEKA — House Speaker Ron Ryckman confirmed Monday he would not seek reelection, along with nearly a dozen other representatives who announced plans to step away from the Legislature. The decision confirmed speculation the Olathe Republican would not run again. Ryckman was first elected to the House in 2012 and served an unprecedented three terms […]

The post Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman, other reps join list of retiring lawmakers appeared first on Kansas Reflector.

Greg Schneider’s specialty is teaching history. But this year, for the first time, he’s attempted to make some history for Emporia State University.