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An “endless probation” case is still dragging on in Kansas, with the defendant set to keep paying restitution for the next four decades, if legal reforms don’t address the situation. Edwanda Garrett pleaded guilty in 2009 to making fraudulent content, and again in 2017 for writing bad checks. Garrett’s restitution included deducting $50 from her […]

The post ACLU of Kansas: Legislature needs to fix ‘endless probation’ appeared first on Kansas Reflector.

OMAHA — A favorable vote this Friday would trigger full-throated transformation of an old steel mill operation into the Catalyst, a $60 million entrepreneurial tech hub meant to expand the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus.  Various enterprises are to be housed at the retrofitted, enlarged and infilled structure west of Saddle Creek Road, including […]

The post NU Regents to vote on innovation hub project that expands UNMC campus appeared first on Nebraska Examiner.

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BELVIDERE — Embracing a long tradition with the railroad, residents here dedicated a renovated train depot as part of the town’s 150th anniversary celebration on Sunday.

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Republican Rep. Mike Flood and Democratic nominee Patty Pansing Brooks jousted Sunday night in a sometimes heated televised debate with one more planned next Sunday night. 

Large cities and metropolitan areas have long been hubs of economic activity and prosperity in the United States. Large employers that can pay enough to attract top talent from around the country often have operations in places like Austin, Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. As a result, these cities, and many others like them, […]

Large cities and metropolitan areas have long been hubs of economic activity and prosperity in the United States. Large employers that can pay enough to attract top talent from around the country often have operations in places like Austin, Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. As a result, these cities, and many others like them, […]

Large cities and metropolitan areas have long been hubs of economic activity and prosperity in the United States. Large employers that can pay enough to attract top talent from around the country often have operations in places like Austin, Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. As a result, these cities, and many others like them, […]

LINCOLN — The fall rematch of this summer’s special election for Congress between U.S. Republican Rep. Mike Flood of Norfolk and State Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln, a Democrat, will heat up next week. Flood and Pansing Brooks will debate Sunday for the first time in their general election race, at 5 p.m. on […]

The post Abortion vs. inflation could decide Flood-Pansing Brooks rematch this fall appeared first on Nebraska Examiner.

TOPEKA — Soldiers, legislators and military families gathered Friday at the Kansas Capitol for an unveiling of a memorial honoring families of soldiers who died while serving in the armed forces. Gov. Laura Kelly and Sen. Pat Roberts spoke at the unveiling ceremony about losses suffered by military families. Kelly, who grew up in a […]

The post Newly installed Kansas Capitol monument honors families of fallen soldiers appeared first on Kansas Reflector.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sipping “pink pussyhat punch” and “empowerment” cocktails, women leaders from Kansas and Missouri gathered Thursday in downtown Kansas City vowing to “smash the patriarchy” by encouraging more women to run for office. Hundreds of politicians and activists turned out for the 50th anniversary of the Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus, where […]

The post Kansas and Missouri women politicians celebrate history ahead of tough election appeared first on Kansas Reflector.

WASHINGTON — Faith leaders pressed Congress to pass voting rights legislation, a $15 minimum wage and a permanent expansion of the child tax credit during a Thursday briefing on Capitol Hill. “Poverty is a policy choice,” Rev. Dr. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, said to lawmakers. Barber, who is the pastor of […]

The post Faith leaders urge minimum wage hike, expanded child tax credit as Congress nears recess appeared first on Kansas Reflector.

TOPEKA — Republican and Democratic candidates for Kansas attorney general clashed on immigration issues, women’s rights and voting laws during their first debate Thursday, held at the Wichita Crime Commission Forum.  Both candidates said the federal government failed to do enough about immigration. GOP candidate Kris Kobach said he viewed the role of Kansas attorney […]

The post Kansas attorney general candidates split on voter fraud, abortion rights, immigration appeared first on Kansas Reflector.

TOPEKA — An organization dedicated to challenging lawyers accused of using the judicial system to aid President Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election filed an ethics complaint against the Kansas attorney general and 14 of his peers across the country. The 65 Project, which portrays itself as a bipartisan group, targeted Attorney General […]

The post Legal advocacy group files ethics complaint against Schmidt tied to 2020 election lawsuit appeared first on Kansas Reflector.

LINCOLN — The state’s provider of health care data and prescription drug purchases says its services to doctors and hospitals are being threatened because the state is failing to fully pay up on a $15 million-a-year contract. The lack of payments to CyncHealth prompted that organization’s board of directors — a group of hospital and […]

The post Hospitals, other providers question State of Nebraska’s failure to pay health data provider appeared first on Nebraska Examiner.

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers reintroduced legislation Thursday to provide more resources for tribal law enforcement, an issue they say has become more urgent as Congress begins to consider how to respond to a July Supreme Court case that complicated state-tribal criminal jurisdiction. The bill, introduced in the House by U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego […]

The post Tribal law enforcement boosted under bill proposed by members of Congress from the West appeared first on Nebraska Examiner.

WASHINGTON — Now-famous beagles rescued from a breeding and research facility in Virginia were on Capitol Hill on Thursday as an animal welfare group and a California congressman pushed for legislation that would promote adoption of research animals.  “It’s unfortunate that animals are still allowed to be used in testing. That hopefully is going to […]

The post Beagles rescued from Virginia dog-breeding facility get the star treatment in D.C. appeared first on Nebraska Examiner.

Editor’s note: Sherman Smith is a 2004 graduate of Emporia State University with a degree in English and a minor in journalism. He took classes from English professor Mel Storm. EMPORIA — Faculty leaders at Emporia State University are alarmed by their administration’s lack of clear direction following the sudden layoffs of 33 professors and […]

The post Emporia State University faculty leaders wait for answers after rapid firing of tenured professors appeared first on Kansas Reflector.

OMAHA — Marty Martinez recalls darting off the city bus with his shaggy hair, bell-bottoms and pointed-collar shirt, to get to his first humanities class at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He was 18 at the time, a fresh graduate of South High’s Class of 1972. His hometown was still reeling from recent race […]

The post Golden year for state-funded UNO Goodrich Scholarship Program appeared first on Nebraska Examiner.

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F illed with curiosity and wonder, Kianté Stuart collected the first snowflakes she had ever seen during her freshman year at Hastings College.

WASHINGTON — As lawmakers begin envisioning the next farm bill, some U.S. House Republicans are wary of making climate change a priority for farmers and ranchers. The pushback from Republicans at a Tuesday hearing came as the Biden administration has tried to make significant new investments in climate change mitigation on farmland, last week announcing […]

The post Clash over climate change funding emerging in farm bill debate appeared first on Nebraska Examiner.

LINCOLN — A trio of national researchers took turns Tuesday describing the rising threats and violence directed at officials who handle our elections, direct public health and educate our children. Three Nebraska election officials said that this state is not completely immune to the same trends described in the “Elections and the Threat of Violence” […]

The post Nebraska election officials say their job is more stressful, under the spotlight appeared first on Nebraska Examiner.

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TOPEKA – Nearly two-thirds of $48.5 million in COVID-19 funding earmarked for expansion of broadband services to Kansas homes and businesses was invested in upgrading internet connectivity in the southern half of the state, according to an audit report released Sept. 14.

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DAWSON COUNTY — The heartthrob has skinny legs, wild hair and a laid-back personality that captivates everyone he meets, from preschoolers who want to touch his head to great-grandmothers who ask him for a kiss.

WASHINGTON — Conservative Republicans gathered outside the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday to commit to bringing legislation to the floor that would make it a felony to perform gender-affirming care on transgender youth, should the GOP take control of the U.S. House following the November midterm elections.  “How on earth can this be happening in America? […]

The post Marjorie Taylor Greene leads GOP drive to criminalize gender-affirming care for transgender youth appeared first on Nebraska Examiner.

Stacker compiled a list of the countries Kansas imports the most goods to using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Countries are ranked by the highest value of imports in 2021 with Kansas.