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ROELAND PARK (AP) — Some officials, candidates and LGBTQ rights advocates are questioning a decision by county election officials to move a suburban Kansas City polling place to the Catholic church one candidate attends ahead of the November municipal election.

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TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas wildlife officials are working on plans to stop a continuing drop in the number of young people who are interested in hunting, in part because the decline could lead to fewer dollars for conservation.

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TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas conservatives are trying to overturn a state Supreme Court decision that protects abortion rights and threatens years' worth of Republican-enacted restrictions, guaranteeing an election-year fight over amending the state constitution.

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TOPEKA — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed a bill on Monday that would require doctors and abortion clinics to tell women about treatment that is meant to reverse a medication abortion.

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TOPEKA — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly approved the creation of Accelerating Opportunity- Kansas (AO-K) on April 10, a program that would allow adults to earn high school equivalency credentials by participating in career pathway oriented postsecondary classes.

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A recent bill signed into law by Gov. Laura Kelly exempts any records of National Guard members counseling or therapy sessions from the Kansas Open Records Act.

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TOPEKA — Earlier this month, Gov. Laura Kelly approved a bill that would amend a civil imprisonment statute regarding the cost of keeping a civil prisoner in a county jail. Under current Kansas law, the amount a county can be reimbursed for keeping a defendant in a civil case imprisoned is $…

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TOPEKA — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed House Bill 2365 into law Wednesday, which protects Kansas National Guard members identities who participate in peer counseling sessions. It exempts notes and records of the National Guard Member’s sessions from the Kansas Open Records Act (KORA).

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TOPEKA — On April 10, Gov. Laura Kelly signed and approved a bill that would make several amendments to statutes involving the licensing of the Kansas Real Estate Commission and real estate brokers. Previously, the bill passed the Senate 40-0 and the House 107-17.

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TOPEKA — Early this month, Gov. Laura Kelly signed a bill that would amend the Kansas National Guard Educational Assistance act to remove the current requirement that any eligible guard member must have at least one year remaining on his or her enlistment contract at the beginning of any sem…

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TOPEKA — On April 2, Gov. Laura Kelly approved a bill that would eliminate the marking requirements for certain truck and truck tractors. House Bill 2127 was unanimously passed by both the House and the Senate.

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TOPEKA — Under current law, motorcycle drivers are required to have a Class M driver’s license or learner’s permit. However, individuals who purchase a motorcycle are exempt from that law for the first 60 days of ownership. They are required to only have a temporary 60-day paper license plate.  

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Gov. Laura Kelly approved a bill Friday, April 5, to amend the statute regarding tests related to driving under the influence (DUI) violations.

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TOPEKA -- Tax exemptions for non-profits will be re-examined if Senate Bill 178 is passed. Any new legislation enactment establishing an exemption after Jan. 1, 2020 will be reviewed and many existing exemptions of the same value will be repealed to enact a new exemption or none at all. The …

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EUDORA — When Gregory Shipe was younger, he would come up from Dodge City in the summertime to help with his grandfather’s farm in Eudora. His grandfather had planted an orchard that consisted of 74 acres of peaches and six acres of apples.

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TOPEKA — A compromise was finally settled on for a controversial bill that aims to increase the registration fees required to drive electric and hybrid vehicles. Current Kansas law charges hybrid vehicles either a $30 or $40 fee.

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TOPEKA — A Conference Committee Report passed on April 5 would allow cities to adopt an ordinance allowing lighted devices to be installed on transportation network company vehicles, including those used for rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber.

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators passed a measure Friday that would require abortion providers to tell patients who are taking medication to terminate their pregnancies that the process can be reversed after they take the first of two pills.

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TOPEKA — The Kansas Senate voted in a meeting on Wednesday to recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in the state of Kansas. The event has been recognized nationally since 1983, in an effort to raise awareness for physical, mental, and sexual abuse enacted upon minors.

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TOPEKA – The Senate last week passed Bill 77, which requires the Department of Children and Family Services to offer counseling services to children who exhibit problem sexual behavior.

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TOPEKA – The Senate Chambers broke out into debate after Sen. Molly Baumgardner (R-Miami) tried to amend HB 2365, which would allow Kansas National Guard members to get confidential peer counseling. But her amendment would have forced the attorney general to appoint an additional coordinator…

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TOPEKA — Kansas is a Top-10 agricultural producing state, so implementing a development program for an increasingly popular plant made sense to the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA).

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