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  • Md. to open bidding today for slots licenses

    As they prepare to open bids for slots licenses today, Maryland officials are casting a wary eye on Kansas, hoping that recent history will not be repeated. In Kansas, two gambling development companies won the rights to build "destination casinos"...
  • Kansas goes a little gun crazy with its Second Amendment Protection Act

    The concept would be laughable if there weren't so many people taking it seriously. The idea is that states have the right under the 10th Amendment to unilaterally reject federal laws on issues not expressly reserved for the federal government in the...
  • Kansas educators upset over school funding bill

    It seemed like a victory for Kansas educators when the state Supreme Court ruled last month that Kansas had created "unconstitutional, wealth-based disparities" among its school districts, and ordered the state to remedy the problem by July 1. But the...
  • Court declares Kansas' school funding levels unconstitutional

    Court declares Kansas' school funding levels unconstitutional
    The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s current levels of school funding are unconstitutional, and ordered the Legislature to provide for “equitable funding for education” by July 1. The long-anticipated ruling was a...
  • Kansas illegally underfunds poorer school districts, court rules

    Wading into a battle being fought in state capitols across the nation, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday that disparities in the public funding of school districts violate the state constitution. The court ordered Kansas to cure these disparities by...
  • Kan. AG acknowledges 'Hard 50' may not fully work

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Evening Update: A Wichita defense attorney says he doesn't see the need for a special session of the Kansas Legislature to consider rewriting the state's "Hard 50" sentencing law.     Richard Ney was skeptical Thursday of Attorney...
  • Family of Vashti Seacat reacts to 'Hard 50' development

    Family of Vashti Seacat reacts to 'Hard 50' development
    It's been almost a month since Brett Seacat was transferred from jail to prison, to serve more than 30 years for murdering his wife and setting their Kingman home on fire. That's not nearly enough time for Vashti Seacat's family to move on. "There's...
  • Lauren Seabrook

    Lauren Seabrook
    Email Lauren: lseabrook@kwch.com Like Lauren on Facebook: Lauren on Facebook Follow Lauen on Twitter: @KWCHLauren Lauren Seabrook comes to KWCH from Topeka where she worked as Evening Anchor and Reporter for Kansas First News. She started at KTKA in...
  • Kansas governor eliminates state's arts funding

     
    Kansas has become the first state to eliminate funding for its state arts agency, pushing for privatization....
  • Record number of Indian candidates seeking office

    Meet Reshma, Surya, Manan, Raj, Ami, Ravi, Nimrata and Kamala - a new wave of Indian-American politicians. At least eight children of Indian immigrants are running for Congress or statewide office, the most ever. The star of this trend is Nikki Haley,...