State News

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The owner of the Heartland Motorsports Park says he’s looking into razing the Topeka racetrack and moving to the Kansas City area because of a tax fight. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita’s annual Midwest Winefest fundraiser will have to find a new wine distributor after its partner, Standard Beverage, pulled out of the event because organizers decided not to invite back certain…

An eleventh-hour payment of $16,644 for delinquent utility bills averted a threatened cutoff of electricity at tiny Hillsboro Community Hospital in central Kansas. The city, 50 miles north of Wichita and home to about 3,000…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Abortion opponents in Kansas have been bracing themselves for nearly two years for a ruling from the state’s highest court that protects the right to have an abortion and potentially upends…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran says he wants the shutdown to come to end, saying it will soon start to affect farmers and aircraft manufacturers. The Wichita Eagle reports that Moran said…

Kansas Democratic U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids hoped to spend her first day in Congress helping to end a partial shutdown of the federal government. Instead, she got a first-hand look at the gridlock that has…

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, the longest-serving member of Congress in Kansas history, announced Friday that he won’t run again in 2020, setting up a scramble to replace him in a GOP-leaning…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov.-elect Laura Kelly announced Thursday that she will replace the top administrator at Kansas’ troubled child welfare agency and successfully pushed the departing leader to put new, major grants to…

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly says she’s aware the state may need to help higher education institutions but has more pressing issues she needs to focus on during her first legislative…

Resignation complicates wind farm plans ERIE — The apparent resignation of a county commissioner could complicate a wind development project in Neosho County, according to The Chanute Tribune. Jennifer Orr, who has not attended meetings since November…