By Josh Peterson | | Apr 21, 2015 12:31 PM
A leading Kansas state lawmaker accused Gov. Sam Brownback of endangering Kansans after a bill aimed at upping insurance requirements and mandating criminal background checks for ride-sharing drivers failed to gain Brownback’s signature on Monday.
By Josh Peterson | | Apr 20, 2015 12:55 PM
Uber’s threat to leave Kansas over a bill sitting on Gov. Sam Brownback’s desk is also a personal fight for one of the company’s city managers.
By Eric Boehm | | Apr 10, 2015 11:34 AM
Breaking The Bank is’s weekly look at the national public pension crisis, how it’s affecting state and city budgets and what can be done — if anything — to fix it.
By Eric Boehm | | Apr 09, 2015 5:00 AM
Too risky. That’s how a former Wall Street gambler who became New Jersey governor described the idea of states taking on additional debt to pay off pension obligations.
By Contributor | | Oct 06, 2014 4:56 PM
Gary Oborny of Wichita appeared on Fox News in August to complain about regulations- but now he wants the city to use those to give him tax money
By Contributor | | Oct 01, 2014 3:32 PM
By Bob Weeks | Activate Wichita is touted by Wichita city officials as an “online conversation about the future of the Greater Wichita metropolitan area.” On Facebook, Activate Wichita is sold as “an innovative new way to be heard on the issues your passionate about. Whether your passion is local arts, the environment, or employment creation, you can log [...]
By Johnny Kampis | | Sep 12, 2014 5:00 AM | 226
A voter integrity watchdog says a study arguing transgender voters could be disenfranchised by strict voter ID laws is overblown.
By Travis Perry | | Sep 03, 2014 5:00 AM | 172
Law enforcement at the University of Kansas is implementing new technological measures to record video of all police interactions with the public. There’s just one small catch: Officers wearing the cameras also control what – and when – it records.
By Travis Perry | | Aug 29, 2014 12:36 PM | 37
Video footage and photos depicting Ferguson, Mo., police acting more like soldiers on the battleground has catalyzed a national debate over the role of military hardware in local law enforcement. But while Kansas cops have received everything from grenade launchers to mine-resistant armored vehicles, few – if any – have an issue with it.
By Travis Perry | | Aug 27, 2014 1:03 PM | 140
Redundant, wasteful and ridiculous are a few of the ways current and former school board members are describing the creation of a new administrative position within Liberal USD 480.