Critics of a bill in the Kansas Legislature that seeks to repeal Common Core standards say the measure could affect and possibly even do away with some AP classes and International Baccalaureate programs.
Wichita mayoral candidate Sean Hatfield referred to a statement he made on his Facebook page about the endorsement, which says, “The protection of the God given right to life from conception to natural death is a fundamental role of government and central to the relationship between government and the people.”
The bill is intended to improve the employment prospects of veterans and would give private employers the right to adopt hiring policies that favor veterans over other candidates, provided the veterans meet all of a position’s requirements.
In an informal interview outside the Kansas House chambers Monday, the governor reflected on Kansas’ place in the national spotlight and theorized that his tax plan – despite controversy – would be copied by other states and possibly the nation as a whole.
The Legislature reached “turnaround” this past week, the midpoint in the session and the deadline for many bills to pass one chamber or get sidelined until next year. Although the most significant work still lies ahead, here is a look at some of the most surprising moments of the session so far.
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is considering entering the Democratic presidential race, said Saturday that financial regulation needs to be at the forefront of the 2016 campaign and suggested big banks need to be broken up if they might harm the nation.
The Wichita Eagle’s annual Oscar Ballot Contest offers a top prize of $350 worth of gift certificates to the Warren Theatres that are good not only for movie admission but also for anything else the theater sells.