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.
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.
Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush distanced himself from his family on Monday as he courted senior citizens in Nevada, the first stop in a national tour aimed at key states on the presidential primary calendar.
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.