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Judge blocks Kansas law banning telemedicine abortion pills

Printed off instructions for using prescribed medication for an abortion.

By Rose Conlon  Kansas women could soon be able to seek abortion pills through telemedicine appointments after a judge blocked a state law banning the practice. Abortion providers and abortion

By Rose Conlon  Kansas women could soon be able to seek abortion pills through telemedicine appointments after a judge blocked a state law banning the practice. Abortion providers and abortion


Some Kansas teachers say a ban on student surveys is putting some classroom lessons on hold

By Suzanne Perez  A new law requiring Kansas schools to get parental permission before surveying students’ personal attitudes or beliefs has put lessons on hold in many schools. The law

By Suzanne Perez  A new law requiring Kansas schools to get parental permission before surveying students’ personal attitudes or beliefs has put lessons on hold in many schools. The law


In JoCo debate, govenor candidates Kelly and Schmidt spar on transgender sports ban

Gov. Laura Kelly and Attorney General Derek Schmidt in a Johnson County debate.

By Dylan Lysen  The two leading candidates for Kansas governor sparred Wednesday over how to let transgender athletes compete in girls’ and women’s sports. Republican Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt

By Dylan Lysen  The two leading candidates for Kansas governor sparred Wednesday over how to let transgender athletes compete in girls’ and women’s sports. Republican Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt



Kansas Supreme Court retention elections this fall could be next abortion battleground

Kansas Supreme Court

By Dylan Lysen  Abortion rights won’t show up explicitly on the ballot in Kansas this fall, but the cultural battlefield they dominate raises at least the possibility of influencing whether

By Dylan Lysen  Abortion rights won’t show up explicitly on the ballot in Kansas this fall, but the cultural battlefield they dominate raises at least the possibility of influencing whether



JoCo EV battery plant will be part of growing green industry with its own pollution problems

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen Panasonic’s decision to build a $4 billion factory for electric vehicle batteries in Johnson County could help an industry struggling to ramp up while reeling from an

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen Panasonic’s decision to build a $4 billion factory for electric vehicle batteries in Johnson County could help an industry struggling to ramp up while reeling from an


Even after Tuesday’s vote, Kansas abortion battle expected to rage on — Here’s where it could go next

By Dylan Lysen The landmark defeat of an anti-abortion amendment to the Kansas Constitution drew international attention. It left abortion rights forces thrilled and their opponents in despair. But it

By Dylan Lysen The landmark defeat of an anti-abortion amendment to the Kansas Constitution drew international attention. It left abortion rights forces thrilled and their opponents in despair. But it


Kansas voters reject Value Them Both amendment that would have stripped away abortion rights

By Dylan Lysen, Laura Ziegler, Blaise Mesa  By Dylan Lysen, Laura Ziegler, Blaise Mesa  Kansas voters rejected a proposed state constitutional amendment Tuesday that would have stripped the right to

By Dylan Lysen, Laura Ziegler, Blaise Mesa  By Dylan Lysen, Laura Ziegler, Blaise Mesa  Kansas voters rejected a proposed state constitutional amendment Tuesday that would have stripped the right to



More than $11 million has poured into the Kansas abortion vote, and that could drive turnout

By Dylan Lysen A massive flood of money into campaigns fighting over a Kansas ballot question about abortion rights will matter most by driving voter turnout, political scientists say. The

By Dylan Lysen A massive flood of money into campaigns fighting over a Kansas ballot question about abortion rights will matter most by driving voter turnout, political scientists say. The





Kansas abortion amendment — How all registered voters can cast a ballot in August primary

By Dylan Lysen The August Kansas primary election this year includes a constitutional amendment on abortion rights, and that’s attracting attention from people who normally don’t vote in primaries. That

By Dylan Lysen The August Kansas primary election this year includes a constitutional amendment on abortion rights, and that’s attracting attention from people who normally don’t vote in primaries. That