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Utah Bans Transition Care for Transgender Youth
The measure, signed by the governor on Saturday, is part of a wave of proposed legislation in states across the country this year that would restrict transgender rights.
State Officials Seek to Revisit Sports-Betting Arrangements
Officials in New York, Kansas and elsewhere are voicing new concerns about the rise of online sports betting after a series of articles in The Times examined it.
How a Lobbying Blitz Made Sports Betting Ubiquitous
The gambling industry and its allies got their way with lawmakers after showering them with donations, gifts and dubious arguments.
Indigenous Voters Mobilize in Midterm Elections
Having swayed a presidential election and increased their representation in Congress, Indigenous voters are poised to help decide the outcome of the midterm elections.
The 2022 Race for the House, in Four Districts, and Four Polls
Swing-district polls by The New York Times and Siena College show how the midterm races are being shaped by larger, surprising forces, beyond the traditional red and blue divide.
In Kansas, Gov. Laura Kelly Tests if Any Politics Are Still Local
Sticking to the middle of the road, Gov. Laura Kelly pushes education, economic development and bipartisanship — and distances herself from Democrats in Washington.
Republican-led States Sue to Block Biden’s Student Loan Debt Relief
The lawsuit accuses President Biden of overstepping his authority in directing the government to cancel as much as $20,000 in student loan debt for millions of people.
Is the Democratic Midterm Surge Overrated? Why Republicans Can Still Win the House and Senate.
The Dobbs ruling and falling gas prices may have shifted the narrative. But the G.O.P.’s chances in the midterms still look good.
Abortion and Trump Are Giving Democrats a Shot
This may be the year when politics gets flipped on its head.
Republicans Should Pay a Political Price for Abortion Bans
Kansas voters point the way for Democrats.
What’s the Matter With Arizona?
While Kansas rejected extremism, Arizonans embraced it. What a puzzle this country is.
How to Interpret the Kansas Referendum on Abortion
Voters in the conservative state roundly rejected a measure that would have added a constitutional prohibition.
Kansas Result Suggests 4 Out of 5 States Would Back Abortion Rights in Similar Vote
The referendum in a reliably Republican state shows which party has the most energy on the issue.
How Democrats See Abortion Politics After Kansas: ‘Your Bedroom Is on the Ballot’
After a broad victory in a deep-red state, Democrats are vowing to elevate the fight over abortion rights in midterm races across the country.
In Kansas, Support for Abortion Rights Didn’t Just Come From the Usual Places
Rural Republicans joined suburban Democrats to create huge turnout and a broad coalition that voted to preserve abortion rights by a fat margin.
The Anti-Abortion Movement Needs Minority Rule
Both democracy and choice triumph in Kansas.
On Abortion, Kansas Voters Held the Line
In many ways, across state and even party lines, voters did it together.
Election Victories by Trump Allies Showcase His Grip on the G.O.P. Base
Tuesday’s primaries in Arizona and Michigan gave the former president a slew of symbolic triumphs.
Kansas Votes to Preserve Abortion Rights Protections in Its Constitution
In the first election test after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, voters overwhelmingly rejected an amendment that would have allowed legislators to enact abortion restrictions.
Five Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primary Elections
Voters in deep-red Kansas delivered a loud warning shot to Republicans, and Arizona Republicans nominated a 2020 conspiracy theorist to be the state’s top election official.
Who Won and Who Lost in Tuesday’s Primary Elections
Kansans defeated a constitutional amendment that would have enabled abortion restrictions, Missouri Republicans breathed a sigh of relief over their Senate nominee, and more results.
How Abortion Rights Supporters Won in Conservative Kansas
Turnout was high for a referendum that drew national attention.
Kansas Abortion Vote Tests Political Energy in Post-Roe America
On Tuesday, Kansans will decide whether to pass a constitutional amendment that could lead to far-reaching abortion restrictions or an outright ban on the procedure.
There’s No Place Like Kansas
The state stands as the first big post-Roe political test for abortion. It’s an intense, complicated fight with the odds stacked against reproductive-rights supporters.
Next Front Line in the Abortion Wars: State Supreme Courts
Court challenges to sweeping rollbacks of abortion rights must go through state supreme courts, many of which have been shaped by years of conservative activism.
48 Hours in A Kansas Abortion Clinic: Longer Wait Times, Growing Fears
Recent abortion bans in Texas and Oklahoma are forcing many patients in the region to travel to Kansas.
States Turn to Tax Cuts as Inflation Stays Hot
Tax reductions and rebates that are being proposed to help people cope could have the unintended effect of pushing prices higher.
Andover Tornado Tears Through Kansas near Wichita
No fatalities were reported in the city of Andover, near Wichita, but up to 1,000 structures may have been affected, officials said.
State Court Rejects Kansas Congressional Map as a Gerrymander
The Republican-drawn map intentionally split strongholds of Democratic and Black voters, a judge ruled. The State Supreme Court will review the decision.
Flamingo Spotted in Texas After Escaping a Kansas Zoo in 2005
A fisherman’s sighting in March confirmed that a flamingo that fled a Kansas zoo in 2005 has defied the odds to live a Pixar-worthy life in the wilds of Texas.
U.S. Accuses 4 Russians of Hacking Infrastructure, Including Nuclear Plant
The announcement covered hackings from 2012 to 2018, but served as yet another warning from the Biden administration of Russia’s ability to conduct such operations.
The Real Reason America Doesn’t Have Enough Truck Drivers
A 1,000-mile journey through the middle of America reveals the fundamental reason for truck driver shortages: It is a job full of stress, physical deprivation and loneliness.
Kansas lawmakers attack medical board for probing ivermectin cases
The Kansas medical board is facing attacks from state lawmakers for investigating doctors who have prescribed the antiparasitic drug ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19. The drug, which is most often used in animals as a dewormer, is both unproven and unrecommended for use against COVID-19 in people.
Nevertheless, state lawmakers proposed a budget amendment that would strip the state medical board of funds to conduct such investigations. For now, the budget committee has settled on language that the medical board should “proceed with caution” in any such investigations—language intended to have a chilling effect. But the committee has signaled that it could revisit the plan to defund investigations, depending on the fate of a separate Senate bill.
That Senate bill is SB 381, which would specifically authorize doctors to prescribe off-label and unproven COVID-19 treatments—namely hydroxychloroquine sulfate and ivermectin. And it would force pharmacists to dispense the drugs, even if doing so is against their professional judgement. Additionally, the proposed legislation would bar medical and pharmacy boards from investigating doctors and pharmacists for the practice and require the boards to review any prior disciplinary actions that are related.
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New York Deer Infected With Omicron, Study Finds
White-tailed deer on Staten Island have become the first wild animals with documented Omicron infections. The coronavirus has now been found in deer in 15 states.
Citing Stand-Your-Ground Law, D.A. Won’t File Charges in Kansas Teen’s Death
Cedric Lofton, 17, was handcuffed and placed face down at a detention center in Wichita, Kan., last year. The district attorney says the employees were acting in self-defense.
Bridget Everett Shows Off Her Softer Side in ‘Somebody Somewhere’
“Somebody Somewhere,” a bittersweet comedy on HBO, will likely surprise viewers who know Everett as a self-proclaimed “cabaret wildebeest.”
In Bob Dole’s Hometown, Kansans Grieve for the Man and His Political Style
Residents of Russell, the town in Kansas where Mr. Dole grew up, spoke longingly of a bygone era of bipartisanship.
Severe Weather Sweeps Across Southern Plains, Producing at Least Two Tornadoes
Fast-moving storms damaged parts of a town and at least one school in northeastern Oklahoma, while severe weather in Texas forced the state fair to close early.
6 U.S. Destinations for a Remote-Working Vacation
As workers prepare to return to the office in coming months, here are six towns and cities to consider squeezing in a working vacation or two.
New Autopsy Report Reveals Black Man’s 2004 Death Was Homicide
The cold case of Alonzo Brooks, 23, was featured in an episode of the Netflix reboot of “Unsolved Mysteries.”
Alvin Sykes, 64, Self-Taught Legal Defender of Civil Rights, Dies
After dropping out of high school, he studied law at the public library, then used his knowledge to reopen cold cases, including Emmett Till’s murder.
Bob Dole Has Advanced Lung Cancer, He Says in Statement
Mr. Dole, 97, represented Kansas in the Senate for more than 25 years, including 11 years as the chamber’s Republican leader.
Before Kamala Harris, This Vice President Broke a Racial Barrier
Charles Curtis, who served as vice president from 1929 to 1933, grew up in part on Kanza land and spoke proudly of his Native American ancestry.
Kansas Democrat Who Admitted to Revenge Porn Wins State House Seat
Now, state party leaders are looking to replace the representative-elect, Aaron Coleman.
‘It Has Hit Us With a Vengeance’: Coronavirus Surges Again Across the United States
Unlike earlier outbreaks concentrated in the Northeast and South, the virus is simmering at a worrisome level in most regions.
U.S. Schedules First Execution of a Woman in Nearly 70 Years
Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, was convicted of killing a pregnant woman and attempting to pass the baby off as her own.
Kansas Candidate Who Admitted to Revenge Porn Is Back in the Race
Aaron Coleman, 19, had said he was dropping out of the race after winning the Democratic primary election for a Kansas House seat by 14 votes. Now he wants back in.
Kansas Democrat, 19, Who Admitted to Revenge Porn, Ekes Out Primary Win
Aaron Coleman defeated a seven-term incumbent for a state House seat by 14 votes, alarming Democrats who worry he will hurt other candidates in the general election.
Kris Kobach Loses Kansas Senate Primary, Easing Republican Worries
Mr. Kobach, a polarizing figure in Kansas politics and an ally of President Trump’s, was defeated by Roger Marshall, the preferred choice of many Washington Republicans.