July 29, 2020 8:59 AM
NEWTON COUNTY, Mo - The Republican Woman of Newton County and the Newton County Republican Central Committee hosts their annual watermelon feed with a few local candidates as special guests. The feed featured…
July 29, 2020 8:37 AM
Michael Hayslip sits down with Kansas State Treasurer Jake LaTurner for this edition of Coffee with the Candidates. LaTurner is a Republican running for Kansas 2nd Congressional District against incumbent Steve…
July 28, 2020 5:15 PM
A federal judge has ruled that Oklahoma's tribal gaming compacts automatically renewed on Jan. 1, handing a victory to the tribes who sued Gov. Kevin Stitt to renew them.
July 28, 2020 1:26 PM
Gov. Laura Kelly says she is considering recommending that Kansas counties shut down bars again and limit public gatherings to 15 people in hopes of reversing a resurgence in reported coronavirus cases.
July 28, 2020 8:56 AM
Michael Hayslip sits down with Republican Dennis Taylor for this edition of Coffee with the Candidates. Taylor is running for Kansas 2nd Congressional District against incumbent Steve Watkins and Jake LaTurner.
July 27, 2020 9:34 AM
PARSONS, Kan - KLKC will host a virtual candidate forum for upcoming elections tonight at 7:00 P.M. The forum will be entirely online with no observers present. The first forum will be between candidates Bill Hogelin and Cole Proehl who…
July 23, 2020 3:59 PM
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says he believes both counties and local school districts can exempt themselves from Gov. Laura Kelly’s coronavirus-inspired order requiring schools to have staff and students wear masks. Kelly responded Thursday with a scathing statement saying Schmidt is wrong and that he and fellow Republicans have “only created more hurdles and uncertainty” during the pandemic. Schmidt said in an Associated Press interview that a law enacted last month allows counties to do so, and the state constitution gives local school districts the same authority. Kelly's order also requires schools to do daily checks for fever in all staff and students.
July 22, 2020 2:32 PM
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July 22, 2020 1:26 PM
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is clarifying comments he made in a radio interview in which he said children returning to school will come down with the coronavirus but will “get over it." In another radio interview on Tuesday, Parson said he “didn't do a good job” of communicating his point, but that he never meant to imply he didn't care about children.
July 17, 2020 11:53 AM
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she is receiving chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer, but has no plans to retire from the Supreme Court. The 87-year-old Ginsburg said her treatment so far has succeeded in reducing lesions on her liver and that she will continue chemotherapy sessions every two weeks.
July 15, 2020 1:52 PM
he Michigan appeals court has denied a request to require the counting of absentee ballots received after the time polls close on Election Day. The ruling says the deadline remains intact despite voters’ approval of a constitutional amendment that expanded mail-in voting in Michigan, which is seen as one of the battleground states in November's presidential election.
July 15, 2020 11:54 AM
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and is isolating at home.
July 14, 2020 6:49 PM
TOPEKA, Kan - U.S. Congressman Steve Watkins, is facing criminal charges. The Shawnee County district attorney has charged Watkins with interference with law enforcement, providing…
July 13, 2020 12:27 PM
Missouri Secretary of State outlines options for voters ahead of the August 4th primary.
July 10, 2020 2:32 PM
The Supreme Court has ruled that Oklahoma prosecutors lack the authority to pursue criminal cases in a large chunk of eastern Oklahoma that remains an American Indian reservation. The court’s ruling casts doubt on hundreds of convictions won by local prosecutors. But Justice Gorsuch suggested optimism. The case revolved around an appeal by a Native American man who claimed state courts had no authority to try him for a crime committed on reservation land that belongs to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
July 8, 2020 10:47 PM
The City of Joplin passes a face mask ordinance.