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  • Recent Kansas editorials

    The Manhattan Mercury, May 15

  • Kobach has an interest in new Kansas gun firm

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Friday that his involvement in a new firearms manufacturing firm in northeast Kansas stems from his interest in hunting and shooting and not to set up a challenge to federal gun laws.

  • Kobach part of new Kansas gun firm

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says his involvement in a new firearms manufacturing firm in northeast Kansas stems from his interest in hunting and shooting and not to set up a challenge to federal laws.

  • Kansas women form political group to seek changes

    A group of Kansas women has formed an organization that seeks to change leadership of state government, starting with defeating Gov. Sam Brownback and Secretary of State Kris Kobach in November.

  • Kansas protest over prairie chicken takes wing

    Kansas legislators approved a bill Friday night declaring that the federal government has no authority to regulate prairie chickens in the state as a protest against potential federal oversight of efforts to reverse a steep decline in the population of one species.

  • In this photo from Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach answers questions during an Associated Press interview in Topeka, Kan. Kobach is the architect of a state law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

    2 men end federal lawsuit over Kansas voter ID law

    Two elderly northeast Kansas men have dropped a lawsuit challenging a state law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, with a trial in federal court not set until next year.

  • Kobach: Most double registrations unintentional

    Nearly all double voter registrations uncovered by a Kansas program that compares registration records of more than two dozen states are the unintentional result of people moving from one state to another and re-registering to vote, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said.

  • In this photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the architect of the state's proof-of-citizenship law for new voters, answers questions during an Associated Press interview in Topeka, Kan. A federal judge agreed Tuesday, April 8, 2014, with the American Civil Liberties Union that a state court should decide a lawsuit challenging Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's enforcement of the state's voter-citizenship rule. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

    Lawsuit against Kobach returned to Kansas court

    A federal judge agreed Tuesday with the American Civil Liberties Union that a state court should decide a lawsuit challenging Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's enforcement of the state's voter-citizenship rule.

  • Kobach wants tough Kansas bill on prairie chickens

    Secretary of State Kris Kobach says a Kansas House committee has taken the teeth out of legislation to protest the federal government's listing of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species.

  • Kobach urges tough Kansas bill on prairie chickens

    Secretary of State Kris Kobach pushed Kansas legislators Wednesday for an aggressive response to the U.S. government's designation of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species, criticizing a committee for rejecting proposals to punish federal employees attempting to manage the bird's population.

  • Feds seek stay of order in voter citizenship case

    Federal election officials have asked a judge to temporarily suspend his own order that they help Kansas and Arizona enforce state laws requiring voters to prove their U.S. citizenship, arguing that the case "implicates the fundamental right to register to vote."

  • Voter rights groups appeal documentation ruling

    Voting rights groups filed an appeal Friday of a judge's order that federal election officials must help Kansas and Arizona enforce state laws requiring new voters to provide documentation proving their U.S. citizenship.

  • Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach answers questions from reporters during a news conference about a federal judge's ruling ordering the federal government to help Kansas and Arizona enforce their proof-of-citizenship requirements for new voters, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. Kobach and Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett filed a lawsuit over the issue. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

    Kansas, Arizona prevail in voter citizenship suit

    Federal officials must help Kansas and Arizona enforce laws requiring new voters to document their U.S. citizenship, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, in a decision that could encourage other Republican-led states to consider similar policies.

  • Kobach: Court ruling ends Kan. 'dual' voting plan

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says there's no need to consider a so-called dual voter registration system in light of a federal judge's ruling about the state's proof-of-citizenship law for new voters.

  • Schodorf criticizes Kan. voter-citizenship ruling

    The Democratic candidate for Kansas secretary of state says she's "appalled" by a federal judge's ruling requiring the federal government to help Kansas enforce its proof-of-citizenship law for new voters.

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