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People from states with less access to abortion are flocking to Kansas' clinics

Monday, December 27, 2021

The staff at Trust Women, a Kansas clinic, is seeing an influx of people from other states with limited or no access to abortion services. That could get worse if the state outlaws abortion.


Republicans are changing state laws to try to get out of federal vaccine mandates

Monday, November 22, 2021

Nationwide, conservative lawmakers have come together to propose and pass bills aimed at nullifying federal vaccine mandates. Public health experts worry exemptions make the workforce vulnerable.


As COVID Concern Grows In Kansas, So Does Confusion Over Who Is In Charge

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, has been hesitant to issue any statewide mandates without a ruling from the state Supreme Court on her powers. Counties aren't jumping at the opportunity either.


YouTube Flags Content Of Public Meetings Hosted By Local Governments

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Youtube pulled a Kansas schoolboard's meeting for containing COVID-19 falsehoods — a warning for school boards, state governments, and city councils that use the site to meet transparency standards.


With More Women In State Office, Family Leave Policies Have Not Caught Up

Sunday, March 28, 2021

More women are becoming state lawmakers, but many legislatures still don't have family leave policies. That leaves new mothers little choice but to miss out on the lawmaking process.


Michigan Officials Wrestle With How To Ethically Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

As Michigan prioritizes vaccines for the state's most vulnerable populations, some not in that category are complaining that using data that way is unfair. Others see racism in the pushback.


Legislators In Some States Seek To Roll Back Governor's Powers Amid Pandemic

Sunday, February 07, 2021

Eleven months into the pandemic, lawmakers in more than half of states have filed bills to limit the executive powers of governors saying they are after a greater balance of power.


After Record 2020 Turnout, State Republicans Weigh Making It Harder To Vote

Sunday, February 07, 2021

After an election that saw record voter turnout, some GOP state lawmakers are proposing a wave of new voting laws that would effectively make it more difficult to vote in future elections.


Inside State Republicans' Fight To Make It More Difficult To Vote

Thursday, February 04, 2021

After record voter turnout and false claims by former President Donald Trump of voter fraud, some GOP state lawmakers are proposing new laws that would make it more difficult to cast a ballot.


States Prepare For Possible Violence Leading Up To Biden Inauguration

Friday, January 15, 2021

State capitals have been warned of potential armed protests and violence in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. We hear from reporters in Virginia, Michigan and Oregon.


How Misinformation Lit The Fire Under A Year Of Political Chaos In Michigan

Friday, January 01, 2021

From protests, to the alleged plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer, to false claims of election fraud, here's how conspiracy theories were allowed to fester through misinformation in Michigan politics.


Despite COVID, Thousands Of Lawmakers Plan To Gather In State Capitols Next Month

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Delaying session or meeting remotely aren't options that have necessarily appealed to Republican state lawmakers who, for the most part, aren't shy about gathering in large numbers in 2021.


After Giuliani Hearing Last Week, Michigan House Is Accused Of COVID-19 Violations

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Following an employee complaint, Michigan's House of Representatives is being investigated over alleged coronavirus safety breaches, but state senators will continue to meet.


Michigan Faces Challenges Certifying Election Results

Monday, November 23, 2020

A routine process of certifying election results is getting attention in Michigan as President Trump and his allies attempt to discredit the results despite the lack of signs of vote-count problems.


GOP Senate Candidate John James Refuses To Concede, Claims Irregularities In Votes

Saturday, November 07, 2020

It took 24 hours before the AP called the Michigan senate race for the incumbent Democrat, Gary Peters. His challenger, John James, is so far refusing to concede.


Election Day Updates: Voting In Georgia And Michigan

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Two of the states being closely watched on Election Day are Georgia and Michigan. Both have seen large turnouts, and both presidential candidates have spent time in each state.


Are You Watching Your State Lawmaker Elections? Here's Why You Should

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Millions of dollars are flowing into state legislative races. Redistricting and the coronavirus are expected to be top of the policy agenda in 2021 and party control could mean everything.


As Election Day Nears, Battleground States Are In Play

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Five days before the end of voting, we have a status report on Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. Those three states flipped to Donald Trump in 2016.


Democrats Push To Flip Party Control Of State Legislatures

Monday, October 26, 2020

Tens of millions of dollars are being spent in states to turn enough state legislative seats to flip party control. After a Republican sweep in 2010, Democrats are on the offensive this year.


The Boiling Resentment Behind The Foiled Plan To Kidnap Gov. Whitmer

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, and others say they weren't surprised by the alleged plot to kidnap her after months of loathsome protests and bitter partisan battles.