The chamber voted unanimously to approve the bill, which would deem all state employees essential.
Vice President Joe Biden will mourn his eldest son at the funeral for former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden.
The nasty weather is expected to extend into Kansas and Nebraska on Saturday and Sunday.
A fan whose head was bloodied by a broken bat that flew into the stands at Fenway Park was in the hospital.
The Kansas Senate has suspended debate a new plan for raising taxes to balance the state budget.
Helping promote area MMA showdown, ex-Light Heavyweight Champ Ortiz in Wichita for Riverfest
Friends and fellow students honor WSU student Abduljaleel Alarbash Friday night. He was killed in a suicide bombing in Saudi Arabia in May.
Officer Mary O’Callaghan, 50, pleaded not guilty to assaulting a civilian in the 2012 arrest of Alesia Thomas, 35.
Kansas lawmakers are having a tough time coming up with $406 million to balance the state budget.
Marine Captain Chris Norgren of Wichita was killed in Nepal while flying a helicopter on an earthquake relief mission.
In the last five weeks Kansas drought coverage fell from 68% to just 5%.
Two earthquakes in south central Kansas occurred Friday afternoon at the same time.
Disney Performers object to non-disclosure policy
Abbott and Costello’s heirs are suing the producers of “Hand to God” for use of “who’s on First?” routine.
Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Nyota Uhura in the original “Star Trek” TV series, is recovering from a stroke.