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Kansas law singling out abortion clinics contested at high court
An attorney for the Center for Reproductive Rights says a 2011 state law that targets abortion clinics with a “regulatory scheme” was an unjustified attempt to restrict access to a fundamental right.
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Despite high hopes, success of Kansas marijuana legislation remains unclear
The future of marijuana in Kansas is still dubious. Sen. Mike Thompson said he wasn’t willing to rush forward with any form of marijuana legislation.
Kansas House votes to legalize fentanyl test strips because the drug is ‘killing people’
Kansas lawmakers are again trying to legalize fentanyl test strips to keep people alive amid a pandemic of soaring overdoses.
Douglas County sees spike in cases of Norovirus, a nasty stomach bug
Douglas County has seen a spike in Norovirus in waste detection recently, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health.
Kansas lawmakers vote to restrict transgender athletes and doctors treating gender identity
The Republican-dominated Kansas Legislature on Thursday approved a group of bills that would prohibit doctors from providing gender-affirming care to children, ban transgender girls from girls’ sports and legally define sex as the sex a person is assigned at birth.
Kansas Senate votes to block abortion medication prescriptions via telemedicine
The Kansas Senate voted Thursday to prohibit use of telemedicine services to prescribe medications for inducing abortions and to forbid watering down the mandate during any disaster emergency declared by the state’s governor.
LMH Health board approves ‘strategic clinical relationship’ with KU Health System
The LMH Health board of trustees on Wednesday voted to approve an agreement with the KU Health System that aims to improve specialized patient care, according to an announcement from the hospital.
Inside one of the anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers that might get millions from Kansas
Anti-abortion lawmakers in Kansas want to dramatically expand taxpayer funding for crisis pregnancy centers. Critics say they’re dangerous.
‘I was paralyzed’: Kansas advocate urges lawmakers to add protections against date rape drug
Paula Mitchell, a mother and an advocate for sexual assault victims, said there’s a need for protections against the date rape drug. She said her own daughter recently was in danger.
Critics call proposed Kansas ‘women’s bill of rights’ sexist, transphobic
Lawmakers unrolled a new bill that would bar transgender women from female-only spaces under the assumption that biological women tend to be naturally weaker and more vulnerable to violence than men.
Some Kansas lawmakers want to punish doctors who help transgender kids transition
Kansas lawmakers are taking aim at gender-affirming care, with a bill trying to create penalties for doctors who carry out the treatments.
Justice Matters holds prayer vigil at Douglas County Treatment & Recovery Center
Local activists held a prayer vigil Saturday morning in hopes that the Douglas County Treatment and Recovery Center will open its doors soon.
Lawrence police, school district to team up for forum on fentanyl risks
An upcoming forum aims to help attendees understand the risks of illicit fentanyl with the goal of reducing the drug’s impact on the community.
House Democrat unveils cannabis amnesty bill
Supported by dozens of his fellow representatives, Rep. Vic Miller introduced a cannabis amnesty bill that would essentially decriminalize marijuana statewide.
Judicial Council wants 30-day notice of involuntary discharge from Kansas elder care facilities
Rachel Imthurn remains a champion more than a decade after her husband’s death for implementation of a Kansas law giving residents of assisted living facilities at least 30 days notice of an involuntary discharge and the right to appeal the facility’s decision.
Despite a ballot box loss, anti-abortion lawmakers in Kansas propose a complete ban
Republican lawmakers in Kansas have introduced the most extreme anti-abortion legislation so far this session. It comes less than six months after voters dealt a landslide upset to abortion opponents when they rejected an anti-abortion ballot measure.