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Religious exemption bill among legislation considered in

Details: Religious exemptions and accommodations are nothing new in Kansas as there have been laws in place for decades that protect workers from discrimination by …

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New law seeks to get thousands of Kansans legally back …

Details: New law seeks to get thousands of Kansans legally back on the road. SB 127 addresses some of the issues Kansans are facing with suspended driver’s licenses. WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Governor Laura

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New law addresses massive backlog in Kansas courts

Details: Published: Mar. 31, 2021 at 8:12 PM PDT. WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - The COVID-19 pandemic has left Kansas courts with a lot of catching up to …

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Deadly crash has lawmakers focusing on public safety …

Details: Deadly crash has lawmakers focusing on public safety laws with train crossings. Published: Oct. 28, 2021 at 9:45 PM CDT News. Letter prompts El Dorado community to come together for important

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Thousands of Wichita workers still face vaccine deadline

Details: “What we have right now is three different laws under three different legal jurisdictions or programs,” explained employment attorney Eric Metz with Triplett Woolf Garretson, LLC.

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Teachers wary of new laws limiting instruction on race

Details: Laws setting guide rails for classroom instruction on race passed this year in Republican-controlled states have left some teachers worried about how they will be enforced.

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Concealed carry laws on school grounds explained

Details: Concealed carry laws on school grounds explained. Recent changes in Kansas gun laws even had the Augusta Police Chief confused about whether it …

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State laws and the lack of government oversight leave a

Details: State laws also provide roadblocks to sons and daughters trying to claim a parent or to men trying to prove that they aren’t fathers. When the results are wrong, the impacts can be seismic.

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Wichita, Sedgwick County share fireworks rules, sale and

Details: Sedgwick County fireworks laws. The hotline to report illegal fireworks will be active from July 1-5. That number is (316) 290-1011. Most Read.

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Wichita could tighten leash on dog laws

Details: Wichita could tighten the leash on its dog laws. If passed, dog owners in the city will be facing stiffer fines and some residents will even have to post signs if their dog is declared a threat.

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Federal judge rules against several Indiana abortion laws

Details: FILE - This Jan. 15, 2021, file photo, shows the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis. A federal judge ruled Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, that several of Indiana’s laws restricting abortion are

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Ten-digit dialing begins soon in Kansas area codes

Details: Published: Apr. 20, 2021 at 8:22 AM PDT. TOPEKA, Kan. (KWCH) - Later this year, Kansans will have to use ten digits when dialing phone numbers with 785 and 620 area codes. The state is …

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Fireworks on sale Sunday in Wichita

Details: Published: Jun. 23, 2021 at 5:35 PM PDT. WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Fireworks will go on sale in Wichita starting Sunday. The Wichita Fire Department …

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Kansas landlords react to new eviction moratorium

Details: HAYS, Kan. (KWCH) - As a new eviction moratorium takes effect nationwide, some groups representing landlords and realtors are taking action …

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California lawmakers seek to remove ‘he’ from state laws

Details: The bill is part of a long process of updating state laws and documents with gender-neutral terms. Across the U.S., many states have required all new legislation to be written this way.

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Disneyworld pauses COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Details: LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Disneyworld has paused its policy requiring Florida-based employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine following new laws passed by …

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Masks and your rights: We answer your questions

Details: Eyewitness News has received several questions from viewers like you wanting to know more about a statewide mask mandate. We reached out to the Office of Governor Laura Kelly, the Kansas Attorney

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KS liquor-law change starts Mon. with grocery, convenience

Details: laws that are allowing us to be able to buy liquor from normal places, and not act like it's so taboo anymore," said Mary Farmer. Currently, stores like Dillions can only sell beer with up to 3.2

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Texas governor orders new try at passing GOP voting laws

Details: The announcement was expected and comes as more than 50 Democrats, who left Texas for Washington on July 12, were on the cusp of running out the clock on the current special session and torpedoing

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Mother, trans daughter moving due to Arkansas laws

Details: Mother, trans daughter moving due to Arkansas laws. BONO, Ark. (KHBS/KHOG) - An 11-year-old in Arkansas recently came out to her mother as transgender. It took some time, but the mother accepted

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Kansas governor vetoes measures to tighten election laws

Details: Georgia has been ground zero in a national fight over election laws, but it also has come to states that ex-President Donald Trump won, including Florida, Iowa, …

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New panhandling laws passed, HOT team says most aren't

Details: New panhandling laws passed, HOT team says most aren't really homeless. UPDATE (12/12/17): Wichita City Council members unanimously passed two ordinances that focus around panhandling. Officers

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Virus aid, police reform dominate new US laws for 2021

Details: Virus-related laws include those offering help to essential workers, boosting unemployment benefits and requiring time off for sick employees. A resolution in Alabama formally encouraged fist

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Wichita city council approves non-discrimination ordinance

Details: WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Tuesday Afternoon Update: The City of Wichita on Tuesday became the 21st city in Kansas to have a non-discrimination ordinance …

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Scholfield Honda advocates for stricter auto-theft laws

Details: A Lexus and a Kia Sportage were damaged. The Lexus can likely be fixed and sold, but the Kia is a total loss, Cox said. Cox also said, this situation highlights a bigger issue with auto-theft laws

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Kansas House approves earlier start to Sunday alcohol sales

Details: The change, supporters said, is to align Kansas’ laws more closely to Missouri’s when it comes to alcohol sales, benefiting stores west of the state line. A factor is noon kickoffs for NFL games.

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Kan. lawmakers condemn Holocaust comparisons to vaccine

Details: Published: Nov. 12, 2021 at 9:18 PM PST. WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Kansas Governor Laura Kelly and state lawmakers from both sides of the aisle condemned comparisons of COVID-19 vaccine mandates to

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NCAA clears athletes for compensation as state laws kick in

Details: The NCAA wants to have federal laws or its own permanent rules regarding the issue known as NIL, but was forced to seek a temporary solution rather …

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Texas GOP begins hurried second try at thwarted voting laws

Details: As expected, Abbott made new election laws one of nearly a dozen items — including border security and other GOP lightning rod issues — that he …

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Justice Department suing Georgia over state’s new voting law

Details: As of mid-May, 22 restrictive laws had passed in at least 14 states, according to the Brennan Center for Justice, which researches voting and …

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Appeals court temporarily halts vaccine mandate on larger

Details: NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Saturday temporarily halted the Biden administration’s vaccine requirement for businesses with 100 or …

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Push to relax drug laws gains big victories on state ballots

Details: The drug measures were among 120 proposed state laws and constitutional amendments that were on the ballot in 32 states. They touched on an array of issues that have roiled politics in recent

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Kan. lawmakers move closer to vote on legalizing medical

Details: Published: Mar. 29, 2021 at 9:08 AM PDT. WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Kansas lawmakers are moving closer to a vote on legalizing medical cannabis in the state. For the first time, a …

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KS law could get tougher against drivers using cell phones

Details: KS law could get tougher against drivers using cell phones. Published: Feb. 17, 2020 at 2:38 PM PST. Kansas lawmakers could add teeth to laws prohibiting cellphone use while driving. A bill

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Voting rights advocates sue over 2 new Kansas election laws

Details: Updated: Jun. 2, 2021 at 10:28 AM PDT. TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Voting rights advocates are suing Kansas state election officials over two Republican …

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Few snags for Election Day voting amid scrutiny on process

Details: In a few states, voters encountered tighter voting rules because of laws enacted in states controlled politically by Republicans. Among them are Florida and Georgia, where voters faced new ID

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Prepared to Protect: When and where you can defend with

Details: All rules, regulations, laws and considerations he says can and should be learned through proper training. "I highly encourage seeking training," Padilla continued. "There's a lot that goes into

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Biden administration sues Texas over new voting restrictions

Details: The laws are part of a national GOP campaign, including in Florida, Georgia and Arizona, to tighten voting laws in the name of security, partly driven by former President Donald Trump’s false

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More turn to abortion pills by mail, with legality uncertain

Details: The legality of mail delivery is uncertain in much of the U.S. because of the patchwork of state abortion laws, and Republican lawmakers and governors in …

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City of Wichita hopes push for change in state law cuts

Details: The city is taking steps to convince lawmakers in Topeka to change the auto theft laws in Kansas and by doing so, cut down on a frequently-committed crime. Currently, not …

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Texas governor signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

Details: The laws are part of a national GOP campaign, including in Florida, Georgia and Arizona, to tighten voting laws in the name of security, partly driven by Trump’s false claims that the election

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2 parents convicted in 1st trial of college bribery scandal

Details: Gamal Abdelaziz, a former casino executive, and John Wilson, a former Staples Inc. executive, were found guilty after about 10 hours of deliberations in …

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Gov. Laura Kelly signs bill extending emergency disaster

Details: The Republican-controlled Legislature is considering changes in the state's emergency laws and limits on the governor's power during pandemics and other emergencies.

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Man accused of recording woman from outside Scott City

Details: WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - The Scott City Police Department arrested a 20-year-old man on a count of felony breach of privacy in connection with an …

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New voting laws revive fights over ‘ballot harvesting’

Details: Though that state’s laws don’t specifically address “ballot harvesting,” officials said they weren’t aware of any efforts to systematically collect absentee ballots in the state and did

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Agent: Demand is there for tiny homes in Wichita

Details: Ashley Haynes, a real estate agent and Director of Operations for The Roy Group, says there is a demand for tiny homes in Wichita. "I think that once more of …

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