John Hanna, The Associated Press

John Hanna

The Associated Press

Topeka, KS, United States

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Past articles by John:

Judge orders Kansas to stop changing transgender people's sex on their driver's licenses

A state-court judge has ordered Kansas to stop allowing transgender people to change the gender listing on their driver’s licenses. → Read More

A judge has ordered Kansas to stop changing trans people’s sex listing on their driver’s licenses

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A state-court judge on Monday ordered Kansas to stop allowing transgender people to change the listing for their sex on their driv... → Read More

Kansas suit targets transgender people changing driver licenses

The Republican attorney general in Kansas is asking a state court to block transgender residents from changing their sex on their driver's licenses. → Read More

Kansas attorney general sues to prevent transgender people from changing driver’s licenses

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Republican attorney general of Kansas sued in state court Friday to block transgender residents from changing their sex on the... → Read More

Transgender Kansas residents can keep updating their documents despite a new law, governor says

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Democratic governor in Kansas declared Thursday that the state will keep allowing transgender residents to alter their driver’... → Read More

The number of Kansas residents changing their gender jumped 300% before a new law began

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The number of people officially changing their gender in Kansas jumped more than 300% this year ahead of a new state law that lega... → Read More

Kansas must undo gender changes for trans people in state records, attorney general says

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A new Kansas law requires the state to reverse any previous gender changes in its records for trans people’s birth certificates an... → Read More

Your state has a law on bathrooms and trans kids? Officials may not know how it will be enforced

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — When North Dakota restricted what bathrooms transgender students can use in public schools and universities this year, the schoo... → Read More

Kansas’ attorney general is moving to block trans people from changing their birth certificates

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Transgender people born in Kansas could be prevented from changing their birth certificates to reflect their gender identities if ... → Read More

Kansas agrees to temporary pause in enforcing new law on medication abortions

The lawsuit alleges that Kansas has a 'Biased Counseling Scheme' meant to discourage patients from having abortions and to stigmatize those who do. → Read More

Kansas agrees to temporary pause in enforcing new law on medication abortions

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials have agreed not to enforce a new restriction on medication abortions for at least five weeks before a state court... → Read More

A Missouri doctor’s death is steeped in mystery and speculation. Authorities aren’t talking

CASSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — John Forsyth was known as a hard-working doctor who cared deeply for his patients and often teased nurses in the emergency room ... → Read More

Kansas governor picks high-ranking DEA official to take over embattled highway patrol

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas governor chose a high-ranking U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration official Friday to head the state highway patrol, re... → Read More

Abortion providers sue Kansas over new medication rule, longstanding waiting period

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Abortion providers sued Kansas on Tuesday, challenging a new law requiring them to tell patients that an abortion medication can b... → Read More

Things to know about the case of a Missouri doctor found dead in Arkansas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A doctor in the Missouri Ozarks went missing for over a week until his body was found in an Arkansas lake. But the case remain... → Read More

North Dakota Gov. Burgum expected to announce GOP campaign for president, Republican allies say

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is expected to announce his candidacy for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, two GOP operatives told The Assoc... → Read More

GOP leaders in Kansas back off threat to sue Democratic governor over education funding

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Leaders of Kansas’ Republican-controlled Legislature backed off a threat to sue the state’s Democratic governor for vetoing parts ... → Read More

Kansas governor vetoes part of school funding bill, setting up likely legal battle with GOP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ Democratic governor on Thursday vetoed parts of the Republican-backed $6 billion funding plan for the state’s K-12 schools... → Read More

Consultants: Design issues, operations lapses led to big Kansas oil spill

A report for U.S. government regulators says pipeline design issues, lapses in its operations and problems caused during construction led to a massive oil spill on the Keystone pipeline system in northeastern Kansas → Read More

Payback? Project funds axed after Kansas lawmaker defies governor on abortion, trans rights

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ Democratic governor vetoed state funding on Monday for a project long advocated by a Democratic lawmaker who broke ranks t... → Read More