Andrew Bahl, CJOnline

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Recent:
  • CJOnline
  • Salina Journal
Past:
  • USA TODAY
  • Leavenworth Times

Recent articles by Andrew:

Wondering what Anthony Hensley is up to? The longtime Topeka legislator is back in state government.

Gov. Laura Kelly's office announced Thursday she would appoint former Kansas Senate minority leader Anthony Hensley to the State Employee Healthcare Commission. → Read More

Kansas legislators ‘implore’ education officials to prepare for critical race theory and achievement debates

Legislators warned Kansas State Board of Education of impending battles on critical race theory and whether students are performing academically. → Read More

Kansas legislators ‘implore’ education officials to prepare for critical race theory and achievement debates

Legislators warned Kansas State Board of Education of impending battles on critical race theory and whether students are performing academically. → Read More

'Still in the middle of a hurricane': Teacher vacancies rise, student enrollment falls in Kansas during pandemic

Several key indicators of student performance declined during the 2020-21 school year, data from the Kansas Department of Education shows. → Read More

A Kansas county is recovering from a cyberattack 13 days ago. Local governments are at risk, experts say.

A Kansas county is still recovering from a cyberattack almost two weeks ago, underscoring the internet security risks local governments face. → Read More

Kansas tribes, health providers aim to continue progress on vaccinating American Indian residents

Tribal health providers are continuing their work to get Indigenous residents vaccinated against COVID-19, officials say. → Read More

Who's running for Kansas governor (and more) in 2022? A look at what to expect in next year's election.

The 2022 election landscape in Kansas is beginning to take shape. Here is a look at who is — and is not — running for office in 2022. → Read More

‘I'm embarrassed about it’: Behind the scenes of what is left of Topeka's Docking State Office Building

As the Docking State Office Building sits empty, a temple to mid-century modern design, lawmakers debate how to resolve the structure's future. → Read More

President Joe Biden has announced new COVID vaccine mandates. Here's what it means for Kansas.

Kansas officials are largely skeptical of efforts from President Joe Biden's administration to step up COVID-19 vaccine requirements. → Read More

Audit: Projects using hotly debated Kansas economic development tool not hitting key benchmarks

Few projects using STAR bonds, an economic development tool designed to boost Kansas tourism activity, met benchmarks for bringing visitors in. → Read More

Limits reimposed on COVID-19 response from state, local officials after Kansas Supreme Court decision

The Kansas Supreme Court has halted a lower court decision to throw out a sweeping set of changes to the state's emergency management law. → Read More

Monthly food stamp benefits will jump 25% in a major expansion. Here is what Kansans should know.

Advocates for hunger issues in Kansas are cheering a move from President Joe Biden's administration to expand the nation's food stamp program. → Read More

Kansas' pension system had one of its best years ever in 2021. Where does it go from here?

The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System saw its investment portfolio turn in one of the strongest years ever in the 2021 fiscal year. → Read More

Wichita-area Kansas House member Ron Howard dies after illness

Rep. Ron Howard, who represented Wichita's south side in the Kansas House for two terms, died Tuesday after an illness, House leadership confirmed. → Read More

Clemency is rarely granted in Kansas. Advocates hope Gov. Laura Kelly is changing that.

Advocates want clemency to be used more in Kansas, with Gov. Laura Kelly's three pardons and five commutations seen as a potential building block. → Read More

The COVID-19 Delta variant is spreading nationally. Here is what you need to know about it in Kansas.

Health officials, both nationally and in Kansas, are beginning to note the rising spread of the so-called Delta variant of COVID-19. → Read More

Disciplinary panel recommends Jacqie Spradling be disbarred over misconduct allegations

A state board unanimously recommended Friday that Jacqie Spradling, a prosecutor accused of misleading juries in two separate cases, be disbarred. → Read More

Feeling off? Here is how to know when to seek mental health support and where to turn.

Feeling like you may be in need of mental health support? We look at when and where to get help. → Read More

Attending a state university? Tuition costs will likely stay flat next school year.

Most of the state's public universities are proposing to keep tuition steady for the 2022-23 school year. → Read More

Kansas Legislature got more conservative — and four other takeaways from the 2021 session

Lawmakers wrapped up the bulk of their work for the annual legislative session Friday. Here's the highlights of what they did. → Read More