A Kansas state senator who recently switched parties is running for the U.S. Senate as a Democrat. As Jim McLean of the Kansas News Service reports, Barbara Bollier says she would be a — “voice of reason in Washington.”
Kansas’ teacher shortage is getting worse. The state’s education department says there are more than 800 vacant teaching positions. That’s about 25 percent higher than last year, though officials say part of the increase could be from more accurate reporting.