I cover the state Legislature, government and politics.
I have been a reporter in Kansas since 1998, and prior to that covered news in Texas for various papers and later for The Associated Press.
For two of the past three years, I have been awarded first place in beat reporting from Capitolbeat, an association of Statehouse reporters and editors. I live in Topeka with my wife and two teenage sons.
You can follow me on Twitter, where I try to provide instant updates on news and what's going on in the Statehouse.
Last year, KU Credit Union changed its name to Truity Credit Union. The name change has paid off.
Patrick Shea, owner of Shea Handyman Services, does little advertising but gets as much work as he can handle. “I get a lot of repeat customers and word-of-mouth customers,” said Shea.
Fresh food, wide variety, digital coupons, low prices and how about those fuel points?
The fight over state funding of the arts continued Wednesday.
The state faces an estimated $492 million revenue shortfall, and Brownback says he wants to "protect the core functions of government."
Senate poised to consider bill among first acts of the session
Users and sellers of K2 pushed back Tuesday on attempts to ban the chemicals in the herbal mixture that some say produces a marijuana-like high.
Film explores intelligent design-evolution 'circus'
Kansas and an extinct bird share top billing in a new documentary film called "Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus."
In the art imitates life, science and Kansas politics department, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" will air a four-day report on the controversy over evolution.
Holiday honoring working people finds a few with unique passions
Richard Renner would prefer not to eat fire, but "I'll do it if I have to," he says.
Merits of Lawrence artist's plan debated
A Lawrence artist trying to gussy up the aesthetically challenged ribbon of Interstate 70 that slices like a canyon through the middle of this city is taking some whacks from the locals.