February 13, 2016

KS AG named to leadership of national association

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been elected vice president of the National Association of Attorneys General. Schmidt was elected to the post last week at the summer meeting for the national, nonpartisan professional organization that includes all 56 state and territorial attorneys general. He was nominated by the attorneys general representing states in the Continue Reading

Kansans applying for conceal and carry licenses at fast pace

More than 3,000 Kansans applied for concealed carry permits during the month of April, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. Schmidt said his office received 3,462 applications for concealed carry permits during April. While this number is down slightly from the record month in March, it is still the third-highest month since the concealed Continue Reading

All charges against Planned Parenthood dropped

The Johnson County District Attorney’s Office in conjunction with the Kansas Attorney General announced today that all charges against a Johnson County Planned Parenthood clinic have been dropped. Initially, Planned Parenthood faced 107 criminal charges stemming from an investigation into abortions performed at an Overland Park clinic in 2003. The charges, filed by Johnson County Continue Reading

Consumers may be due partial refunds for tone-up sneakers

Some Kansas consumers may be due a partial refund for their Shape-Ups, Tone-Ups and Skechers Resistance Runner shoes. The shoe company settled with Kansas and 42 other states to resolve allegations that Skechers made unsupported health claims in advertising for the shoes. Though the sneaker company did not admit wrongdoing and denies allegations in the Continue Reading