Tim Carpenter, Kansas Reflector

Tim Carpenter, Kansas Reflector

Tim Carpenter has reported on Kansas for 35 years. He covered the Capitol for 16 years at the Topeka Capital-Journal and previously worked for the Lawrence Journal-World and United Press International.

Kansas newspaper’s lawyer chastises police for treating newspaper as ‘drug cartel’

By: - August 15, 2023

TOPEKA — An attorney representing the Marion County Record in wake of a raid of the newspaper’s office urged Marion law enforcement officials to stop short of examining computers and other seized property pending a court hearing on whether the search violated legal standards. Bernie Rhodes, a lawyer from Kansas City, Missouri, said in a […]

Three Republicans drawn to 2024 primary for chance to take on U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids

By: - July 13, 2023

TOPEKA — The third Republican Party candidate aiming to defeat Democratic U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids launched a campaign Wednesday in a district anchored by vote-rich Johnson County, half of Wyandotte County and a cluster of modestly populated counties with a rural character. Prasanth Reddy, a Lenexa physician who immigrated to the United States as a […]

Kansas joins lawsuit against Biden administration on lesser prairie chicken

By: - April 13, 2023

TOPEKA — Attorney General Kris Kobach aligned Kansas with Texas and Oklahoma in a lawsuit crafted to block the federal government’s listing of the wild, colorful lesser prairie chicken under the Endangered Species Act. On Wednesday, Kobach said the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service broke federal law by failing to adequately consider voluntary measures to […]