Tim Carpenter

Tim Carpenter

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 Bureau of Investigation looking into possible data breach in Kansas newspaper case

By: and - August 18, 2023

TOPEKA, Kansas — Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach says state authorities reviewing alleged crimes associated with the raid of a Marion newspaper are interested in whether someone breached the Kansas Criminal Justice Information System. Police raided the Marion County Record last week after the newspaper received information from a confidential source about the criminal history […]

Zephyr part of national group of lawmakers objecting to riptide of LGBTQ+ ‘erasure’ legislation

By: - May 15, 2023

TOPEKA, Kansas — Kansas Rep. Brandon Woodard and Montana Rep. Zooey Zephyr pushed back Monday against movement among conservative state legislators to erode non-discrimination protections of LGBTQ+ individuals in a quest to “erase” them from public society. They objected to legislation, anchored in definitions of gender based on reproductive capacity, that included enactment of transgender […]

Pompeo jokes about $1 million bounty on his life, delves into ‘crazy’ four years

By: - May 8, 2023

TOPEKA — Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said much had changed since his previous appearance at a Kansas Chamber annual dinner. “I’ve lost a lot of weight since you saw me last. I have a much bigger security detail, since the Iranians are trying to kill me. They have a million dollar bounty […]