More than 50 Kansas colleges, universities take part in three-day, free application initiative
Kansas residents can avoid application fees Tuesday through Thursday at more than 50 Kansas colleges and universities, both public and private.
Estes: House bill gutting EPA budget part of strategy to ‘kneecap’ federal regulators
U.S. Reps. Ron Estes and Tracey Mann of Kansas express anger about lesser prairie chicken, water quality regulations by supporting 39% budget cut to EPA.
As rural Kansas emergency department announces closure, Gov. Kelly and Statehouse Republicans clash over Medicaid expansion
TOPEKA — A Fort Scott emergency department is scheduled to close its doors, leading to increased concerns about the state’s rural hospital shutdowns. Ascension Via Christi will close its Fort Scott emergency department Dec. 20, following steady declines in visits and economic challenges that limited the department’s effectiveness. “After exploring the options available, it was […]
Moran’s amendment on VA reimbursement for ambulance services clears Senate
U.S. Senate passes amendment sought by Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas delaying Department of Veterans Affairs' plan to cut reimbursement for ambulance services.
EPA restores regular water flow in Kansas creek devastated by 2022 oil pipeline break
EPA says restoration work had returned water flow to normal in Mill Creek, the Kansas stream polluted by oil in the December 2022 Keystone pipeline break.
Kansas State University to lead climate change food-strengthening initiative
TOPEKA — Kansas researchers will turn their focus to wheat, millet and other crops in a federally funded attempt to tackle world hunger. The U.S. Agency for International Development awarded Kansas State University $22 million to research how best to promote the growth of crops as climate change and global instability continues to derail the […]
Survivor says sex crimes report shows Kansas must do more to fight abusers
A survivor of childhood sexual abuse who successfully advocated for legislative action earlier this year says newly released crime statistics show more work is needed to protect Kansas children from predators. Kim Bergman and other survivors demonstrated at the Statehouse for weeks, meeting with lawmakers and educating the public about the prevalence and impact of […]
White House calls for stronger gun policy reforms after Maine shooting
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre called on Congress on Thursday to strengthen gun safety laws in the wake of the mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine. Jean-Pierre opened Thursday’s press briefing with a statement on the shootings, saying President Joe Biden stepped out of a state dinner Wednesday night to receive an initial briefing on […]
Kansas, Nebraska universities to collaborate on adding teachers of color in public schools
A $3.9 million, three-year grant will be used by Kansas State University to increase teacher diversity in Dodge City schools and five districts in Nebraska.
Kansas wildlife secretary Brad Loveless to retire next year
The secretary of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism plans to retire, the governor’s office announced Wednesday. Brad Loveless has led the department since the start of Gov. Laura Kelly’s administration in January 2019. He intends to retire in 2024, when a new secretary is appointed. The governor’s office said the administration will […]
Kansan tied to alleged $1 million kickback scheme with nuclear weapon parts maker
U.S. Department of Justice indicts Missouri and Kansas businessmen in alleged $1 million fraud scheme tied to manufacturing components of nuclear weapons.
University of Kansas formally launches campaign to raise record $2.5 billion by 2028
LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas unveiled a fundraising campaign to generate $2.5 billion in contributions by 2028 for benefit of students and faculty as well as academic and research facilities. The KU Endowment Association’s campaign known as “Ever Onward” would be the largest in the history of KU and the KU Health System. At […]