U.S. House passes deal on stopgap funding, avoids government shutdown
House and Senate leaders reached a bipartisan agreement Tuesday night to pass a three-month funding stopgap, averting a government shutdown in the midst of a pandemic and a short time before the November elections. In a 359-57 vote, the House passed H.R. 8337, which extends federal government funding until Dec. 11, when lawmakers would have […]
Legislative committee endorses sale of historic Topeka building for $535,000
Sale of the Woman's Club of Topeka building for $535,000 to a group planning to renovate the historic structure is another step closer to reality.
Unemployment rate in Kansas declines to 6.9% in August
The COVID-19 influenced unemployment rate in Kansas fell to 6.9% in August, a drop of 0.3%. It's still well above the 3.1% rate in August 2019.
U.S. Senate candidates Marshall, Bollier to debate Saturday on WIBW Radio
TOPEKA — U.S. Senate candidates Barbara Bollier and Roger Marshall are scheduled to debate Saturday for the first time in the general election for a broadcast and livestream on WIBW Radio and the Kansas Radio Networks. Marshall, a Great Bend Republican serving western Kansas as 1st District congressman, will be on the November ballot with […]
Former GOP U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum endorses Democrat Barbara Bollier
Former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum, a Republican who served 18 years in that job, is endorsing Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Barbara Bollier.
Kansas Senate panel backs appointment of new healing arts board director
Kansas Senate committee votes to remove interim tag from executive director of the Kansas Board of Healing Arts, which monitors 31,000 health professionals.
Kansas State researchers to explore spread of COVID-19 at packing plants
TOPEKA — Researchers at Kansas State University will rely on a combination of state and federal funding to study effectiveness of sanitation procedures at livestock processing facilities designed to inactivate the virus causing COVID-19. The project relies on a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and $330,000 from the state of Kansas’ […]
Kansas flags fly at half-staff to honor victims of 9/11 terrorist attacks
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's executive order directs flags be flown Friday at half-staff to honor those killed and injured in terrorist attacks Sept. 11, 2001.
Fifth Kansas prison inmate dies after diagnosed with COVID-19
A fifth inmate held by the Kansas Department of Corrections has died after contracting COVID-19. About 300 staff and inmates have active cases of the virus.
Former KU chancellor, AL president Gene Budig dies at 81
Gene Budig, who led KU for 13 years as chancellor and later served as baseball's American League president, is dead at 81.
Kansas enters race for Space Command headquarters
TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly announced Friday she would make a strong push to land the new U.S. Space Command in Kansas. The governor’s office said four Kansas communities have submitted proposals to become the home for headquarters of the U.S. Space Command, which is responsible for military operations in space. The cities are Derby, […]
EPA targets two southeast Kansas lead smelter sites for Superfund list
The federal Environmental Protection Agency is focusing on two southeast Kansas lead smelting sites for inclusion in the Superfund program.