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Kansas House adopts medical marijuana bill with bipartisan majority

Kansas House adopts bill legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, but it's doubtful Senate takes up legislation before session ends.

New funding to curb wildfires pushed in Congress, as another fire...

WASHINGTON — As wildfires across the United States grow in size, intensity and duration each summer, members of Congress from the West are pushing...

Vilsack keys in on food insecurity and nutrition in USDA budget...

WASHINGTON — U.S. agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday laid out goals to expand food insecurity and nutrition programs in the president’s budget request,...

U.S. House agriculture panel probes ‘systemic’ USDA discrimination against Black farmers

WASHINGTON — The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday heard about how Black farmers have faced decades of racial discrimination in their dealings with the...

Kansas wind energy supporters defend local control, economic investments

TOPEKA — Kansas wind energy representatives and advocates guaranteed a senate panel Tuesday a bill currently under consideration would end industry investment and development...

House committee considers major changes to proposed Kansas medical marijuana act

TOPEKA — Proposed amendments to a bill creating the framework for medical marijuana legalization in Kansas would loosen the most restrictive regulations on patient-physician...

Kansas launches COVID-19 vaccination program for 12,000 meat processing plant workers

Gov. Laura Kelly says a special initiative is funneling 12,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to cover all Kansas meatpacking plant workers.

Marshall seeks ties with farm-state Democrats on Senate agriculture panel

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Roger Marshall is vowing he’ll rely on the relationships he’s built with Democratic colleagues and the Biden administration to advance...

U.S. House agriculture panel to key in on climate change and...

WASHINGTON — Democrats are eyeing proposals that would support programs for U.S. farmers — who have suffered catastrophic losses from severe weather events in...

Kansas law enforcement pushes back on legalizing medical marijuana

TOPEKA — Gray areas in a bill legalizing marijuana for medical use in Kansas are raising concerns among law enforcement officers and some medical...

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