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Shultz formally takes reins of labor department plagued by challenges

The Kansas Department of Labor officially has a secretary at the helm as the unemployed struggle with fallout from COVID-19.

Gov. Kelly vetoes massive tax reform bill pushed through by GOP

Gov. Laura Kelly vetoes major tax bill pushed through Legislature by Republican majority.

Kansas unemployment rate declines to 3.7% in March

TOPEKA — The unemployment rate in Kansas dropped slightly by 0.1% in March as the state's economy added more than 12,000 private-sector jobs since...

Congressional panel splits on regulation of orphaned oil and gas wells

Members of a U.S. House Natural Resources panel agreed Thursday on the need to clean up and cap abandoned oil and gas wells, but...

As businesses grapple with sky-high gas bills from historic cold snap,...

TOPEKA — Chris Klimek had already started hearing about the exorbitant natural gas bills other businesses got after this winter’s historic cold snap before...

This Hoxie restaurant owner proves rural western Kansans have good taste

Without looking at a map, who knows where Hoxie is? Some of you are raising your hands. For the folks who are struggling: It's...

Hefty 110-page Kansas unemployment reform bill awaits signature of Gov. Kelly

TOPEKA — The unemployment reform package unanimously passed by the Kansas Legislature dedicated $500 million to reimburse employers for fraudulent claims, extended the pandemic-inspired,...

Kansas Legislature endorses Gadsden flag license plate supporting state rifle association

TOPEKA — A bundle of new distinctive license plates passed last week by the Kansas Legislature has drawn criticism for the inclusion of a...

Senate panel ready to sanction government entities for competing with private...

Senate committee crafts bill giving property tax rebate to businesses that compete with government entities for delivery of services or products.

Biden banks on offshore wind to help curb climate change

WASHINGTON — Two wind turbines, each as tall as the Washington Monument, stand sentinel 27 miles off the coast of Virginia, the nation’s first...

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