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Two former KHP majors file lawsuit, claim dismissals echo warning not...

Two former Kansas Highway Patrol majors file federal lawsuit claiming wrongful termination and alleging sexual harassment of female employees.

Detainees say private prison denies COVID-19 tests, treatment while awaiting trial

TOPEKA — People awaiting trial at CoreCivic's Leavenworth prison for federal detainees say the private company has failed to provide adequate testing or medical...

Kansas post-election audit shows no signs of foul play in record-breaking...

TOPEKA — Kansas election officials say the record-breaking 2020 general election avoided any major issues or discrepancies despite unpredictable circumstances amid COVID-19. The Kansas State...

Kansas audit finds no evidence of rule violations in dismissal of...

The Kansas Legislature's auditors find no evidence Kansas Highway Patrol personnel policy was violated in firing of two KHP majors in July.

By facing more of its racist truths, Kansas — and America...

One night in January 1901, nearly 6,000 angry Kansans gathered outside the Leavenworth County Jail. Inside was Fred Alexander, a Black man and a veteran...

A gift and clarion call: Churches liberate Kansas, Oklahoma residents of...

Twenty United Church of Christ congregations in Kansas and Oklahoma donated enough to deliver $5.2 million in medical debt relief to 3,200 households.

Kansans caravan in mourning for COVID-19, demand legislators reject ‘politics of...

TOPEKA — A caravan of cars circled the state Capitol building in mourning Monday for more than 1,400 Kansans who have lost their lives...

Kansas legislative leaders eager to develop plan for fortifying Capitol against...

Kansas legislative leaders are weighing what public health steps are necessary to protect lawmakers from COVID-19 when next session starts in January.

Latino Kansans work to fill Spanish-speaking news media and information gap

TOPEKA — While living in Wichita, Claudia Amaro has twice jumped in to remedy the striking lack of critical information getting out to the...

His free speech rights threatened, Haskell student journalist fights back

A student journalist’s questions in Lawrence have put him at odds with his university and given him a taste of media attention. Jared Nally, 27,...

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