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Racial equity panel examines schools’ use of American Indian mascots

TOPEKA — A Kansas racial equity panel could issue recommendations for public schools and colleges to eliminate the use of American Indian mascots, nicknames...

Settled into new homes, refugees in U.S. say they are working...

Violence, persecution and wars amid a global pandemic added to the growing number of displaced persons around the world last year. The United Nations reports...

Kansas prosecutor mired in ethical misconduct quits to avoid Bourbon County...

Kansas attorney facing disbarment for misconduct in two high-profile cases quit as Bourbon County prosecutor as backlash escalated.

Biden signs law making Juneteenth a new federal holiday

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law legislation declaring a legal public holiday annually on June 19, the date of the...

U.S. House Ag leader seeks permanent scholarship funding for 1890 land-grant...

WASHINGTON — Leaders from 1890 land-grant colleges laid out to the House Agriculture Committee Wednesday how a fresh infusion of scholarship funding provided by...

Meet the woman newly charged with raising Black voices in Kansas

Stacey Knoell’s loss in a Kansas Senate race last November turned out to be a win for Black people in Kansas, which is to...

Teachers come under pressure as politicians, parents battle over ‘critical race...

WASHINGTON — Teachers from Tennessee to Iowa are swept up in a wave of outrage led by GOP politicians nationwide over how schools teach...

On DACA anniversary, Kansas dreamer seeks permanent path to citizenship for...

TOPEKA — Esmeralda Tovar-Mora is thankful for the opportunities provided by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but she wants a full path...

What the Kansas attorney general needs to know about critical race...

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives...

Poor People’s Campaign calls on Kansas congresswoman to support the needs...

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS — Many of the protesters outside U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids' office Monday were advocating for policies like single-payer health care, a...

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