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‘Time is of the essence’: Sick and vulnerable inmates make case...

TOPEKA — Last summer, Deana Estrada received an upsetting phone call from her husband, an inmate at a Kansas correctional facility. Ronnie Loggins, Estrada’s husband,...

Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court, and D.C. girds...

President Donald Trump at the White House on Saturday introduced federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee, setting off...

Trump reportedly ready to select Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

President Donald Trump plans to nominate federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Justice...

Twenty-three Kansas agencies share $1.8 million in public safety grants

Kansas council selects 23 state and local recipients of $1.8 million in federal grants to improve public safety and reduce crime.

Kansas public defender not convinced of need for blanket suspension of...

A Kansas defense lawyer is frustrated by suspension of speedy-trial law, while the state's attorney general expects a flood of lawsuits on that point.

Services for Kansas crossover youth slowed by lack of data, interagency...

TOPEKA — A leader for the Kansas agency charged with maintaining the state’s child protective programs said youths involved in the child welfare system...

Heartbroken grandparents make emotional appeals for Kansas foster care reform

Foster parents, extended family members cut off from grandchildren share their pain with members of Kansas Legislature.

Trump says he’ll announce Supreme Court pick by Friday or Saturday

President Donald Trump said Monday that he would announce a replacement for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by either Friday...

Two Kansas lawmakers walking long road to legalizing medicinal marijuana

Kansas legislators David Haley and Gail Finney are optimistic the 2021 Legislature can advance a bill legalizing medical marijuana.

Marshall says Republicans were elected to confirm Trump pick for Supreme...

TOPEKA — U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall and Kansas Sen. Barbara Bollier battled Saturday in their first debate over the merits of fast-tracking a replacement...

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