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Kansas Department of Corrections reports 11th inmate death from COVID-19

TOPEKA — An 81-year-old inmate of the state-run prison in Lansing has died from COVID-19. He is the 11th person to die from COVID-19 while...

U.S. Senate confirms Kansas solicitor general to federal bench

The U.S. Senate votes to confirm the nomination of Kansas solicitor general Toby Crouse of Overland Park to a vacancy on the federal district court.

Kansas Department of Corrections reports 10th inmate death from COVID-19

TOPEKA — An inmate at the state-run prison in Ellsworth died Sunday after contracting COVID-19. The 68-year-old man is the 10th inmate in state custody...

Flags to fly at half-staff to mark Leavenworth County deputy’s death

U.S. flags in Kansas are to be flown at half-staff until sunset Thursday in honor of the late Leavenworth County Deputy Corporal Daniel Abramovitz.

Kansas AG wades into Pennsylvania ballot-deadline conflict

Kansas' GOP attorney general seeks U.S. Supreme Court clarity on whether constitution lets Pennsylvania to extend mail-in ballot deadline past Election Day.

Panels on criminal justice reform, pretrial justice hone in on diversion...

TOPEKA — Members of the Kansas Criminal Justice Reform Commission have finalized recommendations on mental health and substance abuse reform to reduce prison population,...

The Supreme Court could strike down Obamacare. Here’s what’s at stake.

WASHINGTON — The fate of the sweeping 2010 health care law known as Obamacare is again in limbo, with the Supreme Court on Tuesday...

Autopsy huckster eager for teaching job as Kansas legal troubles mount

TOPEKA — Beleaguered by negative publicity and mounting legal problems, Shawn Parcells hopes to have finally landed a job, this time teaching at an...

As GOP cements supermajority in Legislature, Democrats realize ‘they can just...

TOPEKA — Republicans retained a supermajority in both the Kansas House and Senate on Tuesday, reaffirming their control over Kansas policy and leaving Gov....

KDOC: Ninth Kansas prison inmate dies of COVID-19

The Kansas Department of Corrections reported Tuesday that the ninth inmate in the prison system died after contracting COVID-19.

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