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Additional positive COVID-19 cases send Hutchinson Correctional Facility into lockdown

Kansas Department of Corrections secretary Jeff Zmuda said Wednesday a lockdown has been initiated at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility central unit after additional staff...

Inmate Arlan Kaufman, abuser of mentally ill Kansans, appeals denial of...

Mennonite church leaders and family members support compassionate release from prison of Arlan Kaufman, convicted of abusing mentally ill adults in Newton.

Kansas attorney general files federal lawsuit to thwart proposed tribal casino

TOPEKA — Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma Chief Bill Friend expressed skepticism Monday a federal lawsuit filed by the Kansas attorney general on behalf of...

As feds turn attention to protests, Native Americans cope with unchecked...

Native American activists say violence against indigenous people is being overlooked by federal authorities who are more interested in a politically charged crackdown on...

Kansas attorney general asks feds to ease driver’s license reinstatment

Attorney General Derek Schmidt endorses federal reform to reduce impediments to renewal of a driver's license not tied to motorist safety issues.

Newest Kansas Supreme Court justice promises tenure free of external influences

TOPEKA — Keynen ”KJ” Wall Jr. promised to devote himself to the mission of serving the people of Kansas equitably and free of outside...

‘A lot of anger’: Kansas authorities on alert for threats to...

TOPEKA — Kansas Department of Health and Environment secretary Lee Norman says he is used to "looking over my shoulder," behavior the lieutenant colonel...

Protesters demand more transparency from Kansas Department for Children and Families

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A dozen protestors stood in the rain on Wednesday calling for change to be made at the Kansas Department for...

Affidavit: Rep. Steve Watkins lied about address change, not voting

A Shawnee County sheriff's detective in her affidavit report says U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins lied to her when he claimed he didn't actually vote...

Judge dismisses Democrats’ voting lawsuit against SOS Scott Schwab

Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab says Democrats and the ACLU should stop filing frivolous elections lawsuits that waste taxpayer dollars.

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