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New law pushes Kansas school districts to reconsider health protocols

TOPEKA — In removing a mask mandate for students and faculty in the district, Russell County Schools board members questioned the science behind masks...

Shultz formally takes reins of labor department plagued by challenges

The Kansas Department of Labor officially has a secretary at the helm as the unemployed struggle with fallout from COVID-19.

Gov. Kelly vetoes massive tax reform bill pushed through by GOP

Gov. Laura Kelly vetoes major tax bill pushed through Legislature by Republican majority.

Here’s good news about Kansas’ mental health during the pandemic —...

Time for a check-up, Kansas. Recently we got some good news about mental health during the pandemic: Deaths by suicide declined in the United States...

Pause for Johnson & Johnson vaccine extended as federal health panel...

WASHINGTON — Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot will remain paused for at least a week, after a federal vaccine advisory panel said...

Vaccine equity panel highlights need for local persuasion in Kansas communities

TOPEKA — Members of a newly formed Kansas COVID-19 vaccine equity panel say misinformation and distrust are among the most pressing factors creating racial...

This Hoxie restaurant owner proves rural western Kansans have good taste

Without looking at a map, who knows where Hoxie is? Some of you are raising your hands. For the folks who are struggling: It's...

Kansas health secretary says recoil from Johnson and Johnson vaccine disrupts...

TOPEKA — Kansas Department of Health and Environment secretary Lee Norman says efforts to vaccinate the public will grow more difficult following the announcement...

Hefty 110-page Kansas unemployment reform bill awaits signature of Gov. Kelly

TOPEKA — The unemployment reform package unanimously passed by the Kansas Legislature dedicated $500 million to reimburse employers for fraudulent claims, extended the pandemic-inspired,...

Senate panel ready to sanction government entities for competing with private...

Senate committee crafts bill giving property tax rebate to businesses that compete with government entities for delivery of services or products.

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