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Kansans take partisan view of U.S. House package aiding child care...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House stepped in to try to rescue the nation’s child care system from collapse under the weight of the pandemic. The...

Kansas officials endorse expenditure of $254 million in federal COVID-19 aid

The State Finance Council agreed to invest $254 million in federal COVID-19 aid in education, public health and economic development initiatives.

Kansas executive order extends option to renew driver’s licenses online

Gov. Laura Kelly renews executive order allowing people under 65 to apply for driver's license renewals online.

New Kansas privacy law crimps contact tracing for COVID-19

TOPEKA — The Shawnee County Health Department took the extraordinary step of issuing a public health advisory July 7 warning travelers COVID-19 cases had...

Gov. Laura Kelly sounds COVID-19 alarm — again — as number...

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly warned Kansans on Monday indifference about wearing masks and social distancing may lead to new restrictions to battle COVID-19.

Kris Kobach not banking on Trump endorsement in U.S. Senate race

U.S. Senate candidate Kris Kobach says he can't count on a last-minute endorsement from President Trump to carry him to victory in the GOP primary.

Senate Republicans pursue pay cut for jobless, adjourn without action

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders slammed Republicans on Friday for leaving in the lurch millions of jobless Americans who are relying on enhanced unemployment benefits...

Kansas attorneys, students anxious about taking bar exam during pandemic

Law school graduates and practicing attorneys raise questions about propriety of hosting a bar exam for more than 100 people at the University of Kansas.

Conflict persists about Gov. Laura Kelly’s power to impose school health...

House Minority Leader Dan Hawkins says Gov. Laura Kelly is wrong to believe county commissions can't block her order for all in K-12 schools wear a mask.

Medical experts dispute claims by Kansas Board of Education member

TOPEKA — Kansas State Board of Education member Michelle Dombrosky confronted health secretary Lee Norman during Wednesday's meeting to ask why his advice —...

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