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Equity task force looks to continue push as COVID-19 vaccination racial...

TOPEKA — A concerted effort among community stakeholders to get communities of color vaccinated against COVID-19 has driven up rates but a state task...

HIV/AIDS vaccine: Why don’t we have one after 37 years, when...

Smallpox has been eradicated from the face of the Earth following a highly effective, worldwide vaccination campaign. Paralytic poliomyelitis is no longer a problem...

Legislative leadership extends Kansas disaster declaration through June 15, ends block...

TOPEKA — Kansas legislative leaders moved Friday to extend the state of emergency for the pandemic through June 15, while ending the block on...

Social conservatives accuse Kelly of sowing confusion, stifling innovation on stem-cell...

Anti-abortion activists and socially conservative politicians critical of Gov. Laura Kelly's veto of $500,000 for stem-cell research funding.

Kansas governor renews high-stakes clash with Republicans over COVID-19 emergency declaration

TOPEKA — Maj. Gen. David Weishaar told legislative leadership Wednesday they haven't heard him talk much in the past year because he tries to save...

Kansas lawmakers fail to override veto of ‘junk’ insurance expansion, urge...

TOPEKA — Republicans in the Senate and House punctuated the close of the 2021 legislative session Wednesday by asking Gov. Laura Kelly to cut...

Kelly rejects alternative method of distributing COVID-19 aid to businesses

Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed a bill creating a new structure for distributing about $500 million in federal COVID-19 aid to Kansas businesses.

Kansas jobless rate dips to 3.5%, metro areas make advances

Kansas unemployment figure drops to 3.5% in April, far from the COVID-19 pandemic high surpassing 12% one year ago.

Governor makes takeout alcohol sales permanent for Kansas bars, restaurants

TOPEKA — A new law making the sale of to-go and drive-thru alcohol permanent in Kansas has a Topeka tap house management excited for...

Not one usable vaccine so far out of Baltimore plant with...

WASHINGTON — Angry U.S. House Democrats on Wednesday had one key question as they grilled executives of a Maryland biotech manufacturer forced to dump...

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