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Officials suggest $152M renovation of Docking building in Topeka

Kelly administration suggests $152 million overhaul of Docking state office building next to Capitol can include a new KDHE laboratory.

Rolling blackouts in Kansas helped regional power grid avoid ‘cascading failures’

EMPORIA — A small crowd gathered last Wednesday in Emporia on the hillside next to the Prairie Street bridge, seeking respite from rolling blackouts...

Small town Kansas takes on big problem of deafening railroad engine...

Mike Mackay and Robin Macy are closing in on a challenge, expensive project to transform Belle Plaine into a "quiet zone" for railroad traffic.

Feds ramp up emergency help for Kansas, other states hit by...

WASHINGTON — White House officials said Thursday they have been in close touch with governors in storm-stricken states, including Kansas, to extend emergency assistance...

Regional power shortages, record chill force more blackouts in Kansas

TOPEKA — Operators of the regional power grid again ordered utilities to implement rolling blackouts Tuesday morning to conserve natural gas and electricity as...

‘Bitter, dangerous, arctic’ chill disrupts power grid, forcing coordinated blackouts

TOPEKA — Public officials pleaded Monday for Kansans to turn thermostats down and conserve electricity as utilities warned that severe cold would force coordinated...

Interior delays last-minute Trump rule that would weaken bird protections

The Interior Department is delaying a last-minute Trump administration rule that would have weakened a century-old law protecting migratory birds, Interior officials said Thursday. Two...

Kansas Senate demands governor prioritize ‘law-abiding citizens’ over prisoners for vaccines

TOPEKA — A resolution passed Thursday by the Kansas Senate calls on the governor to prioritize “law-abiding citizens” before incarcerated individuals in the COVID-19...

Senate bill provides quarter-million-dollar loans to Kansas businesses hurt by pandemic

TOPEKA — Kansas senators moved without opposition Monday to pass a measure using state idle funds to provide low-interest loans to businesses financially hobbled...

Kansas House OKs bills on drug treatment, Indigenous people, abandoned wells

TOPEKA — A bill passed Thursday by the Kansas House would establish a program diverting people with drug offenses from prison toward resources to...

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