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New report on food insecurity in southwest Kansas indicates barriers to...

TOPEKA — A new report examining barriers to food access faced by many southwest Kansans shows that participation in nutrition assistance programs remained flat...

Kelly rescinding handful of executive orders, seeks extension of disaster declaration

Gov. Kelly requests Kansas legislative leaders endorse gradual removal of executive orders as need for COVID-19 disaster declaration wanes.

Kansas clinics look for creative ways to connect with residents who...

TOPEKA — As health officials across the country aim for a national 70% adult vaccination rate against COVID-19 by July 4, health centers in...

Frustrated local leaders urge Congress to move faster on regulating PFAS

WASHINGTON — Local officials and community leaders pushed Congress to designate toxic chemicals that are contaminating drinking water as hazardous materials, which would trigger...

Federal telehealth bill heightens conversation about broadband access in rural Kansas

TOPEKA — New federal legislation to make pandemic-based telehealth allowances permanent has researchers, broadband advocates and lawmakers talking about the importance of bridging the...

Lawmakers celebrate ‘biggest change in mental health in Kansas in 30...

TOPEKA — Rep. Brenda Landwehr says she cried when the House passed legislation to certify and fund community behavioral health clinics. The Wichita Republican, who...

With Kansas eviction moratorium lifted, advocates prepare for surge in homelessness

TOPEKA — Homeless shelters in Kansas metro areas are already seeing more requests for housing in the days after legislative leaders lifted a statewide...

Kansas racial justice panel turns focus to equitable distribution of federal...

TOPEKA — As Kansas is set to receive about $1.6 billion in discretionary pandemic relief aid from the federal government, a state equity panel...

Kansas business leaders, governor meet amid push to end extra unemployment...

TOPEKA — A group of business leaders from across Kansas met Tuesday with Gov. Laura Kelly, pushing the Democratic governor to change her stance...

Influx of Texas, Oklahoma residents seeking an abortion drives up Kansas...

TOPEKA — A surge in out-of-state residents seeking abortions in Kansas last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic moved incidence of the procedure to a...

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