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Kansas governor offers raffle incentive for COVID-19 vaccine

TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly announced Tuesday that Kansans could win prizes if they get a COVID-19 vaccine or test. “The Race to End COVID-19”...

Eleven generic versions of an HIV drug rush onto the market...

The health care system is supposed to incentivize the development of wonder drugs and then apply market forces to squeeze prices to a minimum....

Autistic boy didn’t have to die, say jilted Kansas foster parents...

TOPEKA — Tina Miller screamed into her phone when she learned Aaron Carter was dead. For three years, Tina and her husband, Jamie, served as...

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.

New Kansas license plate will help raise money for childhood cancer...

TOPEKA — In 2009, at just four weeks old, Amanda Gray’s son Chase was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the soft tissue muscles....

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...

Kansas GOP lawmaker describes peculiar school incident as potential ‘psychotic episode’

Kansas state Rep. Mark Samsel tells law enforcement officers his conduct at Wellsville school potentially a psychotic episode requiring hospitalization.

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