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New law pushes Kansas school districts to reconsider health protocols

TOPEKA — In removing a mask mandate for students and faculty in the district, Russell County Schools board members questioned the science behind masks...

End-of-session package installs framework for investigating elder abuse in Kansas

TOPEKA — A package of bills aimed at curbing elder abuse and creating more communication with various agencies that work with seniors was met with...

Shultz formally takes reins of labor department plagued by challenges

The Kansas Department of Labor officially has a secretary at the helm as the unemployed struggle with fallout from COVID-19.

Gov. Kelly vetoes massive tax reform bill pushed through by GOP

Gov. Laura Kelly vetoes major tax bill pushed through Legislature by Republican majority.

Kansas unemployment rate declines to 3.7% in March

TOPEKA — The unemployment rate in Kansas dropped slightly by 0.1% in March as the state's economy added more than 12,000 private-sector jobs since...

Congressional panel splits on regulation of orphaned oil and gas wells

Members of a U.S. House Natural Resources panel agreed Thursday on the need to clean up and cap abandoned oil and gas wells, but...

Wichita police unfairly target minorities with gang list, ACLU and Kansas...

TOPEKA — A lawsuit filed Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas and Kansas Appleseed Center for Law and Justice alleges the...

In Kansas fight over anti-trans sports bill, Senate adds civility to...

TOPEKA — Asia Jynaé Foster. Yunieski Carey Herrera. Angel Unique. Sara Blackwood. Brooklyn Deshuna. Felycya Harris. Michelle Michellyn Ramos Vargas. Mia Green. Aerrion Burnett. Kee Sam. Lea Rayshon Daye. Aja Raquell Rhone-Spears. Queasha D Hardy. Dior H...

Pause for Johnson & Johnson vaccine extended as federal health panel...

WASHINGTON — Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot will remain paused for at least a week, after a federal vaccine advisory panel said...

Vaccine equity panel highlights need for local persuasion in Kansas communities

TOPEKA — Members of a newly formed Kansas COVID-19 vaccine equity panel say misinformation and distrust are among the most pressing factors creating racial...

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