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Biden administration unveils boost to state COVID-19 vaccine shipments

WASHINGTON — Amid frustrations at the slow pace of the national COVID-19 vaccination effort, President Joe Biden says his administration is boosting the number of...

Lawmakers renew interest in policies to help reduce Kansas prison population

TOPEKA — A group of bills aimed at targeted criminal justice and prison reform are seeing a revival after a previous attempt to pass...

Testing of donated blood in Kansas hints at vastly higher COVID-19...

Testing of donated blood in Kansas shows 22% with antibody to COVID-19, suggesting infection rate much higher than previously thought.

Kansas Democrats push to end harmful narrative of Columbus Day

TOPEKA — American Indian legislators spoke Tuesday in support of a bill that aims to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day in Kansas. The...

Kansas Senate postpones abortion debate until Thursday because of absent legislators

TOPEKA — A Kansas legislator’s impromptu medical procedure delayed Senate action Monday over an anti-abortion constitutional amendment. The Senate was set Monday to debate the...

COVID-19 vaccination program for state legislators: Savvy maneuver or line-jumping?

An offer to provide COVID-19 vaccine in early February to members and staff of the Kansas Legislature generated conflicting reactions.

Kansas foster care provider asks Nebraska for immediate funding boost to...

TOPEKA — William Clark, the interim CEO for Saint Francis Ministries, provided a bleak and urgent understanding of his organization's financial stability during a...

COVID-19 exposes how city hall officials in Kansas get cold shoulder...

TOPEKA — League of Kansas Municipalities representatives Trey Cocking and Erik Sartorius have reserved seats to observe how more than 600 cities in the...

Kansas legislators weigh bills increasing penalties for stalking minors, sexual extortion

TOPEKA — Kristyn Antonucci was disturbed when her eldest daughter told her that an elementary school teacher was taking explicit photos of her. She was...

Kansas jobless rate plummets to 3.8% in December, still above pre-coronavirus...

The coronavirus-plagued unemployment rate in Kansas dropped to 3.8% in December, an upgrade of 5.1% in November.

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