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Services for Kansas crossover youth slowed by lack of data, interagency...

TOPEKA — A leader for the Kansas agency charged with maintaining the state’s child protective programs said youths involved in the child welfare system...

Heartbroken grandparents make emotional appeals for Kansas foster care reform

Foster parents, extended family members cut off from grandchildren share their pain with members of Kansas Legislature.

Gov. Laura Kelly says Kansas failed in make or break moment...

TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday expressed alarm at rapidly worsening COVID-19 numbers in Kansas and blamed Republican legislative leaders for standing in...

Disabled, elderly advocates eager for KDHE reporting of site-specific COVID-19 outbreaks

Advocates of elderly and disabled people in Kansas are urging KDHE to resume facility-specific reporting on spread of COVID-19 infection.

Trump says he’ll announce Supreme Court pick by Friday or Saturday

President Donald Trump said Monday that he would announce a replacement for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by either Friday...

Two Kansas lawmakers walking long road to legalizing medicinal marijuana

Kansas legislators David Haley and Gail Finney are optimistic the 2021 Legislature can advance a bill legalizing medical marijuana.

Rural hospitals see funding, testing strategy among biggest pandemic hurdles

TOPEKA — Amid a pandemic that has drastically impacted the way rural hospitals provide services, telehealth has provided patients and staff at Smith County...

Marshall says Republicans were elected to confirm Trump pick for Supreme...

TOPEKA — U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall and Kansas Sen. Barbara Bollier battled Saturday in their first debate over the merits of fast-tracking a replacement...

Unemployment rate in Kansas declines to 6.9% in August

The COVID-19 influenced unemployment rate in Kansas fell to 6.9% in August, a drop of 0.3%. It's still well above the 3.1% rate in August 2019.

Kansas politicians pay tribute to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly ordered U.S. flags in Kansas be flown at half-staff to honor late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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