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A libertarian group in California filed a legal challenge to President Joe Biden’s plan for student debt cancellation on Tuesday, calling it an illegal overreach that would increase state tax burdens for some Americans who…

HAVANA (AP) — Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba on Tuesday as a major hurricane, with nothing to stop it from intensifying into a catastrophic Category 4 storm before it crashes ashore Wednesday in Florida,…

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton ran out of his house and jumped into a truck driven by his wife, a state senator, to avoid being served a subpoena to testify Tuesday in…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers have unveiled a stopgap spending measure to finance the federal government through Dec. 16, provide additional support to Ukraine and help communities respond to recent natural disasters. Both chambers of…

TOPEKA — A three-part proposal to reduce property taxes could save Kansas homeowners millions, Democratic lawmakers said during a news conference Monday at the Statehouse.  Rep. Vic Miller, D-Topeka, and Rep. Mike Amyx, D-Lawrence, released…

Hunger is spreading among Americans with steady but low-paying jobs, reversing President Joe Biden’s early success in cutting food scarcity by nearly a third and threatening to worsen as the country teeters on the brink…

Fire investigator Eric Lawrence surveys the charred remnants of a house at 303 S. Monroe St. in LaHarpe Tuesday morning after it was destroyed in an overnight fire. LaHarpe firefighters were called to the scene…

It’s been 15 years since the Iola school district saw an increase in enrollment. With the official enrollment count last week, the district saw an increase of 15.5 students (virtual school students are counted at…

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, an opportunity to spread the word about actions we can take to prevent suicide, and to change the conversation to one about healing, help and hope. In that spirit,…

Iola will extend utilities to accommodate what they hope will be new housing development on the north edge of town. City Council members voted, 7-0, to extend water, electric and street infrastructure through what will…