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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Conservative Republicans set aside their most ambitious proposal for helping Kansas parents move their children into private schools so that lawmakers could forge a bipartisan compromise Thursday night on education funding…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday directed that flags be lowered to half-staff across the state to recognize that more than 5,000 Kansans have now lost their lives to COVID-19. The…

In an ideal world, when a person falls ill, there’s a support system to help pull them through. Charlie Murphey lives in that world. On Jan. 12, he tested positive for COVID-19. Four days later,…

Jenna Curry and Chloe Sell may be teenagers, but they already have a lifelong nemesis: dandelions. “Dumb dandelions. Those are awful,” Chloe lamented. “We mowed at the Bank of Gas Friday night, then we drove…

Iola City Council members will have a “big picture” discussion Monday on ambulance services provided by the city. The city’s contract to provide countywide ambulance service via the Iola Fire Department expires Dec. 31, and…

The Allen County Farmers’ Market is back in action for the season, along with a full list of artists who will be performing as part of Thrive Allen County’s Music at the Market program. Locations…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has requested less than 9% of its federal allocation of COVID-19 vaccine doses for this week, as Republican state lawmakers try to revive proposals to ban government vaccine passports and…

TOPEKA — Republicans and Democrats in the Kansas House banded together in bipartisanship Thursday to approve a medical marijuana bill creating a state-regulated system for growing, processing and distributing the substance for benefit of people…

The Iola Middle/High School Choir performed a spring concert Wednesday at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center.

Interested in running for local office? The filing deadline for the August primary and November election is noon, June 1. Seats are open on every city council in Allen County. In Iola, positions currently held…