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WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the nation’s first female vice president — and the first Black woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to hold…

HUMBOLDT — When the pandemic closed the doors of Kate Frick’s business in Tonganoxie, another door opened in Humboldt. Frick recently opened Noon at 812 Bridge St., offering “grab and go” lunches made from regional…

When you’re a historian or a scholar in the humanities more generally, you tend to get excited by rather strange things. Imagine the excitement when I discovered that where I live in Iola was once…

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the…

Area church bells will be ringing at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in a national recognition of the nearly 400,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19. Residents are encouraged to put lit candles in their windows. Iola…

GENEVA —The head of the World Health Organization says it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in rich countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people in poorer countries. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus kicked off…

The COVID-19 variant that emerged in the U.K. and sparked concerns of faster spread could become dominant in the U.S. as soon as March, government public health researchers said in a report. Several lines of…

In the week since a mob laid siege to the U.S. Capitol, the House has impeached President Donald Trump. Dozens of people have been arrested nationwide over participation in the riots. Politicians and business leaders are loudly…

Like many children, Royce Smith, 19, grew up with big dreams. Impossible dreams, some told him.  Smith’s dream was to be a professional soccer player. But growing up in Iola, his opportunities for the sport…

Kelly Perry has a passion for wellness. That’s why she and her business partner Amber Hodge are opening The Protein Place at 110 S. Jefferson Ave. in Iola. There you’ll be able to buy Perry’s…