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A teamwork approach led to more than a dozen LaHarpe yards being cleared of trash, limbs, tires and other debris Saturday as part of Cleanup Day. Volunteers from LaHarpe Pride were joined by 22 missionaries…

TOPEKA — Kansas officials said Friday the state is adopting federal guidelines for newly approved booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Thursday authorized booster shots made by Moderna…

I get emails regularly from readers saying they’ll never buy an electric vehicle because there’s no place nearby to charge it. They’re nearly always wrong, but it’s not their fault: The electric vehicle charging industry…

The maker of Jeep SUVs and Ram pickup trucks on Friday announced plans for a second joint venture to build a second battery plant in North America — this time with Samsung SDI. Stellantis NV…

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — About 10,000 Energy United customers in the Lake Norman area lost power on Saturday morning, and officials quickly identified the perpetrator. Crews with the power company reported finding a squirrel in the…

LOS ANGELES — After decades of gazing into space, NASA is turning its technology back toward Earth to study the effects of drought, fire and climate change on the Blue Planet. At the Jet Propulsion…

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Pinkney, a prize-winning children’s book illustrator known for his richly textured images of Black life, fables and fairy tales in works ranging from “The Lion and the Mouse” to “The…

A high number of COVID-19 cases at Iola High School this week nearly triggered an automatic mask mandate for the building. IHS reported 14 students and staff tested positive for COVID-19 as of Tuesday. Under…

Local health officials are working on plans to offer COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all three shots, and for children ages 5 and 11 once approval of that vaccine is available. The CDC on Thursday endorsed…

Asking hard questions, and giving hard answers, makes an effective city council member, Ron Ballard says. For example, a few years back Iola’s leaders were considering adding a solar plant on the edge of town,…