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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas conservatives appeared likely Friday to push a proposed ban on transgender athletes in girl’s and women’s school sports through the Republican-controlled Legislature but weren’t generating enough support to overcome a…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — LGBTQ-rights advocates in Kansas are relying on the state’s Democratic governor or the courts to block a ban on transgender athletes in girls’ or women’s school sports after conservatives on Thursday…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has advanced a bill that would lower the legal age to carry concealed firearms in Kansas from 21 to 18.  The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday voted 30-8 for…

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A powerful Kansas lawmaker accused of drunken driving had a blood alcohol level that was twice the legal limit and taunted the Highway Patrol officer who arrested him last month for allegedly speeding…

Everyone knows the Brothers Grimm fairy tales can be a little, well, grim. But did you know they can also be hilarious? Iola High School’s drama students tackle all 209 fairy tales in 60 minutes,…

New art is bursting into life on the trails. Isaac Tapia and Rodrigo Alvarez of IT-RA Icons have been hard at work this week on their mural “Serene Flight,” which was selected as part of…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden, in his first major gun control measures since taking office, is announcing executive actions Thursday aimed at addressing what the White House calls a “gun violence public health epidemic.”…

Are some COVID-19 vaccines more effective than others? It’s hard to tell since they weren’t directly compared in studies. But experts say the vaccines are alike on what matters most: preventing hospitalizations and deaths. “Luckily,…

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd’s  neck area — and was bearing down with most of his weight — the entire 9 1/2 minutes the Black man lay facedown…

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden, anticipating intense negotiations with Congress over his infrastructure and jobs plan, said Wednesday that he was willing to compromise but would not slow his push for one of the most…