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Should Joel Wicoff be re-elected to the Iola City Council, many of the issues facing the city, such as  balancing budgets, setting utility costs and dealing with changes in the ambulance program, may look quite…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. budget deficit totaled $2.77 trillion for 2021, the second highest on record but an improvement from the all-time high of $3.13 trillion reached in 2020. The deficits in both years…

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Earlier this year, an insistent cry arose from business leaders and Republican governors: Cut off a $300-a-week federal supplement for unemployed Americans. Many people, they argued, would then come off the sidelines…

Kansas universities are in a tight spot, stuck between federal COVID vaccine requirements and a Kansas law against using state funding for vaccine mandates. Hundreds of millions of federal dollars are on the line. The…

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin said Friday that the killing of a cinematographer who died after Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set was a “tragic accident,” as authorities investigated the…

Jim Berry, center, places a Hershey’s Kiss to mark a spot on his bingo card Friday afternoon. Also pictured from left are Tina Craft and Barbara Berry, with Brad Berry at right. Thrive Allen County…

Jerry Dodson, who grew up in Elsmore, was selected to participate in a wreath laying ceremony earlier this month at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Dodson, a command sergeant major in the U.S. Army…

Bingo! Locals have a chance to make history Friday afternoon when a group attempts to organize a world-record Bingo event.  It’s the first test of a new partnership between Thrive Allen County and Televeda, a…

Kansas schools need mental health resources and continued precautions such as masking and testing, according to Wednesday’s Safer Classrooms Workgroup meeting. Marci Nielsen, chief COVID-19 coordination adviser to Gov. Laura Kelly, told the group the…

PITTSBURG — A free concert featuring Mark Hayes, an internationally known composer, conductor and concert pianist, will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts on the campus of Pittsburg…