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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Conservative Republican lawmakers on Wednesday tied funding for Kansas’ public schools to a proposal that would allow parents of academically struggling students to use state dollars to pay for private schooling.…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas expects to receive significantly fewer doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in the next few weeks, state health officials said Wednesday. The state estimates it will receive 5,000…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said today it has issued more than 156 million payments as part of President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief plan, including 25 million payments that were primarily to Social Security…

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Coronavirus lockdowns last year shifted some anti-Semitic hatred online, where conspiracy theories blaming Jews for the pandemic’s medical and economic devastation abounded, Israeli researchers reported Wednesday. That’s raised concerns about…

The county is easing virus restrictions by partially reopening senior centers and formally adopting a “recommended” rather than “mandated” mask policy. Discussion on the mask issue linked back to recent decisions at the state level,…

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Tuesday made the state the first to ban gender confirming treatments and surgery for transgender youth, enacting the prohibition over the governor’s objections. The Republican-controlled House and…

After missing out last year, area students will have a chance to hear from an author and illustrator next week. The Author Visit Program returns Monday and Tuesday, bringing author and illustrator Henry Cole back…

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a powerful new tool, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has fresh options for potentially advancing President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package  and other priorities past Republican obstruction in the 50-50 split Senate.…

Spring is arriving in Allen County, as trees flower and everything starts to turn green. The evidence can be seen as you look out of John Brown’s Cave on the Lehigh Trail System on Tuesday.…

TOPEKA — A new Senate plan would redirect a portion of federal COVID-19 aid from the state and counties to small businesses impacted by public health orders during the pandemic. The bipartisan compromise between Sen.…