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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly called Tuesday for Kansas officials to stop distracting themselves with “wedge issues” in education, sharply rebuking a Republican-controlled Legislature pursuing policies catering to conservative parents unhappy with…

Students in SAFE BASE, the after-school program in USD 257, learned all about whale sharks as part of the annual Shark Week program. A school bus was decorated as a whale shark, the world’s largest…

About an inch of wet, heavy snow fell over Allen County overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. Temperatures were expected to remain cold before warming to the 50s Friday and Saturday, then drop again on…

Allen County will need to budget somewhere between 12-15% more for its health insurance costs in the coming year. Commissioners met with their insurance representative, Stephen Euston with Bukaty Companies of Leawood, on Tuesday morning…

Christmases will be brighter than ever in downtown Iola. City Council members agreed Monday to purchase additional winter decorations to adorn light poles along U.S. 54 and North State Street. A total of 59 fixtures…

A local recycling effort is getting a boost from Iola officials. City Council members approved Monday a pair of requests from Allen County Recycling, a local non-profit organization that takes in a number of recyclable…

TOPEKA — Lawmakers have begun evaluating legislation in an effort to fix years of built-up problems within the juvenile justice system. First up: A bill that could expand access to behavioral health treatment through crisis…

TOPEKA — A recently introduced bill would bring the abortion fight to the county and city level, allowing local government to limit access to reproductive health care. The latest in a series of attempts to…

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen sent a letter Tuesday to congressional leaders saying she’s suspending the reinvestment of some federal bonds in a government workers’ savings plan — an additional “extraordinary” measure…

WASHINGTON (AP) — In what would be a reversal, the Biden administration is poised to approve sending M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, U.S. officials said Tuesday, as international reluctance to send tanks to the battlefront…