State News

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been charged with first-degree murder after a Kansas woman was shot to death during the weekend. Bri’yon E. Baker, 23, of Mount Boswell, Tennessee, was charged Monday…

WICHITA — Your natural gas bill is going to go up this winter. Natural gas prices run nearly double what they did a year ago and experts predict the increased prices to last at least…

A state agency is defending its blacking out of much of a report commissioned with tax dollars. It says it was accommodating a contractor that argued the redactions were needed to protect trade secrets. The…

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Inmates with mental health issues are waiting months to get the medication and treatment they need to be deemed competent to assist in their own defense because a state hospital is…

GIRARD, Kan. (AP) — A Crawford County jail inmate has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of another inmate, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Monday. Gavin P. Wood, 25, of Arma was…

TOPEKA — A new Kansas child care survey highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to stretch the thinning network of providers by exacerbating staff shortages, deepening financial challenges, and amplifying occupational stress and burnout. Child…

Incarcerating young Kansans is more costly and inhumane than providing community services, education and mentoring to keep them out of the juvenile justice system, according to a new report by a nonprofit pushing the state…

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ Republican secretary of state did not violate the state’s open records law by ordering the removal of an election database function that generates a statewide report showing which provisional…

HAYS — Matt Miller slowly walks backward into the middle of 5th Street in downtown Hays. The wall in front of him used to make up the plain, gray side of a local glass shop.…

TOPEKA — Members of a panel focused on telemedicine in the mental health arena are considering a study to outline costs to provide remote care to clarify and promote payment parity. During the COVID-19 pandemic,…