State News

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds of people watched as streaming webcams captured a Sumatran tiger giving birth to four cubs in Topeka. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that their 8-year-old mother, named Jingga, immediately began nursing…

Few issues split Kansas politics like the Obama-era expansion of Medicaid. Unlike 33 other states, Kansas still has not expanded its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act.  Expanding Medicaid would pay for the health…

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses. The question now is whether a smaller version of the company that once towered…

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — Construction of a new taxiway and renovation of a runway at Atkinson Municipal Airport in Pittsburg are nearly complete. Airport manager Bill Pyle says the airport averages about 15 to 20…

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Groundbreaking for an expansion project at the Dodge City Boot Hill Museum is scheduled for Nov. 1. Plans are to construct a new 12,000-square-foot building to house nine new exhibits,…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Organizers of today’s Farm-City Days parade decided Friday night that they won’t stop Republican candidate Kris Kobach from having a replica machine gun on a jeep after initially objecting to a…

Kansas schools are still struggling to hire teachers. There are more than 600 vacant teaching positions in Kansas, nearly 100 more than in the fall of 2017. Special education and elementary positions have the largest number…

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A local GOP official has resigned his party post in Kansas after fellow Republicans condemned his social media attack saying a Native American congressional candidate will be “sent back packing to…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Democrat Laura Kelly accused Republican Kris Kobach of not being truthful when he claimed during a televised debate Tuesday that Kansas can save $377 million a year by cutting off benefits…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Democrat running to replace Kris Kobach as Kansas secretary of state is trying to get voters to repudiate the conservative Republican’s political legacy of tough voter identification laws, which Kobach…