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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The Manhattan-Ogden school board plans to move to 100 percent wind energy for 20 years, beginning in 2021. The Manhattan Mercury reports Westar Energy offered several public entities a 20-year fixed…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is reporting it collected $2.5 million more in taxes than expected in November and extended its streak of better-than-anticipated figures to 18 consecutive months. It is the longest streak of…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — More than 1 million Kansas residents voted in the state’s general election earlier this month to set a record for a non-presidential year. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Friday…

Call it an end-of-the-year cleanup, or maybe an end-of-an-era cleanup. Allen County Regional Hospital’s board of trustees took on a series of housekeeping issues at a meeting Tuesday evening, but delved a little more in…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Nearly one-fourth of Kansas lawmakers began serving in the Legislature after they were appointed to fill vacancies, under a system used in just three states. Under the system, party officials choose…

Kansans can expect rising temperatures and more extreme flooding in the future, according to the latest National Climate Assessment. Kansas has always experienced severe weather events. But as average temperatures rise, due in part to…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is recalling hundreds of vehicle license plates on the streets containing the “JAP” lettering in the wake of complaints that it is an ethnic slur offensive to Japanese Americans. The…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center says an African painted dog has died after another dog attacked her. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the dog, named Annie, had been brought to…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A winter snowstorm has closed several universities and school districts in Kansas as crews work to clear the roads. The National Weather Service says the storm dumped from 2 to 14…

GREENSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A southcentral Kansas town that was nearly wiped out by a massive tornado in May 2007 has added a new sculpture to a park that stands on the grounds of its…