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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansans struggling to find work amid the coronavirus pandemic can receive unemployment for 13 more weeks. The Kansas Department of Labor announced Thursday that the state has qualified for a program…

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — More than a century after the arrival of the railroads to the Flint Hills of Kansas, a large-scale track expansion is tearing up a scenic stretch in some of the…

The number of positive coronavirus cases in Kansas increased to 12,059 Friday, as reported by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. That’s a 3% increase over Thursday’s total of 11,681. That number includes 254…

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Six people were killed and one was seriously injured in a fiery head-on crash on a northeast Kansas highway, authorities said. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened around…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Tuition will remain flat at the University of Kansas and Kansas State but will increase slightly this fall at the state’s other four public universities. The Kansas Board of Regents approved…

Colleges and universities in Kansas and Missouri are rolling out plans for the fall semester, which will look very different because of COVID-19. The University of Missouri-Kansas City plans to hold the majority of classes…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Health officials are reporting 41 cases of the coronavirus and one death linked to funeral services and visitations in Topeka’s Shawnee County. The positive cases include residents from five different counties,…

COUNCIL GROVE — Cornell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and 30 other schools owe at least part of their existence to land taken from Kansas’ indigenous people. In the 1800s, the U.S. government…

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by Kansas law enforcement was wanted in a Nebraska killing. Omaha, Nebraska, police identified the man killed Monday in Lawrence, Kansas, as 31-year-old Nicholas…

Highway to reopen when work shuts down for winter WELDA — Work to widen U.S. 169/59 between Welda and Garnett is aiming for a temporary reopening of the highway later this summer or fall when…