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SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — The family of an 11-year-old Black girl who was injured in what they say was a racially-motivated attack in Kansas said Thursday it is important to talk to children about racism.…

TOPEKA — Democratic congressional candidate Kali Barnett is convinced Congress must pass a new COVID-19 stimulus bill for struggling businesses and the millions of unemployed people despite cringeworthy accumulation of trillions of dollars in federal…

TOPEKA — The six Republicans on the State Finance Council derailed Thursday a recommendation from Gov. Laura Kelly to seek $400 weekly in supplemental unemployment insurance for people out of work due to COVID-19. Kelly…

TOPEKA — Lack of Kansas-specific knowledge about growing hemp and modest opportunity to market the plant’s fiber for manufacturing and grain for flour are limiting financial return for Kansas farmers working with the alternative crop,…

Kansans receiving unemployment benefits due to job loss caused by COVID-19 should soon receive much-needed support in the form of up to $400 in additional payments from a federal unemployment program. The program temporarily provides…

LAWRENCE, Kansas — When school buildings across Kansas shut down in March, parents and students had to adjust to shorter class times, Zoom sessions and take-home packets. Meanwhile, families in the foster care system faced…

TOPEKA — Kansas Sen. Julie Lynn announced Tuesday she will retire from the Legislature to care for her ailing sister, and asked to remove her name from the November ballot. The Olathe Republican has served…

EUREKA, Kan. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy is the fifth suspect to be arrested in the killing of a 78-year-old man at his home in the southeast Kansas town of Eureka, the Kansas Bureau of…

Off-campus gatherings of young adults appear to have contributed to an increase in positive cases of COVID-19, officials with Pittsburg State University and the Crawford County Health Department announced at a news briefing on Wednesday.…

TOPEKA, Kansas — As many as 40 million Americans — including 357,000 Kansans — face the risk of eviction in the next several months. An enhanced federal unemployment benefit of $600 a week that expired…