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WICHITA, Kansas — The first of potentially several COVID-19 vaccines could get emergency approval by the end of the week. But that major milestone is just the beginning of the work for local and state…

TOPEKA — Kansas’ broadband czar says a new grant initiative will infuse tens of millions of dollars over the next decade into projects working to close the digital divide in underserved areas across Kansas. Stanley…

TOPEKA — Kansas joined 16 states Wednesday in calling for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a lawsuit brought by Texas that calls for a review of voting procedures in the 2020 general election in…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday imposed stronger coronavirus testing rules for several hundred state-licensed nursing homes that will have most of them testing their employees twice a week. The executive…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Bar owners in Kansas’ largest city are challenging rules designed to slow the spread of COVID-19, hoping to use the courts to overturn a mask mandate, limits on public gatherings and…

MANHATTAN — On Saturday, more than 400 Farm Bureau members of Kansas wrapped up business for their organization during a virtual session for Kansas Farm Bureau’s 102nd annual meeting. The policies adopted will now become…

TOPEKA — A pair of physicians said dangerous myths they’ve encountered during the COVID-19 pandemic include an assertion vaccines emerging to fight the virus made women sterile and manipulated a person’s genetic code. Doctors Kevin…

Republican legislative leaders will likely keep their sometimes combative relationship with Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly. Conservative Republicans maintained their grip on top jobs in the Kansas House and Senate in leadership elections on Tuesday.…

TOPEKA — Years working capital murder cases and appeals of the wrongfully convicted led criminal defense lawyer Cheryl Pilate to conclude the government’s willingness to order execution of men and women stood as a potent…

Two major regional hospital networks have announced they’ve raised their minimum wage to $15 an hour. Stormont Vail Health in Topeka said its wage hike, which affects nearly 900 of its more than 5,000 employees,…