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The administration of Gov. Laura Kelly plans to seek federal approval for Kansas’ participation in a new unemployment benefit program created by an executive memorandum issued by President Donald Trump, state officials said Thursday. On…

Wichita’s middle and high school students should brace for at least nine more weeks of virtual learning. On Thursday, the Wichita Public Schools’ Board of Education voted 5-2 to start the school year with remote-only…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials on Wednesday reported the highest seven-day jump in new COVID-19 cases since the state confirmed its first positive case, albeit with a declining death rate. The state Department of…

EUREKA, Kan. (AP) — Two men and a 17-year-old male have been charged with murder in the death of a man in Eureka earlier this month, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday. The KBI…

Half a year into the pandemic, Kansas nursing homes still face uneven access to fast COVID-19 testing through the state’s patchwork of private labs and hospitals. And the prices they pay for it vary widely.…

LAWRENCE — Officials at Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health moved Wednesday to issue quarantine orders to 10 fraternities and sororities at the University of Kansas in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, and the…

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge in Washington halted the federal government’s planned Friday execution of a man who kidnapped, raped and killed a 10-year-old Kansas girl, saying the law requires the government to get a…

TOPEKA — Hundreds of police supporters gathered Tuesday afternoon outside the capital’s city hall to protest demands by Black Lives Matter. Standing in sweltering heat, they chanted “back the blue,” joined in prayer, sang “God…

TOPEKA — The Kansas director of emergency management said Tuesday state purchases of $64 million in personal protective equipment during the pandemic included substandard N95 respirator masks and bogus surgical gowns that were little more…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some Kansas schools might be able to play a truncated version of their fall season season in the spring under a plan that the Kansas High School Activities Association is considering.…