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It wouldn’t be Kansas without wild weather swings every now and again. A powerful cold front proved such a case Tuesday. The National Weather Service reported the temperature in Salina at 3 p.m. was at…

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas will offer voluntary buyout packages to some faculty members as it grapples with financial losses from the coronavirus pandemic. Chancellor Douglas Girod has said the university faces…

The iced tea is flowing, and the women of Parsons High School’s class of 1969 are on a roll. A handful of them are circled up at a table in the increasingly crowded fellowship hall…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas counties “shouldn’t feel pressure” to loosen restrictions if they aren’t seeing a decline in new coronavirus cases or new hospitalizations, Gov. Laura Kelly said Monday, with cases increasing faster in…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Lansing Correctional Facility is the largest single source of Kansas coronavirus cases, followed by the Tyson Foods meatpacking plant near Garden City, a public health document shows. The Kansas City Star,…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins spent $400,000 in taxpayer-funded communications during a six-month period amid a Republican primary challenge — nearly twice the total spent by the state’s other three representatives, a…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka is requiring its 285 non-union employees to take five unpaid days off to help cut the city’s costs in the wake of financial struggles tied to the coronavirus pandemic. The…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas education officials are preparing to reopen the state’s schools in the fall but acknowledged that the coronavirus pandemic will force widespread changes. “We want Kansans to know that we will…

WICHITA (AP) — A Kansas technical school canceled plans for Ivanka Trump to give a virtual commencement speech to graduates because of criticism of President Donald Trump’s response to protests over the death of George…

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — After failing to convince lawmakers to change the state’s gambling laws, the owner of a long-closed Kansas horse and dog racing track is selling the property. The Unified Government of…