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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Part of a Kansas prison was placed on lockdown Wednesday night after a riot in which windows were broken and two staff members and one inmate were hurt. The Kansas Department…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is no longer shielding renters and homeowners who are financially strapped because of the coronavirus pandemic from being evicted or having lenders foreclose on their mortgages. Kelly…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ Republican attorney general plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the state to require new voters to provide papers documenting their citizenship when registering.  Attorney General Derek Schmidt…

COVID-19 cases in Kansas have exceeded 10,000 as of Monday’s report by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.  Recorded deaths from the virus are 217 with 862 hospitalizations.  The majority of the new cases…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly said Monday that a team she appointed to help plan for the state’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will begin discussing this week how to spend $1.25…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday vowed tough conversations and action aimed at combating systemic racism in Kansas institutions in response to what she called the “tragic murder” of George Floyd in…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas election officials are receiving mail ballot applications at a historic rate, already exceeding just five months into the year the total number from the last general election in 2016. Figures from…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s top public health administrator acknowledged Friday that he would have preferred that she not lift statewide coronavirus restrictions on businesses and said local officials shouldn’t allow bars…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The mayor of Kansas’ largest city is upset that his local county commissioners have eased coronavirus restrictions so bars and nightclubs can reopen. Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple said he wishes cities…