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HAYS — Kyle Carlin understands first-hand how hard a mental health crisis can hit in rural Kansas. He dealt with depression starting as a teenager. It eventually led him to attempt suicide. But he didn’t…

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The only school district in Johnson County that doesn’t require masks for all students is reporting a higher COVID-19 infection rate among students than other districts in the county, health officials…

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas gamer whose online dispute with another player sparked a deadly hoax call will have to face a jury after violating the terms of a diversion deal he made…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A software company urged Kansas to uprade its computer system for handling claims for unemployment benefits but the state didn’t heed that advice five years before a flood of fraudulent claims…

TOPEKA — A prominent anti-vaccination group has planned a “freedom rally” for today in Lenexa with the sponsorship of a nursing agency, midwifery, dental office, chiropractors, pharmacies and businesses that promote the healing properties of…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas schools are seeing a growing number of COVID-19 outbreaks, and school-aged children are getting infected more frequently than any other age group. The state Department of Health and Environment’s latest…

A motorcyclist was killed after he collided with a law enforcement vehicle responding to an accident Thursday. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported Karl R. Sturm, Republic, Mo., was eastbound on U.S. 400, north of Fall…

TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly is urging a new COVID-19 school safety workgroup to focus on policies that will not only keep Kansas children and staff healthy but in the classroom, after hundreds of infections…

WICHITA, Kansas — Armstrong Drees could have gone to kindergarten last year. He didn’t. His mom, Lindsay, worried about COVID-19 outbreaks, particularly before a vaccine was available for the adults and teens around him. She…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge is allowing the state to keep enforcing a new election law and is expressing strong doubts about arguments that it hinders efforts to register and educate voters. Shawnee…