State News

TOPEKA — Kansas officials said Friday the state is adopting federal guidelines for newly approved booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Thursday authorized booster shots made by Moderna…

Kansas universities are in a tight spot, stuck between federal COVID vaccine requirements and a Kansas law against using state funding for vaccine mandates. Hundreds of millions of federal dollars are on the line. The…

Kansas schools need mental health resources and continued precautions such as masking and testing, according to Wednesday’s Safer Classrooms Workgroup meeting. Marci Nielsen, chief COVID-19 coordination adviser to Gov. Laura Kelly, told the group the…

PITTSBURG — A free concert featuring Mark Hayes, an internationally known composer, conductor and concert pianist, will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts on the campus of Pittsburg…

TOPEKA — Shawnee County resident Katie Whisman’s testimony about failure of the state’s child support collection system to deliver more than $53,000 owed by her daughter’s father inspired a rousing assault by legislators on state…

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been charged with first-degree murder after a Kansas woman was shot to death during the weekend. Bri’yon E. Baker, 23, of Mount Boswell, Tennessee, was charged Monday…

WICHITA — Your natural gas bill is going to go up this winter. Natural gas prices run nearly double what they did a year ago and experts predict the increased prices to last at least…

A state agency is defending its blacking out of much of a report commissioned with tax dollars. It says it was accommodating a contractor that argued the redactions were needed to protect trade secrets. The…

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Inmates with mental health issues are waiting months to get the medication and treatment they need to be deemed competent to assist in their own defense because a state hospital is…

GIRARD, Kan. (AP) — A Crawford County jail inmate has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of another inmate, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Monday. Gavin P. Wood, 25, of Arma was…