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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas businessman Bob Hamilton on Monday announced he’s running as a Republican for U.S. Senate. Hamilton threw his  name in the ring to be the Kansas Republican nominee for retiring…

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas nursing home chain linked to a coronavirus death in the Kansas City area has reported that 18 staffers and residents tested positive for the virus at another facility.…

TONGANOXIE, Kan. (AP) — An eastern Kansas school district is suspending its grab-and-go sack lunch program for a week after a worker with the district’s drive-thu program tested positive for the coronavirus. The Tonganoxie school…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — All 2.9 million Kansas residents were under a stay-at-home order today imposed by Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly as the numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases and COVID-19-related deaths continue to grow. Kansas…

Kansas residents will be asked to stay home starting at 12:01 a.m. Monday. Gov. Laura Kelly issued the stay-at-home order at a news conference Saturday. She said residents are encouraged to stay home unless getting…

Bourbon County became the latest in Kansas to direct residents to stay at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The order was announced Thursday by Public Health Officer Rebecca Johnson. In Bourbon County, three cases…

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman has been charged with fatally shooting a man as they met in the parking lot of a Kansas City police station to exchange children. Twenty-seven-year-old Deshonia Diamond is…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The number of jobless workers in Kansas who filed initial unemployment claims last week was 12 times as high as it was the week before as measures to control the spread…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials are looking for extra hospital beds, releasing jail inmates and bracing for a slump in state tax collections as they add farmers’ and ranchers’ springtime practice of burning pastures…

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 30-year-old Garden City man died at a Tyson Fresh Meats plant in western Kansas, authorities said. Kendrick Gregory was doing maintenance work on an assembly line early Monday at…