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MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is again calling for a statewide mask mandate as the coronavirus case count continues to climb in rural parts of the state that don’t require them. …

Rarely are lawmakers across the political spectrum so unified. And rarely do they act so rapidly. As we commemorate National Newspaper Week, I’ve been considering the question why America Needs Journalists. My thoughts seem to…

In the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, several newly unemployed residents sought out Rep. Kent Thompson. They needed help processing their unemployment claims. The Kansas Department of Labor’s antiquated computer system couldn’t keep up…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas have started pushing to give more of their colleagues a say in how the state manages protracted emergencies such as the coronavirus pandemic after months of conflict…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Racing the political clock, frustrated Democrats on Sunday searched for a way to force the Trump administration to continue briefing Congress in person about foreign attempts to interfere in the November election.…

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A retired music teacher would become the first openly transgender member of the conservative Kansas Legislature if she’s elected from a Democratic-leaning district she’s expected to win. Stephanie Byers, of…

TOPEKA, Kansas — Control of the Kansas Legislature could turn on dozens of down-ballot races in the Aug. 4 primary election, in which many of the contests, particularly for the Kansas Senate, pit conservative Republicans…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans in Congress are expected to meet today with President Donald Trump at the White House on the next COVID-19  aid package as the crisis many hoped would have improved has…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bill giving Kansas lawmakers some oversight of the state’s coronavirus response cleared the House on Wednesday night and is headed to the Senate. The Legislature convened for a special session…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans pushed a sweeping coronavirus measure  through the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature on Friday, aiming to shield businesses and health care providers from coronavirus-related lawsuits and take control of the state’s pandemic…