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YATES CENTER — An Independence man with a lengthy criminal history that includes multiple shootings and police chases was arrested Thursday after a frenzied search by air and foot.  Benjamin Whitaker, age 20, is in…

TOPEKA — Rep. Boog Highberger took his jacket off before addressing colleagues Thursday on the House floor. “Don’t we have any rules around here?” he asked. The Lawrence Democrat was trying to make a point…

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, launching the start of the former president’s trial on a charge of incitement…

The uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic means lawmakers must hurry through their key priorities in case the legislative session is abruptly disrupted. Local legislators — Sen. Caryn Tyson of Parker, Rep. Kent Thompson of LaHarpe…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep in the deadliest coronavirus wave and facing worrisome new strains, President Joe Biden will initiate a national COVID-19 strategy to ramp up vaccinations and testing, reopen schools and businesses and increase…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, lowering claims to 900,000, still a historically high level that points to further job cuts in a raging pandemic. The Labor Department’s report Thursday…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stop. Stabilize. Then move — but in a vastly different direction.  President Joe Biden is pledging a new path for the nation after Donald Trump’s four years in office. That starts with…

New energy infrastructure may be coming to Allen County. During this week’s commission meeting, Carl Husling of Ameren Transmission was on-hand to discuss developing systems for more efficiently and cheaply delivering renewable wind energy to…

(TNS) — While millions wait for a lifesaving shot, the U.S. death count from COVID-19 continues to soar upward with horrifying speed. On Tuesday, the last full day of Donald Trump’s presidency, the death toll…

Is there such a thing as too many books? Not according to Lara Veerkamp, proprietor of Iola’s new bookstore located in the old Sophisticated Rose building, which is currently celebrating its “soft” grand opening. Called…