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Kansas Community College Football Now Has Its Own Stars, Netflix Series And Scandals

By Stephan Bisaha - Kansas News Service Kansas junior college football plays in the big time these days. The Jayhawk Community College Conference made a key...

Kansas Conservative Kris Kobach Is Back And Running For The U.S. Senate

By Stephen Koranda - Kansas News Service LEAVENWORTH, Kansas — Republican former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach announced Monday that he’s running for the...

New Crop, Old Problems: Record Rain Hurting Kansas’ First Try At Growing Hemp

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service PLEVNA, Kansas — P.J. Sneed walks through his small greenhouse in central Kansas checking on rows and rows...

Vaccine Opposition Isn’t Why Many Thousands Of Kansans Miss Out On Shots

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service Oklahoma, Missouri, Colorado. The national measles outbreak — numbering more than 1,000 cases so far — hasn't hit Kansas...

Kansas Saves More Than Anyone From Mitigating Disasters

By Stephen Koranda - Kansas News Service Build higher, build stronger — it pays off big in Kansas. Disaster mitigation investments in Kansas yielded more savings...

Pumping Iron Instead Of Gas, A Small Kansas Town Gets Healthy In An Old Filling Station

By Stephan Bisaha - Kansas News Service It’s what you’d expect in a small gym. Treadmills. Squat rack. Elliptical machine. But 54 Fitness, located in the...

Kansas Poised To Use Private Prisons: ‘We’re Out Of Options’

By Nomin Ujiyediin - Kansas News Service/KCUR The state spending review panel is freeing up some of the money the Kansas Department of Corrections asked...

Kansas County Showing What Wind Farms Haven’t Seen Much Before: Local Opposition

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service/KMUW Standing near the corner of his property in southeastern Reno County, Nick Egli looked east and pointed to...

Why Kansas Cops Don’t Want To Legalize Marijuana — Medical Or Otherwise

By Nomin Ujiyediin - Kansas News Service When it comes to marijuana, Kansas is a red state in an increasingly green country. Three of its neighbors...

With Prisons Overflowing, Kansas Considers Outsourcing To Counties And Private Outfits

By Nomin Ujiyediin - Kansas News Service Kansas may soon turn to private contractors to take the overflow from its crowded prisons, raising questions about...

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What A Pending Football Game Says About COVID-19, The Fate Of Small Colleges And The Towns They Keep Alive

By Frank Morris - Kansas News Service There’s a lot riding on a Kickoff set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. The Sterling College Warriors are...

Governor Laura Kelly Visits Kansas State University Biosecurity Research Institute

Governor Laura Kelly today toured the Kansas State University Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) to learn more about its work fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, including...

Kansas’ U.S. Senate Race Is Set As Marshall Beats Kobach For GOP Nod; Watkins Out In 2nd District

TOPEKA, Kansas — Kansas’ biggest race of the evening was one of the first to be decided: U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall secured the Republican...

Kansas Total Tax Collections $484.6 Million Ahead of July of Last Fiscal Year

TOPEKA—The State of Kansas starts Fiscal Year 2021 by surpassing its total tax-only collections by $484.6 million compared to July of last fiscal year....

AG Derek Schmidt Urges Federal Action To Increase Access, Affordability For Remdesivir

TOPEKA – (August 4, 2020) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today urged federal agencies to exercise special legal authority to increase the availability...

Kansas News Service

What A Pending Football Game Says About COVID-19, The Fate Of Small Colleges And The Towns They Keep Alive

By Frank Morris - Kansas News Service There’s a lot riding on a Kickoff set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. The Sterling College Warriors are...

Kansas’ U.S. Senate Race Is Set As Marshall Beats Kobach For GOP Nod; Watkins Out In 2nd District

TOPEKA, Kansas — Kansas’ biggest race of the evening was one of the first to be decided: U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall secured the Republican...

Feds Say Filth, Hazards At Kansas Group Homes Put Foster Care Children At Risk

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service Kansas let foster care children live in group homes with broken windows, mold, exposed electrical wiring, trashed porches...

Kansas K-12 Districts Can Start Class On Time After State Board Rejects Governor’s Order To Delay

By Stephan Bisaha - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Kansas’ elementary, middle and high schools will reopen for in-person instruction in August, despite Gov. Laura...

Kansas Governor Says Masks Are Non-Negotiable In Schools And Pleads For Delaying Classes

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Students, teachers and staff members at K-12 schools in Kansas will wear masks, use hand sanitizer...