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Kansas hospitals seek help from nearby states, but the whole Midwest is struggling with a COVID surge

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen Hospitals in Colorado and Nebraska are calling Kansas in desperate search of beds for coronavirus patients. But Kansas hospitals are asking them for the same. November has brought

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen Hospitals in Colorado and Nebraska are calling Kansas in desperate search of beds for coronavirus patients. But Kansas hospitals are asking them for the same. November has brought




Republican gains in the Kansas legislature will affect vetoes, redistricting and more

By Stephen Koranda This week’s election set the stage for partisan fights in the Kansas Statehouse over things like redistricting, abortion, Medicaid expansion and pandemic-related aid. Democrats had hoped to

By Stephen Koranda This week’s election set the stage for partisan fights in the Kansas Statehouse over things like redistricting, abortion, Medicaid expansion and pandemic-related aid. Democrats had hoped to


Sharice Davids wins reelection in Kansas’ 3rd U.S. House District

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By Kansas News Service staff  Democrat Rep. Sharice Davids won her reelection bid for the Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District, keeping it blue for another two years after first flipping the

By Kansas News Service staff  Democrat Rep. Sharice Davids won her reelection bid for the Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District, keeping it blue for another two years after first flipping the


Marshall defeats Bollier to keep Kansas’ open U.S. Senate seat with GOP

By Jim McLean  Kansas Republican Congressman Roger Marshall is moving up to the U.S. Senate after surviving a challenge from Democrat Barbara Bollier in Tuesday’s election. The 60-year-old two-term congressman

By Jim McLean  Kansas Republican Congressman Roger Marshall is moving up to the U.S. Senate after surviving a challenge from Democrat Barbara Bollier in Tuesday’s election. The 60-year-old two-term congressman




A fear of the other party fuels culture war in Kansas’ U.S. Senate race

By Jim McLean EL DORADO, Kansas — The culture war issues that are polarizing national politics are also front and center in Kansas’ U.S. Senate contest: race, guns, abortion, climate change.

By Jim McLean EL DORADO, Kansas — The culture war issues that are polarizing national politics are also front and center in Kansas’ U.S. Senate contest: race, guns, abortion, climate change.


Kansas schools found more teachers, but the pandemic means they need even more

By Stephan Bisaha WICHITA, Kansas — Kansas’ teacher shortage finally shows signs of shrinking. But districts still can’t find enough educators to keep schools running under coronavirus safety demands. “We were

By Stephan Bisaha WICHITA, Kansas — Kansas’ teacher shortage finally shows signs of shrinking. But districts still can’t find enough educators to keep schools running under coronavirus safety demands. “We were


Clues from Kansans’ blood suggest COVID-19 pandemic could stick around for a long time

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen Perhaps two in every 50 Kansans have antibodies swimming in their bloodstream that show they’ve had COVID-19. That relatively low number — based on the assumption that blood donors reflect

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen Perhaps two in every 50 Kansans have antibodies swimming in their bloodstream that show they’ve had COVID-19. That relatively low number — based on the assumption that blood donors reflect


Trump and the economy start to define the race for Kansas’ U.S. Senate Seat

By Jim McLean TOPEKA, Kansas — It’s little surprise that the candidates for Kansas’ open U.S. Senate seat sharply disagree on taxes, trade, immigration and climate change. What’s unclear is who voters

By Jim McLean TOPEKA, Kansas — It’s little surprise that the candidates for Kansas’ open U.S. Senate seat sharply disagree on taxes, trade, immigration and climate change. What’s unclear is who voters


How the coronavirus altered the race for Kansas’ 3rd U.S. House District

By Aviva Okeson-Haberman With about six weeks before the election, you might see Republican Amanda Adkins’ team out knocking on doors in Johnson, Wyandotte or Miami counties. Democratic U.S. Rep.

By Aviva Okeson-Haberman With about six weeks before the election, you might see Republican Amanda Adkins’ team out knocking on doors in Johnson, Wyandotte or Miami counties. Democratic U.S. Rep.