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Former Kansas Senate President Dick Bond has died

By Jim McLean TOPEKA, Kansas — Richard “Dick” Bond, a Republican former president of the Kansas Senate who later broke with the party as it grew more conservative, died Thursday.

By Jim McLean TOPEKA, Kansas — Richard “Dick” Bond, a Republican former president of the Kansas Senate who later broke with the party as it grew more conservative, died Thursday.


State Board of Education rejects Gov. Kelly’s suggested delay to the start of school year

By Stephan Bisaha WICHITA, Kansas — Kansas’ elementary, middle and high schools will reopen for in-person instruction in August, despite Gov. Laura Kelly’s push to delay the 2020-21 school year

By Stephan Bisaha WICHITA, Kansas — Kansas’ elementary, middle and high schools will reopen for in-person instruction in August, despite Gov. Laura Kelly’s push to delay the 2020-21 school year







Kansas labor secretary resigns after slow rollout of pandemic unemployment benefits

By Jim McLean TOPEKA, Kansas — The head of the agency that’s overseeing Kansas’ response to historic unemployment rates during the coronavirus pandemic resigned Monday. Governor Laura Kelly said in

By Jim McLean TOPEKA, Kansas — The head of the agency that’s overseeing Kansas’ response to historic unemployment rates during the coronavirus pandemic resigned Monday. Governor Laura Kelly said in


In Kansas, an underfunded mental health system relies on police for help

By Nomin Ujiyediin LAWRENCE, Kansas — Activists and citizens in Kansas communities from Dodge City to the Kansas City suburbs are reconsidering the involvement of police in their communities —

By Nomin Ujiyediin LAWRENCE, Kansas — Activists and citizens in Kansas communities from Dodge City to the Kansas City suburbs are reconsidering the involvement of police in their communities —



Kansas protests give new energy to push for policing changes

By Nomin Ujiyediin As demonstrations against police brutality and racism have rocked the world, some Kansans have protested in hopes of pushing reforms at home. Since Memorial Day, thousands of

By Nomin Ujiyediin As demonstrations against police brutality and racism have rocked the world, some Kansans have protested in hopes of pushing reforms at home. Since Memorial Day, thousands of


Money, health and loneliness: Kansans share how COVID-19 has remade their lives in new poll

By Scott Canon and Celia Llopis-Jepsen LAWRENCE, Kansas — A full two-thirds of Kansans say they don’t personally know someone who’s been infected with the coronavirus. Yet an overwhelming number

By Scott Canon and Celia Llopis-Jepsen LAWRENCE, Kansas — A full two-thirds of Kansans say they don’t personally know someone who’s been infected with the coronavirus. Yet an overwhelming number



Federal paycheck loans can be the difference between collapse, survival for Kansas small businesses

By Jim McLean TOPEKA, Kansas — Pharmaceutical companies and large hotel chains snatched up emergency COVID-19 federal loans meant for businesses typically with 500 or fewer employees. In Kansas, however,

By Jim McLean TOPEKA, Kansas — Pharmaceutical companies and large hotel chains snatched up emergency COVID-19 federal loans meant for businesses typically with 500 or fewer employees. In Kansas, however,