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SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A beaten body found 34 years ago in a Kansas creek has been identified as a Los Angeles woman, authorities announced Tuesday. Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan said the woman, long…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley said Tuesday that he has tested negative for coronavirus. The Topeka Democrat took the test Friday after learning that House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. tested…

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kansas State University’s Extension Master Gardener program will be offered online this fall. Applications are being accepted until Aug. 27. The training class will begin Sept. 3 and run…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas filed a lawsuit Monday against top officials at the U.S. Department of Interior in an effort to block the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma from building a casino on land it…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two people were killed and another person injured in a late-night shooting at a Topeka mobile home park. Officers were called to the mobile home park around 10:15 p.m. Monday for…

TOPEKA — A near sweep by conservatives over moderates in several primary races this week sets up more conflict over the next two years between the Republican-led Legislature and Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. “There will…

TOPEKA — Bars and house parties are an antidote of choice among Kansans laboring with coronavirus frustration and willing to rub shoulders with friends or strangers. Lee Norman, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health…

There’s a lot riding on a kickoff set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. The Sterling College Warriors are scheduled to take on the McPherson College Bulldogs at home. If that familiar thud of shoe…

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, Kan. (AP) — A top Republican legislator in Kansas was hospitalized last month after testing positive for the novel coronavirus and didn’t disclose it to colleagues until this week. The state’s Democratic governor tested…