State News

TOPEKA — Vernon Mills has a strong message for school officials who are tired of fighting with angry community members over the benefits of making students and staff wear face coverings. The retired pediatrician from…

TOPEKA  — Republicans in the Kansas Statehouse announced Thursday that they have enough signatures from lawmakers to call the Legislature back into a special session this month to fight federal vaccine rules. The unprecedented move…

PECK, Kan. (AP) — A 19-year-old is getting ready to graduate from Washburn University’s School of Law in Topeka.  Braxton Moral’s parents have long known he was gifted. He skipped fourth grade and then took…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly dropped plans to take a rapid COVID-19 test Wednesday even though a state lawmaker who attended one of her public events tested positive. Kelly’s office issued a…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is facing a staffing shortage in its Department of Transportation that could slow the clearing of highways in winter storms, the agency said Tuesday. The department said it is about…

Federal wildlife officials have proposed listing the “dinosaurs of the turtle world” as a threatened species, citing habitat loss across much of their range.  Alligator snapping turtles have powerful jaws that come to a point…

WICHITA, Kansas — The Goddard school district has removed more than two dozen books from circulation in the district’s school libraries, citing national attention and challenges to the books elsewhere. The list of books includes…

TOPEKA — Senate President Ty Masterson says “motions are underway” to call a special session for Nov. 22 to address legislation dealing with COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The Republican from Andover on Tuesday unveiled proposals that…

Security camera footage, shell casings and a small but distinctive tattoo played pivotal roles in the arrest of a man suspected in at least six killings over the past two months in the St. Louis…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Many Kansas families would save hundreds of dollars a year under a proposal Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly outlined Monday to eliminate the state’s unusually high sales tax on groceries.  Kelly’s proposal,…