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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Anti-abortion leaders are promising to pursue a change in the Kansas Constitution if the state’s highest court rules that the document protects abortion rights. Several hundred abortion opponents rallied Tuesday inside…

 Teachers fleeing the state? Promises to schools broken time and again? Here’s some context for the statements you heard about Kansas education Wednesday night — both in Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s State of the State…

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas goes further than any other state in limiting state and local agencies from influencing policy about food nutrition labels and portion sizes, according to a recent study. A study…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A key part of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s proposed budget dealing with pensions appears doomed, creating potential trouble for her efforts to boost spending on public schools and expand the state’s…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The future of a much-criticized database that checks if voters are illegally registered in multiple states is up in the air after its patron, Kris Kobach, lost the Kansas race for…

A Marion County judge on Friday appointed a receiver to run Hillsboro Community Hospital after its lender moved to foreclose on the 15-bed facility earlier this month. The judge found that “immediate and irreparable harm…

BOSTON (AP) — Bitter cold is setting in after a major winter storm blanketed a wide swath of the country in snow, sleet and rain this weekend, creating dangerously icy conditions that promise to complicate…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly outlined a proposed budget Thursday that would commit Kansas to higher spending on public schools, expand its Medicaid health insurance program — and cut the state’s annual…

He’ll cringe when he reads this but, Republican U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran is part of “the resistance.” Not always in obvious ways. Moreover, not in ways that come close to comforting those who view President…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — New Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly told Kansas legislators Wednesday that the state faces an emergency in its child welfare system and is “completely unprepared” for the next national economic downturn. Kelly…