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Commissioner returns for wind farm debate ERIE — A Neosho County commissioner decided not to resign as the county continues to debate a contentious wind farm project, The Chanute Tribune reported. With the full three-member…

NIOTAZE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed when a pickup truck rear-ended a farm tractor in southeast Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the victim as 67-year-old Kenneth Sullivan, of Havana. He…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ new Democratic governor on Tuesday reinstated a ban on anti-LGBT bias in state agencies’ employment decisions that a Republican predecessor had repealed, and she also expanded the policy to cover…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — New Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly is expected to make a pitch to the Republican-dominated Kansas Legislature for boosting spending on public schools and expanding Medicaid. Kelly was scheduled to deliver her…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ new Democratic governor called Monday for the state to “forge a new chapter” of bipartisanship, arguing as she took office that the Statehouse had lost the “spirit of neighbor-helping-neighbor” under…

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Utility officials say it may take until Thursday to finish restoring power in the Kansas City area after last week’s winter blast and forecasts for more bad weather won’t help.…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrat Laura Kelly’s top priorities as Kansas’ new governor arise from her work as a state lawmaker and a decade as one of the Legislature’s key players on budget issues. Kelly,…

When Kansas State University Professor Sunanda Dissanayake and other researchers studied traffic fatalities in Kansas, they expected to find that more people had died on the roads. After all, the state had increased speed limits…

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tens of thousands remain without power and dozens of schools have canceled classes after a deadly winter blast. The storm hit the Midwest and mid-Atlantic region Friday, dumping more than…

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The operators of a Kansas water park where a 10-year-old boy was decapitated aren’t saying whether the attraction will open for the upcoming season. Schlitterbahn spokes-woman Winter Prosapio said Friday…