State News

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — A county in western Kansas has paid more than $70,000 so far to a legal firm hired to defend an official who moved Dodge City’s only polling place to outside…

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — About three decades ago, a remarkable ecological comeback started in Lawrence, local eagle biologist Mike Watkins said. For decades, Kansas had not documented a nesting location for bald eagles within its…

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a New Year’s Eve reveler accidentally shot himself while preparing to fire a celebratory round in Kansas City, Kansas. Police Chief Terry Zeigler tweeted that the shooting happened…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Insurance Commissioner-elect Vicki Schmidt has picked a high-ranking Kansas Department of Transportation official to serve as her top deputy. Schmidt announced Wednesday that upon taking office, she will appoint Barbara Rankin…

The new year marks the start of numerous new state laws affecting a broad swath of life — from birth to marriage to death and, of course, taxes. Most take effect Tuesday. A look at…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita amassed more homicides in 2018 than in any year since 1995, in part because of an increase in self-defense killings. At least 43 people died by homicide in Wichita over…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge ruled Monday that Kansas cannot stop telemedicine abortions, thwarting the latest attempt by state lawmakers to prevent doctors from providing pregnancy-ending pills to women they see by remote video…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Lieutenant Gov.-elect Lynn Rogers says he’s encouraged that the Kansas House has formed a new Rural Revitalization Committee and looks forward to working with its Republican chairman. Rogers will lead…

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Over the past two years, the breadbasket of America has planted less and less wheat. Acres planted to wheat in 2017 and 2018 neared 100-year lows, with the 7.7 million wheat…

HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Dozens of drivers crashed or needed help after heavy snow and strong winds created treacherous whiteout conditions in western Kansas. Kansas Highway Patrol Lt. Stephen Larow says the agency responded to…