State News

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is recalling hundreds of vehicle license plates on the streets containing the “JAP” lettering in the wake of complaints that it is an ethnic slur offensive to Japanese Americans. The…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center says an African painted dog has died after another dog attacked her. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the dog, named Annie, had been brought to…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A winter snowstorm has closed several universities and school districts in Kansas as crews work to clear the roads. The National Weather Service says the storm dumped from 2 to 14…

GREENSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A southcentral Kansas town that was nearly wiped out by a massive tornado in May 2007 has added a new sculpture to a park that stands on the grounds of its…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The incoming Kansas governor will face a large task dealing with a struggling child welfare system recently hit with a class-action lawsuit alleging conditions were so poor that children suffered mentally…

More than 17,000 government employees in Kansas now have paid parental leave, under an executive order signed Wednesday by Gov. Jeff Colyer. The order creates a policy that all state employees under the governor’s jurisdiction…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two groups of local Democratic activists are meeting next week to fill the Kansas Senate seats previously held by Gov.-elect Laura Kelly and Lt. Gov.-elect Lynn Rogers. Precinct committee members of…

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has cleared the way for a grand jury investigation of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s handling of voter registrations before the 2016 election. The Lawrence Journal-World…

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor is planning to resign, saying the sheriff has been acting like a “bully” since he was acquitted of a misdemeanor for allegedly slapping a handcuffed man. The…

They say it takes one to know one. As Kansas governor-elect Laura Kelly soon will be, former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius was a Democrat leading the state while Republicans controlled the Legislature. Jim McLean of the…