State News

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A white county official in Kansas has resigned under pressure after saying at a meeting that he belongs to “the master race.” Louis Klemp said in the letter submitted Tuesday resigning…

The Kansas Legislature agreed to pay education nonprofit Teach For America more than $500,000 this year for a pilot program to recruit 12 teachers to the state. But the national organization only recruited three teachers…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The state of Kansas will pay $75,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that the Department of Children and Families failed to intervene to protect an 18-month-old girl who eventually died. The…

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Administrators at Haskell Indian Nations University underreported crime statistics for a two-year period and failed to follow internal policy when handling misconduct complaints, according a federal report. The inspector general of…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ attorney general proposed Friday that legislators strip the secretary of state’s office of its power to prosecute voter fraud cases, less than four years after lawmakers made conservative Republican Kris…

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University officials estimate that half of the Manhattan campus will be powered by wind by 2020. University officials announced on Tuesday a new agreement with Missouri-based Westar Energy, the…

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal lawsuit says foster children in Kansas are shuffled between homes and facilities so much that they can be essentially rendered homeless while in state custody. The Kansas City…

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has called on a white county official to resign after the official said at a public meeting that he belongs to “the master race.” (Leavenworth County Kansas…

If elections have consequences, the top-of-the-ticket win for Democrats in Kansas likely carries no more obvious upshot than the probable expansion of Medicaid in the state. After years of unyielding opposition from former Republican Gov.…

Seven Kansas school districts freed from some state rules now say getting that special status isn’t worth the effort. Those districts are part of the Kansas Department of Education’s “Coalition of Innovative School Districts” program…