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TOPEKA — When retired U.S. Army Col. Lynn Rolf enlisted and went to war, the federal government made a promise it would take care of his medical needs. Rolf, who began his 31 years of…

TOPEKA — When Topeka resident Sue McKenna was 19, she became pregnant with a man she was sure she would marry. That was until she met his wife. McKenna, now 77, was unable to legally…

TOPEKA — The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday striking down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide resonates deeply in Kansas where a proposed constitutional amendment on the August ballot could set the…

WICHITA, Kansas — For more than a century, Kansas students have earned credits — and, after enough of them, a high school diploma — based on how much time they spend in a classroom. The…

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — An Olathe man has been sentenced for a 2018 hit-and-run crash that killed two people. Bradley Woodworth, 48, was sentenced Tuesday to 19½ years in prison after pleading guilty in February…

PLEASANTON, Kan. (AP) — A volunteer firefighter who was injured while fighting a blaze in Pleasanton earlier this week has died, officials said. Joshua Haynes, 35, was injured Monday during a fire at the Carpenter…

TOPEKA — The Kansas Supreme Court released full opinions Tuesday of decisions affirming constitutionality of new congressional and legislative district maps for use in the 2022 elections that concluded reliance on partisanship to gerrymander district…

TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly on Tuesday announced a $53 million program to deliver bonuses to 22,000 child care workers at licensed facilities in Kansas. Child care workers will receive a one-time payment between $750…

TOPEKA — COVID-19 vaccinations for kids as young as six months old began Tuesday across the country, and Kansas doctors say demand is already high. Last week, both Moderna and Pfizer received emergency use authorizations…

TOPEKA — As a deaf-blind interpreter in Spain, Ton Miras Neira found a need for more health workers focused on empowering and understanding underrepresented communities. So when Neira came to the United States in 2012,…