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Kansas governor bypasses lawmakers, creates child advocate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday created an independent office to review complaints against Kansas' foster care system and recommend changes in child welfare policies, a longtime goal of advocates for abused and neglected children....

 

Sexual assault cases spur protests on campuses across US

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Reported sexual assaults have sparked large protests on college campuses in at least seven states just weeks into the new school year, which advocates say reflects both a greater vulnerability among students who spent last schoo...

 

'Devious licks' videos of damage, thefts bedevil US schools

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kids across the U.S. are posting TikTok videos of themselves vandalizing school bathrooms and stealing soap dispensers and even turf from football fields, bedeviling school administrators seeking to contain the viral internet...

 

Lawmaker accused of kicking boy pleads guilty to 3 charges

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas legislator accused of kicking a high school student in the testicles pleaded guilty Monday to three lesser misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and was placed on a year's probation under a deal with the local...

 

Kansas pandemic response panel approves extra nurses' pay

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas hospitals will receive $50 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds for extra pay for nurses to keep them on the job but will be required to report monthly on how many nurses they've lost and why under a plan a state...

 

GOP group held 'war games' for state AGs before Trump loss

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An offshoot of the Republican Attorneys General Association that sent a robocall urging "patriots" to support then-President Donald Trump at the Jan. 6 rally that preceded the storming of the U.S. Capitol held a special "war...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    August 27, 2021

Kansas agency faces pressure to speed aid, prevent evictions

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A state agency is pushing to process hundreds of applications for coronavirus relief funds from Kansas renters facing eviction and their landlords after spending weeks this spring hiring and training more than 100 new employees...

 

Kansas can enforce COVID-inspired limits on officials' power

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — People who oppose mask requirements or restrictions on public gatherings imposed by Kansas counties can challenge them in court and obtain a ruling within 10 days — at least for now — because of a decision Tuesday by the...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    August 22, 2021

Legislative districts overpopulated in 4 Kansas urban areas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Population shifts left Kansas legislators in four urban areas with too many people in their districts and lawmakers from most rural areas with too few, according to new figures from the Legislature's research staff. The numbers...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    August 18, 2021

GOP claims Kansas governor is spending COVID funds illegally

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republican legislators in Kansas are accusing Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's administration of illegally spending at least $86 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds by not getting their approval first. Kelly's office on...

 

Kansas redistricting to focus on Democrat, cut rural clout

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Ten years of population shifts will boost the clout of the Kansas City and Wichita areas in Kansas politics and fuel a fight over redrawing the district of the only Democrat representing the state in Congress. The...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    August 11, 2021

Agreement commits Kansas to improving mental health services

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has committed to expanding mental health services to help move more than 600 people from adult care homes into their communities, advocates and state officials announced Tuesday. The promises to improve services over the...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    August 8, 2021

Kansas Rep. Davids contracts COVID-19 despite vaccination

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids tested positive Friday for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated against it and is in isolation at home. Davids said in a statement that she has had only mild symptoms from her breakthrough case. She said...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    August 8, 2021

More Kansas places requiring masks to control delta variant

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A small but growing number of places in Kansas are requiring people to wear masks indoors, and Gov. Laura Kelly took another stab Friday at persuading more of the state's residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The spread...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    August 8, 2021

Kansas lawmaker: Man pretending to be on team visiting homes

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas House member said Monday that someone has pretended to campaign for him door-to-door in his Kansas City district, prompting him to file a police report. Democratic state Rep. Aaron Coleman said he believes the "imposter...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    August 4, 2021

State lawmaker accused of kicking boy: Stress caused 'mania'

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas legislator accused of kicking a high school student in the testicles has surrendered his state substitute teacher's license and said Wednesday that "extreme" stress caused him to have "an isolated episode of mania with...

 

Kansas governor requiring masks for state workers, buildings

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday announced that she's imposing a mask mandate for Kansas state government workers and visitors to state buildings in the wake of a "self-inflicted" surge in new COVID-19 cases fueled by the...

 

Delta variant fills Kansas hospital beds with COVID patients

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A COVID-19 surge in Kansas fueled by the faster-spreading delta variant is filling up hospital beds in some areas. Four times as many patients with confirmed COVID-19 infections were hospitalized this week as were hospitalized...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    July 22, 2021

Kansas health system declining to take patient transfers

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A major Kansas health system is declining to admit patients from other hospitals because it has too few open beds with the faster-spreading delta variant wiping out recent months of progress for the state in containing...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    July 21, 2021

Kansas debate heats up over nursing homes' visitor rules

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Families and advocates for the elderly in Kansas argue that with most nursing home residents vaccinated against COVID-19, some facilities' visiting rules need to be relaxed, though the delta variant's spread is making operators...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    July 18, 2021

Kansas county: Schools should mandate masks for unvaccinated

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The health department in Kansas' most populous county urged its public schools Monday to require students and staff who aren't vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear masks indoors when classes resume for the fall. The Johnson...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    July 18, 2021

Ex-prosecutor who led USS Cole team running for Kansas AG

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A retired assistant U.S. attorney who once led the prosecution of the accused mastermind of the deadly 2000 bombing of the USS Cole is running for Kansas attorney general next year. Tony Mattivi on Monday launched his campaign f...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    July 14, 2021

GOP senator asks if 'human side' worsened unemployment fraud

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker questioned Tuesday whether Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's administration made unemployment fraud worse by not conducting adequate background checks on hundreds of people hired to help with a surge of claims...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    July 2, 2021

Kansas collected 9.3% surplus in taxes in 2021 budget year

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas reported Friday that tax collections for its just-concluded 2021 budget year were 9.3% more than anticipated, giving the state its healthiest cash reserves in more than 40 years as the U.S. economy recovers from...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    July 1, 2021

GOP congressmen assail Kansas governor over border security

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Republicans are trying to pull Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly into a national debate over border security as the GOP works to undercut her standing with voters ahead of her re-election bid next year. Republican U.S. Rep....

 

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