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In-person voting begins in Kansas with short wait times

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Early in-person voting began Wednesday in several Kansas counties, with election officials reporting heavier than usual turnout but relatively short wait times to cast a ballot. Election offices across the state also...

 

More voting options, fewer polling sites planned in Kansas

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas voters will have more options this year to cast their ballot, easing the pressure on fewer available in-person polling sites on Election Day amid pandemic concerns that have closed traditional voting locations in...

 

Kansas to get 870K COVID-19 tests, sets hospitalization mark

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas expects to receive 870,000 rapid COVID-19 tests from the federal government over the next three months to boost testing in potential hot spots, Gov. Laura Kelly said Monday. Kelly made the announcement as the state saw a...

 

Lawsuit: Kansas woman posed no danger when deputy killed her

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman who was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy after refusing to pull over was unarmed and posed no danger to him or the public, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. The court filing paints a...

 

1,500 mail ballots arrived too late to count in Kansas

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — More than 1,500 Kansans did not have their votes counted in the August primary because their mail ballots arrived too late, but many of them were uncounted because voters didn't mail them on time, election data shows. A...

 

Kansas court hears arguments over "wrongful birth" law

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court seemed worried Wednesday about the proper roles of the Legislature and courts as it wrestled with whether a state statute that prohibits lawsuits based on "wrongful birth" claims is...

 

ACLU drops lawsuit alleging agency's retaliatory complaint

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas on Monday dropped its lawsuit that accused a former lawyer for the state utilities regulating agency of filing a baseless, retaliatory complaint against two environmental...

 

Defense seeks leniency for 'Satanist' soldier in bomb plot

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A former Army infantry soldier described by prosecutors as a Satanist who hoped to overthrow the U.S. government endured a lifetime of victimization, isolation and trauma that led him to become involved with online...

 

Filing: Kansas prof's prosecution criminalizes job disputes

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The prosecution of a Kansas researcher ensnared in a U.S. government crackdown on Chinese economic espionage and trade secret theft opens the door to criminalizing workplace disagreements, his attorneys argued Friday in a...

 

Kansas counties with mask mandate show steep COVID-19 drop

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas counties that have mask mandates in place have seen a rapid drop in cases, while counties that only recommend their use have seen no decrease in cases, the state's top health official said Wednesday. Dr. Lee Norman,...

 

Agency probed abuse reports months before Kansas girl slain

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas child welfare agency determined Friday that a 3-year-old girl whose battered body was found this month died as the result of child abuse, a belated finding that comes months after the agency first received reports...

 

Kansas agency balks at releasing records for slain child

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' child welfare agency balked at releasing records about a 3-year-old girl whose battered body was found this month, despite a 2018 law that aimed to make such documents more transparent. That law says Kansas...

 

Federal operation in Kansas City targets violent crime

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A massive federal operation underway in Kansas City, Missouri, that targets violent crime has been largely welcomed by local and state officials, while some civil rights organizations are strongly opposed to having federal...

 

Suit moving forward against Kansas officer in hoax call case

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A judge on Friday ruled that a lawsuit can move forward against a Wichita police officer who fatally shot an innocent man in 2017 while responding to a hoax emergency call stemming from a dispute between two online...

 

Major railroad expansion tearing up Flint Hills in Kansas

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — More than a century after the arrival of the railroads to the Flint Hills of Kansas, a large-scale track expansion is tearing up a scenic stretch in some of the last remaining tallgrass prairie left in the nation. The...

 

US farmers leaning more heavily on government loan programs

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Farmers across the nation leaned more heavily upon the federal government last year to finance their agricultural operations amid low commodity prices and trade disputes, and more of the money they borrowed is now delinque...

 
 By Roxana Hegeman    Regional    May 6, 2020

11 attorneys general seek probe into meatpacking industry

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The attorneys general for 11 Midwestern states urged the Justice Department on Tuesday to pursue a federal investigation into market concentration and potential price fixing by meatpackers in the cattle industry during...

 
 By Roxana Hegeman    Regional    May 3, 2020

Report: Kansas law enforcement seized $3.35M in property

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas law enforcement agencies seized more than $3.35 million in property during a six-month period last year, disproportionately from young black and Hispanic male drivers. Counties reporting significant currency...

 

Court: Kansas can't require voters to show citizenship proof

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Kansas can't require voters to show proof of citizenship when they register, dealing a blow to efforts by Republicans in several states who have pursued restrictive...

 

Kansas governor, churches reach deal on COVID-19 lawsuit

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said she has reached a deal that could resolve a lawsuit brought by two churches challenging her order banning religious gatherings of more than 10 people to help slow the spread of the...

 

Kansas governor, churches reach deal on COVID-19 lawsuit

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said she has reached a deal that could resolve a lawsuit brought by two churches challenging her order banning religious gatherings of more than 10 people to help slow the spread of the...

 

Kansas' high court weighs virus limits on religious services

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — An attorney for Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly told the state Supreme Court on Saturday that a Republican-dominated legislative panel exceeded its authority when it overturned the Democratic governor's executive order banning...

 

Kansas unemployment numbers don't show the full picture

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — When Denise Romero was laid off four weeks ago from her job as a waitress at a family-owned restaurant in Wichita, she had little choice but to scramble to find some other way to put food on the table amid the coronavirus...

 

4 die from the coronavirus at Kansas rehabilitation facility

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A rehabilitation facility in Kansas City, Kansas, where four people have died of COVID-19 is one of a few group living facilities in the state that's dealing with coronavirus outbreaks among their vulnerable residents. Health...

 

Kansas massage therapist accused of misconduct with athletes

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A massage therapist charged with a sex crime involving a girl also engaged in inappropriate behavior toward at least six female athletes at the University of Kansas, including unwanted touching during massages, school...

 

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