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Permanent fence installed around Kansas governor's mansion

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Workers were installing a permanent metal fence Friday around the Kansas governor's mansion in Topeka as part of security upgrades at Cedar Crest. The upgrades come after a federal Department of Homeland Security assessment of...

 

Study: Texas bases lead Army posts in risk of sexual assault

WASHINGTON (AP) — Female soldiers at Army bases in Texas, Colorado, Kansas and Kentucky face a greater risk of sexual assault and harassment than those at other posts, accounting for more than a third of all active-duty Army women sexually...

 

Kansas prosecutor resigns posts amid misconduct allegations

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor accused of misleading juries in two cases has resigned from her positions in Bourbon and Allen counties, just weeks after a disciplinary panel recommended she be disbarred. The Topeka Capital-Journal...

 

Charges filed in accidental shooting death of 13-year-old

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged the owner of a gun found in a Topeka home by toddlers, who accidentally shot a 13-year-old girl with it. Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay filed charges of first-degree murder, aggravated...

 
 By ANITA SNOW    Regional    June 18, 2021

Western heat wave threatens health in vulnerable communities

PHOENIX (AP) — Extreme temperatures like the ones blistering the American West this week aren't just annoying, they're deadly. The record-breaking temperatures this week are a weather emergency, scientists and health care experts say, with heat...

 

Declaration of Juneteenth holiday sparks scramble in states

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Congress and President Joe Biden acted with unusual swiftness this week in approving Juneteenth as a national holiday. That shifted the battle to the states, where the holiday faces a far less enthusiastic response. Nearly...

 

Biden objects to raising gas tax to pay for infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House made clear Friday that President Joe Biden was opposed to letting the federal gasoline tax rise at the rate of inflation to help pay for an infrastructure package that a bipartisan group of 21 senators is trying...

 

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