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Kansas AG: Local officials can opt out of school mask order


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Republican attorney general said Thursday that he believes both counties and local school districts can exempt themselves from the Democratic governor's coronavirus-inspired order requiring schools to have staff and students wear masks.

Gov. Laura Kelly replied in a scathing statement that Attorney General Derek Schmidt is wrong and that he and fellow Republicans have "only created more hurdles and uncertainty" during the pandemic. Schmidt's comments in an Associated Press interview represented the latest instance in which a Republican has undercut an action by...

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