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TOPEKA — A top Republican lawmaker in Kansas said Wednesday that he’s concerned about President Joe Biden’s plan to resettle almost 500 Afghan evacuees in the state because he doesn’t know how well they’re being vetted.

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TOPEKA (AP) — A federal judge ordered Kansas on Wednesday to pay a total of $1.42 million to attorneys who succeeded in getting the federal courts to strike down a state law requiring new voters to show papers documenting their U.S. citizenship when registering.

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The Kansas Attorney General’s Office is seeking outside legal help to investigate huge spikes in natural gas prices this winter, signaling the state could consider suing over the disaster.

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Cowley County Sheriff David Falletti was a rookie KBI agent in western Kansas 20 years ago when terrorists hijacked four planes and killed nearly 3,000 people on American soil.

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TOPEKA – Youth have entered 2,001 animals in the 89th Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS), which is Oct. 1-3 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. A total of 804 exhibitors have entered 166 market steers, 380 breeding heifers, 232 market hogs, 268 breeding gilts, 303 market lambs, 3…

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TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt signaled Friday that he’s likely to join other Republican state officials in challenging President Joe Biden’s new requirements for as many as 100 million Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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The Walnut Valley Quilters Guild will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Cornerstone Bible Fellowship Church, 3725 E. Ninth Ave., Winfield. The meeting is open to members and guests.

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TOPEKA (AP) — A top Kansas Department of Labor official isn’t disputing a legislative audit’s finding that hiring hundreds of workers during the coronavirus pandemic didn’t appear to result in the agency answering more calls from unemployed workers seeking benefits.

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TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas is moving slowly to spend the latest round of COVID-19 aid, and one town turned down its share because city officials decided it’s not needed.

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Cowley County commissioners tabled an action to approve a project agreement with KDOT for replacement of the Hackney bridge at their Tuesday meeting so they have time to decide whether it is better to stay with a $150,000 grant they already have or go with a $1 million grant they were just a…

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Kansas officials plan to allocate $50 million in federal COVID-19 aid to boost the salaries of registered nurses and other frontline workers at understaffed hospitals.

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Sheena Mooney has spent the past year without a job or a safety net, living in her orange Nissan Xterra in a trailer park a few miles from Washburn.

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Cattle producers for 35 years have been bankrolling one of the nation's most iconic marketing campaigns, but now many want to end the program that created the "Beef. It's What's for Dinner" slogan.

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BELLE PLAINE (AP) — A privately run maximum security federal prison in Kansas is dangerous and should be shut down when its contract expires at the end of this year, civil rights advocates and federal public defenders urged the White House in a letter.

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Kansas will soon release more information on school COVID-19 outbreaks and youth vaccination rates as many districts begin the year without masks, Gov. Laura Kelly announced Wednesday.

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The number of telephone calls from out-of-state women seeking abortion services surged at the Trust Women clinic in Wichita following implementation of a Texas law prohibiting the procedure in most instances after six weeks of pregnancy.

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