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Kansas governor seeks tuition freeze, calls state healthier

Jan. 11, 2022 22:17 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly called Tuesday for another freeze in tuition at Kansas colleges in a State of the State address that portrayed the state as booming economically and previewed what are likely to be major themes in her reelection campaign. The Democratic governor...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 31, 2021 15:09 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld...

Kansas governor breaks with Biden in appeal to GOP voters

Dec. 23, 2021 16:16 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly spent 18 months sparring with Kansas’ legislative Republicans over COVID-19 measures. In the early days of the pandemic she imposed and then extended a stay-at-home order, issued a brief statewide mask mandate and tried to limit in-person worship...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Dec. 14, 2021 07:11 AM EST

Kansas City Star. December 13, 2021. Editorial: Kansas Sen. Roger Marshall has nothing in common with his ‘boyhood hero’ Bob Dole In a Sunday morning appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Kansas Sen. Roger Marshall began by bowing to his “boyhood hero,”...

Dole honored in Kansas as tough but compassionate statesman

Dec. 11, 2021 21:31 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Fellow Kansans on Saturday celebrated Bob Dole as a tough but compassionate patriot shaped by small-town values, a strong partisan leader who could nevertheless work with political opponents, and a war hero who ultimately became “the greatest of the Greatest Generation.” ...

Dole: 'Genuine hero' paid war's price, triumphed in Senate

Dec. 10, 2021 17:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Dole was honored Friday at Washington National Cathedral and the World War II monument he helped create as top leaders from both parties saluted the longtime Kansas senator’s ability to practice bare-knuckle politics without compromising his civility. ...

Biden honors 'giant of our history' Bob Dole at US Capitol

Dec. 09, 2021 16:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Dole lay in state Thursday at the U.S. Capitol, as the president and others gathered to pay tribute to a “giant of our history” who served the country in war and in politics with pragmatism, self-deprecating wit and a bygone era's sense of common civility and compromise....

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Dec. 08, 2021 12:17 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Dec. 7 The Kansas City Star on Sen. Bob Dole and the spirit of compromise: Robert J. Dole — war hero, senator, presidential candidate, Kansan — has died, at the age of 98. ...

Dole honored with events in DC, his hometown, Kansas capital

Dec. 08, 2021 11:01 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Bob Dole will be honored Friday in a private memorial service attended by President Joe Biden as well as a public service at the World War II Memorial in Washington before the casket of the former presidential candidate and decorated soldier travels to Kansas for events in his...

Bidens honor Pearl Harbor's fallen in visit to WWII Memorial

Dec. 07, 2021 08:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Tuesday marked the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor with a somber visit to the World War II Memorial in the nation’s capital. The Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor and other locations in...