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Some K-State athletes protest over student's Floyd tweet

Jul. 5, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Some Kansas State athletes were among about 100 people who protested this weekend over an insensitive tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd. Those attending the rally in Manhattan, Kansas, on Saturday said the university administration's promise to launch initiatives to...

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers questions from reporters about the coronavirus pandemic after a meeting with legislative leaders, Thursday, July 2, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kelly has issued an order to require people to wear masks in public and at their workplaces. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Fears about opening Kansas schools drive state's mask order

Jul. 2, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' governor and its top public health official said Thursday that they worry that the state won't be able to reopen its K-12 schools for the new school year in August if it doesn't reverse a recent surge in reported coronavirus cases. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly told legislative...

Suit moving forward against Kansas officer in hoax call case

Jun. 19, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

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 gamers. The death of 28-year-old Andrew Finch drew national...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2020, file photo, U.S. Senate candidate and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, answers a question during a debate in Olathe, Kan. Kobach says he had four guns stolen from his pickup truck that was parked at a Kansas hotel June 13, 2020, in Wichita, Kan. Wichita police say officers responded to a call from Kobach around 11:30 a.m. Saturday at a hotel parking garage. Police say someone broke into the pickup overnight and took a rifle, two shotguns and a handgun. (AP Photo/John Hanna File)

US Senate candidate Kobach reports 4 guns stolen from truck

Jun. 15, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach reported that he had four guns stolen from his pickup truck that was parked at a Wichita hotel. Officers responded to a call from Kobach around 11:30 a.m. Saturday at a hotel parking garage, Wichita police said....

In this Dec. 6, 2019 photo Wichita State University's President Jay Golden poses for a photo on campus in Wichita, Ks. Donors are calling for Golden to be fired after its technical school canceled a virtual commencement speech by Ivanka Trump. The Board of Regents scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (Jamie Green/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

Canceling Ivanka Trump spurs backlash for Kansas college

Jun. 10, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Donors are pushing Kansas' higher education board to fire Wichita State University's president after he canceled a virtual speech by Ivanka Trump for its technical school's graduation. The Kansas Board of Regents had a special Zoom meeting Wednesday, only two days after a former board...

Wichita State cancels Ivanka Trump's speech to tech school

Jun. 5, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas technical school canceled plans for Ivanka Trump to give a virtual commencement speech to graduates because of criticism of President Donald Trump’s response to protests over the death of George Floyd. Administrators at Wichita State University and WSU Tech announced...