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May. 30, 2023 07:17 AM EDT
Eds: The Kansas editorial roundup will not move this week due to a lack of editorials of state-wide interest. We will resume the roundup at its normal time on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. The AP

Culpepper has HR, 5 RBIs and Fajardo has 9 Ks to help Kansas State beat Kansas, advance to B12 semis

May. 26, 2023 19:54 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kaelen Culpepper went 4 for 5 with five RBIs — including a three-run home run in the bottom of the second inning — and German Fajardo allowed five hits over 7 1/3 innings to help Kansas State beat Kansas 7-1 Friday in an elimination game at the Big 12 Tournament. ...

GOP leaders in Kansas back off threat to sue Democratic governor over education funding

May. 25, 2023 19:17 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Leaders of Kansas' Republican-controlled Legislature backed off a threat to sue the state's Democratic governor for vetoing parts of a GOP education funding bill, saying Thursday that they still doubt the legality of her actions but now question whether a court challenge would...

Kansas paramedic charged with sexually assaulting heavily drugged woman

May. 25, 2023 13:13 PM EDT

IOLA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas paramedic has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman while she was taking a cocktail of painkillers and sedatives. Adam Ferguson, 42, of Iola, is free on a $20,000 bond after he was charged Monday with three counts of aggravated sexual battery. No...

GOP-led Oklahoma Legislature agrees on largest-ever budget with little input from governor

May. 24, 2023 18:38 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican leaders in Oklahoma, who control every lever of political power in the state, unveiled their largest-ever budget proposal this week, the result of bruising negotiations that left the GOP governor fuming and even some Democrats happy with what it included. ...

After years of controversy, national bio-defense lab opens in Kansas

May. 24, 2023 17:37 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — After more than a decade of controversy and delays, the nation's most secure biosecurity laboratory for research on potentially deadly animal and plant diseases has opened in Manhattan, Kansas. Although a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday,...

Jayhawks' Kevin McCullar Jr returning for last season of eligibility

May. 24, 2023 13:11 PM EDT

Kevin McCullar Jr. said Wednesday that he will return to Kansas for his final year of eligibility, likely rounding out a roster that could make the Jayhawks the preseason No. 1 next season. McCullar transferred from Texas Tech to Kansas for last season, when he started 33 of 34 games...

Biden judicial nominee Wamble withdraws from consideration, cites nearly 2-year wait for action

May. 24, 2023 10:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal prosecutor tapped by President Joe Biden to become a U.S. district judge in Kansas has withdrawn from consideration, citing the nearly two-year wait for action on his nomination. Jabari Wamble is Biden's second judicial nominee to withdraw this month....

Kansas woman dies after falling into creek in Glacier National Park

May. 23, 2023 19:23 PM EDT

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — A 28-year-old woman from Kansas has died after falling into a creek in Glacier National Park and being swept into a gorge, park officials said. The woman fell from a rocky overhang into Avalanche Creek on Monday afternoon, spokesperson Gina Kerzman said....

Former Kansas police officer sentenced for sexual assaults, window peeping

May. 23, 2023 18:01 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas police officer has been sentenced to 23 1/2 years in prison for a series of sexual assaults committed while he was an officer. Todd W. Allen, 52, pleaded guilty in April to 12 felony sex crime charges and five breach of privacy charges....