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Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 24, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 19, 2022. Editorial: Every GOP Missouri and Kansas US representative voted no on baby formula bill — but 1 Wednesday, the U.S. House approved a bill providing $28 million to the Food and Drug Administration “to address the current shortage of...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

May. 24, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 19, 2022. Editorial: Every GOP Missouri and Kansas US representative voted no on baby formula bill — but 1 Wednesday, the U.S. House approved a bill providing $28 million to the Food and Drug Administration “to address the current shortage of...

Kansas looking at $50M for businesses restricted over COVID

May. 23, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is moving to provide $50 million in relief to businesses such as bars, gyms and hair salons that were forced by state or local officials to shut down or restrict their operations during the first weeks of the coronavirus pandemic. The...

California couple gives McPherson College $25 million gift

May. 23, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

MCPHERSON, Kan. (AP) — A California couple well-known for their philanthropy has donated $25 million to McPherson College, the largest gift in the college's 135-year history. Melanie Lundquist announced the gift from her and her husband, Richard, while she gave the commencement...

Kansas authorities investigating after man shot by police

May. 23, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is probing the police shooting of a Junction City man over the weekend. The shooting happened late Saturday afternoon when officers were called to a Junction City home by a woman who reported that a man was outside her...

Urshela, Twins overcome 6-run deficit, rally past Royals 7-6

May. 22, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gio Urshela hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning to complete Minnesota's comeback from a six-run deficit, lifting the Twins over the Kansas City Royals 7-6 Sunday. “That win was pretty special,” manager Rocco Baldelli said. “It was special in...

Kansas ordered to pay $63 million to former pizza magnate

May. 21, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The state of Kansas must pay former pizza executive Gene Bicknell more than $63 million to settle a long-running dispute over his tax bill. The court ruled on Friday that Bicknell was a Florida resident in 2005 and 2006 when he sold NPC International, which...

Kansas Supreme Court disbars former prosecutor

May. 20, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday disbarred former prosecutor Jacqie Spradling for her conduct during a double-murder trial in Topeka in 2012. The court said while Spradling was a prosecutor in Shawnee County, she engaged in “repeated patterns of misconduct” during the trial of...

Days before Oklahoma bans abortion, details still uncertain

May. 20, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With Oklahoma only days away from enacting the toughest state ban on abortion in the U.S., providers were preparing to stop terminating pregnancies as questions remained Friday about enforcing the law's limited exceptions. The law allows abortions to save a...

Wind energy plants in Kansas, Iowa closing, could reopen

May. 20, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Siemens Gamesa plants in Hutchinson, Kansas, and Fort Madison, Iowa, will be shut down and most employees will be laid off this summer, company officials said Friday. The company, which is based in Spain, said the plants could reopen if market...