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Officials rebut legislator's claim Wichita is sanctuary city

Jul. 5, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County officials are pushing back against an area legislator's erroneous assertion during a public meeting that Wichita is a sanctuary city for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. The Wichita Eagle reports that freshman state Rep. Cheryl Helmer, a Mulvane Republican, made...

Jan Meyers, Kansas' 1st GOP congresswoman, dies at age 90

Jun. 24, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Longtime Rep. Jan Meyers, the first Republican woman elected to the U.S. House from Kansas, has died at the age of 90. Meyers died Friday at a nursing home where she was living. The cause of death was not announced. Meyers, of Overland Park, represented the state's 3rd Congressional...

Quiet warrior: How 95-year-old female veteran made history

Jun. 22, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Anna Mae Robertson once spent her time evading Nazi U-boats in war-torn Europe. Now, perched on her living room recliner with photos of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren covering the walls, some may find it difficult to believe. Robertson, 95 and a longtime Milwaukee...

Kansas Sen. Moran votes to block arm sales to Saudi Arabia

Jun. 20, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran has broken with most other Republican senators in voting to block President Donald Trump's administration from selling arms to Saudi Arabia. The Kansas City Star reports that Moran supported two resolutions Thursday disapproving of Trump's use of emergency...

Senate votes to block Saudi arms sales as Trump vows veto

Jun. 20, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to block the Trump administration from selling arms to Saudi Arabia, launching a new challenge to President Donald Trump's alliance with the country amid rising tensions in the Middle East. Trump has promised to veto the measures. The White House said stopping the...

USDA plan to move offices sparks concerns about research

Jun. 13, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that it will relocate two research agencies' headquarters to the Kansas City area, delighting Kansas and Missouri officials but intensifying critics' fears that research will suffer and be less accessible to federal policymakers....

Wichita police join national group to find violent criminals

Jun. 10, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita Police Department will join a national partnership aimed at fighting violent crime. Police Chief Gordon Ramsay said Monday that Wichita is one of 10 U.S. cities chosen for the U.S. Department of Justice's National Public Safety Partnership. Under the program, Wichita police...

Kansas senator suffers ankle injury while hiking in Arizona

May. 30, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran's office says the 65-year-old has suffered an ankle injury while hiking on a mountain in Phoenix. Moran spokeswoman Morgan Said (sy-EED') said the Republican injured his ankle Thursday morning while doing a workout on Camelback Mountain, a popular hiking spot. The...