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Kansas setting record for mail ballot requests amid pandemic

WASHINGTON — Kansas election officials are receiving mail ballot applications at a historic rate, already exceeding just five months into the year the total number from the last general election in 2016. Figures from Secretary of State Scott Schwab’s office show that Kansas had processed ...

Kansas rally over George Floyd’s death recalls Topeka case

Story updated at 4:12 p.m. Saturday TOPEKA — Several hundred protesters rallied at the Kansas Statehouse on Saturday to protest George Floyd's death in Minnesota with T-shirts and chants that recalled the 2017 case of a black man fatally shot by two white police officers in ...

Have an excessive medical bill? Experts share advice on what to do

Got a medical bill that seems too high? First step: Ask if there’s been a mistake. Next step: fight back. The tips below come from a dozen experts in law, medical billing and patient advocacy. They agreed on many points, including this frustrating one: None of these strategies is guaranteed ...

Douglas County undersheriff withdraws from race for sheriff

Douglas County Undersheriff Gary Bunting has withdrawn from the race for Douglas County sheriff, he said Friday. “While I feel that I could have done an outstanding job for our community, its citizens, and our employees; health and family issues take a priority over the campaign,” Bunting ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase to 65

Douglas County reported 65 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, local officials said, an increase of two cases from Wednesday. In Douglas County, 57 out of the 65 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health said in its daily update. No patients ...

Wagle drops out of U.S. Senate race in Kansas

TOPEKA — Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle said Thursday that she will not run for the U.S. Senate, citing “personal and political trials” in the last year for her decision. Wagle announcement also indicated that she would not seek reelection to the Kansas Senate. The filing deadline ...