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Former KCK Mayor Mark Holland is making a bid for the U.S. Senate

Mark Holland, who served as mayor of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County from 2013 to 2017, will launch a campaign for the U.S. Senate on Monday, sources told KCUR. Republican Sen. Jerry Moran has held the seat since 2011. Because of his base in heavily Democratic Wyandotte County, ...

U.S. COVID cases falling, but hospitals brace for next wave

MINNEAPOLIS — A decline in COVID-19 cases across the United States over the past several weeks has given overwhelmed hospitals some relief, but administrators are bracing for yet another possible surge as cold weather drives people indoors. Health experts say the fourth wave of the pandemic ...

Conservative Koch network disavows bans on critical race theory

DES MOINES, Iowa — As conservative political groups mobilize to ban in schools what they call critical race theory, one prominent backer of Republican causes and candidates is notably absent. Leaders in the network built by the billionaire Koch family say they oppose government bans over ...

U.S. sets the stage for COVID booster shots for millions

The U.S. vaccination drive against COVID-19 stood on the verge of a major new phase as government advisers Thursday recommended booster doses of Pfizer's vaccine for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans — despite doubts the extra shots will do much to slow the ...

Wichita man charged for participation in Jan. 6 insurrection at U.S. Capitol

WICHITA — A Wichita man is facing eight counts related to his participation in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Michael Eckerman, 37, was arrested and charged Tuesday after federal authorities said he went inside the Capitol building and at one point pushed a Capitol police ...