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Push for ‘school choice’ measure falters in Kansas Senate

Topeka — A split among Republicans on Friday blocked a proposal from conservative Kansas lawmakers to allow parents of academically struggling students to pay for private schooling with state dollars normally earmarked for public schools. A bill that ties public school funding to the ...

Approval of Kansas bill on trans athletes isn’t veto-proof

Updated at 8:45 p.m. Friday. TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas conservatives on Friday pushed a proposed ban on transgender athletes in girl's and women's school sports through the Republican-controlled Legislature but don't have enough support yet to overcome a possible veto by the state's ...

Two pedestrians struck by vehicle, one fatally, along Interstate 70

TOPEKA — Two people were hit by at least one vehicle along Interstate 70 in Topeka, police said, and one of them has died from their injuries. Officers called to the area late Thursday night found two people lying in the eastbound lanes of the interstate, police said in a news release. One ...

Some KU faculty are considering unionizing, citing Regents policy, other issues

Some faculty members at the University of Kansas are considering unionizing, according to an email sent to KU employees. Rachel Schwaller, a lecturer in the departments of History and Religious Studies, emailed faculty members this week inviting them to a meeting about “our shared concerns ...