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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 ...

Eudora High School’s Science Olympiad team claims state title

The Eudora High School Science Olympiad team’s 2020-21 season was a classic example of practice making perfect. After starting its season in the fall by placing 177th out of 200 in a virtual national tournament, the Eudora team finished its season as champions in the Kansas Science Olympiad ...

Bill to drop concealed carry age to 18 clears Kansas Legislature

Story updated at 10:20 p.m. Thursday: TOPEKA — A proposal to lower the legal age in Kansas to carry concealed firearms from 21 to 18 won final approval Thursday in the Legislature. The Republican-controlled Senate approved the bill, 30-8, and the GOP-controlled House passed it hours ...

Kansas lawmakers likely to pass ban on transgender athletes

TOPEKA — LGBTQ-rights advocates in Kansas are relying on the state's Democratic governor or the courts to block a ban on transgender athletes in girls' or women's school sports after conservatives on Thursday moved to push it through the GOP-controlled Legislature. Republican negotiators for ...