State and Region

Kansas judge finds CDC eviction moratorium unenforceable

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge is beginning to evict tenants who are behind on rent in advance of the expiration of a federal moratorium that some experts predict will bring a tide of people being forced from homes nationwide. Johnson County Magistrate Judge Daniel Vokins said during a ...

Growing hemp proves tougher than many Kansas farmers expected

Pratt — This summer marks the third year that Kansans have grown hemp for industrial uses. Yet growing the less sexy cousin of the plant associated with getting high and some medicinal uses has proven riskier and more difficult than many farmers initially expected. Consequently, the ...

Evergy’s green energy plan fuels debate in Kansas, Missouri

TOPEKA — Kansas' largest electric company expects to make its first big investments in solar energy over the next three years and promises zero net carbon emissions in 2045. Environmentalists don't think Evergy is moving quickly enough. Conversely, other critics worry that its plans could ...

Help for college, rent and more now available for former foster kids into their mid-20s

Stormy Lukasavage wanted to go to college. So he did his homework on what steps he needed to make it happen, from scholarships to tuition waivers. “It’s always an extra step when you’re in foster care,” the 25-year-old recalled. “There’s so much more paperwork that you have to go ...