State and Region

Chief wants Kansas site included in unmarked graves search

The leader of an American Indian tribe is concerned that a former Kansas boarding school will be left out of a federal initiative seeking to determine whether thousands of Native American children were buried at schools across the country in the 1800s and early 1900s. Shawnee Tribe Chief Ben ...

Destructive species of crayfish that attacks humans discovered in Kansas fishing lake

TOPEKA — An invasive species of crayfish known for considerable ecological damage and for attacking people and animals with its large claws has been discovered for the first time in the wild in Kansas, state officials said. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks reported the Rusty ...

Governors, including Kelly, pin hopes on full vaccine approval as COVID cases climb

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — As U.S. regulators weigh giving the final stamp of approval for certain COVID-19 vaccines, governors in states hard hit by the pandemic hope the move will help persuade the many holdouts in their states to finally get the shot. The governors of Arkansas and Ohio — where ...

Governor: Vaccination is Kansas’ best hope for stopping delta variant

Topeka — Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday pinned Kansas’ hopes of keeping the COVID-19 delta variant in check on more people getting inoculated because it is spreading rapidly among the unvaccinated. Kelly acknowledged that there’s not enough time before K-12 schools resume classes in ...