State and Region

Washburn University receives largest gift in school’s history

Washburn University has received the largest gift in its history, according to a news release Wednesday from the university in Topeka. The Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation announced that it has received a gift of $10.2 million from anonymous donors. The gift will be used ...

Government to pay nearly $7 million to resolve sexual abuse cases at Leavenworth VA

The federal government has agreed to pay nearly $7 million to settle eight cases stemming from the sexual abuse of veterans by a former physician assistant at the VA Hospital in Leavenworth. The settlement comes after three veterans took their cases to trial last year, resulting in hefty ...

Right-wing extremism has been taking root in rural Kansas for decades

GARDEN CITY — Patrick Stein was bitter. Battles with drugs and the failure of his business in the 2008 recession had derailed his life. He fumed at the federal government for not doing more to help people like him while immigrants flooded in around him in Garden City. He went to Washington, ...