State and Region

Kansas providers cautious about telemedicine abortions

Topeka — Kansas providers might not be ready for months to do telemedicine abortions even though a state-court judge has blocked the state from enforcing its ban on teleconferencing with patients seeking pregnancy-ending medications. Planned Parenthood Great Plains said Wednesday it is ...

Missouri attorney nominated to be next U.S. Attorney for Kansas

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he will nominate a former Jackson County, Missouri, prosecuting attorney to be the next U.S. Attorney for Kansas. Kate Brubacher, a native of North Newton, Kansas, worked in the Jackson County prosecutor's office from from 2016 to ...

Judge blocks Kansas law that banned prescribing abortion pills over telemedicine

WICHITA — Kansas women could soon be able to seek abortion pills through telemedicine appointments after a judge blocked a state law banning the practice. Abortion providers and abortion rights advocates say the decision will help expand access to abortion for people across the state, ...

A hotter, drier future could change how we eat, how we breathe and where we get our water

Droughts like the one that’s parched crops, drained rivers and ignited wildfires this year in the Midwest foreshadow more frequent, more severe droughts in the decades ahead. Long, deep dry stretches could mean you'll click a weather app in the morning not to check the forecast for rain — ...

For Kansas inmates and families, keeping in touch can be costly

Topeka — Trish Gaston spends $50 a week talking to her two sons at the Lansing Correctional Facility. Gaston has tried cutting back to save some money, but she said “I need to hear their voice every day.” “That’s their only contact to the outside world and to feel somewhat ...