State and Region

LaTurner concerned about China-based manufacturer locating in Johnson County

Topeka — U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner said the federal government should investigate a company planning to locate a $94.7 million manufacturing plant in Johnson County for potentially subversive ties to the Chinese government’s campaign to access U.S. supply chains in proximity to military ...

Kansas could be the next state to stop people from planting Bradford pears

Local conservationists will cheer if Kansas moves forward with a ban on selling popular but invasive ornamental pear trees in the state. The Kansas Department of Agriculture wants to curb the spread of Callery pear trees — a species usually sold under cultivar names such as Bradford, ...