State and Region

Pedestrian dies after running onto Kansas interstate

HARVEY COUNTY — A pedestrian died after he ran onto an interstate in south-central Kansas Saturday night. The Kansas Highway Patrol said 20-year-old Kalub Rowson of Minneapolis, Kan., died after he was struck by an SUV on Interstate 135 about 12 miles north of Wichita. The crash happened ...

Reggie Robinson, former KU administrator and Board of Regents leader, dies at 63

Reggie Robinson, the current president of the Kansas Health Foundation who previously served as a longtime faculty member and administrator at the University of Kansas and as the former president and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents, died of cancer on Saturday at the age of 63. Known for his ...

In debate, U.S. Senate candidates Bollier, Marshall speak out on SCOTUS, climate issues

TOPEKA — The Republican nominee for Kansas' open Senate seat called Saturday for quick action to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and dismissed his Democratic opponent's disavowal of Green New Deal environmental proposals so often in a debate that she told him to ...

Kansas Supreme Court weighs guidelines for injured workers

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court waded into the fray Thursday over obscure medical guidelines that will determine how much money workers injured on the job can collect. Justices heard legal arguments on Zoom over which edition of the American Medical Association guide ...

Former Kansas Sen. Kassebaum backs Democrat Bollier in Senate race

Story updated at 9:34 a.m. Thursday TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum has broken again with fellow Kansas Republicans to support Democrat Barbara Bollier for the seat Kassebaum once held. Kassebaum said in a statement Thursday that Bollier shares her belief in working ...

Kansas Republican’s Senate ad relies on out-of-context clips

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Roger Marshall is using out-of-context clips from Democrat Barbara Bollier's ads in a television spot in which his campaign argues that she's trying to hide liberal views from voters, suggesting the GOP doesn't have the race for an open U.S. Senate seat locked ...

Kansas Supreme Court hears arguments over ‘wrongful birth’ law

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court seemed worried Wednesday about the proper roles of the Legislature and courts as it wrestled with whether a state statute that prohibits lawsuits based on “wrongful birth” claims is constitutional. Justices heard oral arguments via Zoom ...

Judge blocks release of agency records for slain Kansas girl

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — State agency records of a 3-year-old girl whose body was found this summer in a shallow grave should not be released to the public, a Wyandotte County judge ruled Tuesday. Olivia Jansen’s body was found in a shallow grave on July 10, the same day her father, Howard ...

KU stays stable in latest U.S. News and World Report rankings

The University of Kansas fell one spot to 60th among public universities, but moved up six spots among all universities in the 2021 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's rankings of best colleges released Monday. The rankings from the online media company that analyzes and ranks ...