State and Region

Ex-Kansas Gov. Colyer riled by disclosure of personal data

TOPEKA — Former Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer says a Kansas county election office isn't doing enough to protect him after it accidentally disclosed his Social Security number to a political research firm this spring. Colyer is running for governor in 2022, with Attorney General Derek Schmidt ...

Kansas National Guard airmen involved in fatal accident identified

SALINA — Authorities on Thursday identified Staff Sgt. Wesley Kubie as the Kansas Air National Guard airman who was killed when a Humvee overturned during a training accident. The 30-year-old Salina man was among members of the Salina-based 284th Air Support Operations Squadron who were ...

1 killed, 2 injured in Kansas Air National Guard accident

SALINA — A Kansas Air National Guard airman was killed and two others were injured Tuesday afternoon when their Humvee overturned during a training accident, authorities said. The members of the Salina-based 284th Air Support Operations Squadron were training at the Smoky Hill Air National ...

Earmarks pose a dilemma for Kansas Republicans in Congress: money vs. reputation

TOPEKA — Eleven years ago, in a navy-and-wood-paneled Topeka TV studio, then-U.S. Reps. Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt argued ahead of the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. Looking directly into the camera, Moran told viewers he backed a moratorium on earmarks, but “Congressman Tiahrt ...

$7.7 million expansion planned for giraffe facility at Topeka Zoo

TOPEKA — The Topeka Zoo is expanding and upgrading its giraffe facility, a move that also will provide new housing for other animals. Zoo officials say the project is expected to cost $7.75 million. Private donations will cover $6.25 million of the cost, and a countywide sales tax will ...