State and Region

Third employee of weekly newspaper in Kansas sues over police raid that sparked a firestorm

MISSION — An office manager at a weekly newspaper in Kansas is the latest employee to sue over a police raid last year that sparked a firestorm. Cheri Bentz alleges in the suit filed Friday in federal court that she was unlawfully detained and interrogated, and had her cellphone seized. Two ...

To save water in the Ogallala aquifer, look to parts of Kansas already using less

LIBERAL — Through the parched region of the High Plains that lives and dies by groundwater, states are paying attention to western Kansas to see how farmers are managing with less water. Farmers are increasingly feeling the pressure to find answers to an emptying aquifer as more of their ...

Dairy cattle in Texas and Kansas test positive for bird flu

Milk from dairy cows in Texas and Kansas has tested positive for bird flu, U.S. officials said Monday. Officials with the Texas Animal Health Commission confirmed the flu virus is the Type A H5N1 strain, known for decades to cause outbreaks in birds and to occasionally infect people. The virus ...