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UPDATED: Kansas House passes abortion amendment

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(Updated to include more reporting with edits throughout) Abortion opponents’ drive to overturn a historic state Supreme Court decision that found abortion is a state...

Lawmakers seek vaccine details from health secretary

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Republican lawmakers on Tuesday peppered the state's top doctor with questions about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, expressing frustration they couldn't glean more details about...

Norman says state giving more vaccines than data show

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New state data show that Kansas has administered more than 45,000 COVID-19 vaccines, with the state's top health official estimating the actual number is...

Lawmakers call on Kansans to guard against COVID-19

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A coalition of more than 60 Republican and Democratic lawmakers is imploring Kansans to take steps to stop the spread of COVID-19. The initiative, pulled...

Kelly: 150,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses coming to Kansas

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Gov. Laura Kelly said Wednesday that she expects the state to receive 150,000 doses to vaccinate Kansans against COVID-19 by the end of this...

Kansas counties with mask mandates grows to almost 60%

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Almost 60% of Kansas counties have now adopted mask mandates as COVID-19 permeates the state and officials scramble to bring it under control. The latest...

Nearly half of Kansas counties with mask mandates

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Counties across Kansas have been gradually reversing course since last summer,  increasingly adopting new mask mandates as COVID-19 spreads rampantly across the state and...

Kansas youth suicides climb again in 2018

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The suicide rate for Kansas children climbed for a fourth consecutive year, with 35 Kansas youths dying by suicide in 2018, a new report...

State Medicaid director leaving for private sector

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State Medicaid Director Adam Proffitt is leaving the state health department after a little more than two years at the agency. Proffitt said his last...

Poling picked to lead Board of Healing Arts

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With the state immersed in the coronavirus pandemic, the state Board of Healing Arts named a new executive director with scant public attention. The board...