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Heavy rainfall ends prolonged drought in Southern Plains

The heavy rains that caused severe flooding in the central U.S. this spring also had the positive effect of lifting the Southern Plains out of a prolonged drought.


In the Kansas town that was home, the astonishing story of Eisenhower lives on

Abilene is where Eisenhower’s story is laid out for anyone to see


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

Severe weather forecasts continue as Ohio, Kansas clean up

After several quiet years, tornadoes have erupted in the United States over the past two weeks as a volatile mix of warm, moist air from the Southeast and persistent cold …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 3:06 p.m.

At least 3 dead in central US storms, with more rain to come

Waterlogged parts of the central U.S. were bracing Wednesday for more rain, following days of severe storms that have battered Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and caused at least three …


UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 6:38 p.m.

Tornadoes rake Southern Plains; more severe weather expected

A spate of tornadoes raked across the Southern Plains, leaving damage and causing few injuries, and parts of the region were bracing for more severe thunderstorms and possible flooding.


5 states announce new suits over prescription opioids

Five state attorneys general announced lawsuits Thursday seeking to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the …


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Kansas court bolsters abortion rights, blocks ban

Kansas’ highest court ruled for the first time Friday that the state constitution protects abortion rights and blocked a first-in-the-nation ban on a common second trimester method for ending pregnancies.


Kansas announces Sept. 11 show at First Interstate Center for the Arts

Pre-sale tickets are on sale through TicketsWest with the code SPOKANSAS beginning Wednesday at 10 a.m.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, noon

Judge dismisses criminal charges against Kansas water park owner, designer of 17-story slide on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated

A judge has dismissed criminal charges against a Kansas water park owner and the designer of a 17-story slide on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated in 2016.


Top 25 roundup: Michigan State tops Maryland for 12th straight win

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More lenient state laws could chill low-alcohol beer market

Beer snobs are raising their mugs to a stronger brew in three states that once forbade grocers from selling anything but low-alcohol brands, and the changes could indirectly chill the …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

How high can Gonzaga climb? Zags move up two spots to No. 5 in AP rankings

Conference play is taking a toll on several of college basketball’s top teams.Nevada dropped from the ranks of the unbeatens – only three remain – and Kansas lost for the …


Top 25 men’s basketball roundup: No. 18 Arizona State beats top-ranked Kansas 80-76

Rob Edwards scored 15 points and hit two free throws with 6.1 seconds left, setting off a wild celebration in the desert as No. 18 Arizona State knocked off No. …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 11:17 a.m.

Gonzaga strengthens grip on No. 1 ranking

Gonzaga is No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll for the second straight week, and this time it’s not as crowded at the top.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:17 p.m.

Gonzaga, Kansas state cases for No. 1 ranking after impressive holiday-week wins

Gonzaga or Kansas? Which team will be ranked No. 1 come Monday? It should be an interesting vote from 65 media members in the AP poll and 32 Division I …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

Gonzaga stays at No. 3 in AP poll, Duke climbs into top spot

The top 11 ranked teams – other than No. 3 Gonzaga – reshuffled in the first regular-season AP men’s basketball poll. The Zags (2-0) remained at No. 3, same as …


Rob Curley: In the face of hate, Spokane showed its strength

On the very day it was announced that Matthew Shepard’s ashes would be interred at the Washington National Cathedral, 20 years after his death, Westboro Baptist showed up in Spokane …


Kansas independent candidate wants to lure votes from Kobach

Kansas election officials certified independent Greg Orman as a candidate for Kansas governor on Friday, and the businessman immediately tried to appeal to disaffected Republicans, who he said view GOP …


Kansas governor concedes, says he will endorse GOP nominee

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he will endorse Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach after conceding in the state’s GOP primary in a surprise announcement a week after their neck-and-neck …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 2:55 p.m.

Kansas governor’s aide: Kobach promise on count not enough

A top aide to Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer said Friday that Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s promise to remove himself from further vote counting in their hotly contested Republican primary …


Democrats pick gay, Native American nominee in Kansas 3rd

Sharice Davids shattered the mold for a congressional primary winner from ruby red Kansas on Wednesday, becoming the state’s first Native American and gay nominee for Congress.


Trump breaks with aides, tweets endorsement of Kobach

President Donald Trump is endorsing controversial Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in that state’s GOP gubernatorial primary.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Kansas ordered to turn over materials about Adidas, recruit to federal grand jury

Newly released records show that a grand jury investigating alleged recruiting abuses in college basketball ordered the University of Kansas this year to turn over communications involving its men’s team …


Judge: Kansas cannot require proof of citizenship to vote

A federal judge ruled Monday that Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, finding such laws violate the constitutional right to vote in a ruling …


Kansas man doesn’t regret giving up $1 million ticket

A Kansas man who returned a $1 million lottery ticket to a customer who left it on a store counter says he has no regrets about giving up the prize …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 11:22 a.m.

Chief: Body is likely that of missing 5-year-old Kansas boy

A small, decomposing body found under a bridge in rural central Kansas is likely that of 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez, a Wichita boy who has been missing since February, police said …


Detective: Man confessed to making deadly Kansas hoax call

A California man confessed after his arrest that he made the hoax calls that led a police officer to fatally shoot an unarmed man in Kansas, adding he routinely made …


Oklahoma passes faith veto on LGBT adoptions; Kansas close

Oklahoma legislators approved a measure Thursday to grant legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that cite their religious beliefs for not placing children in LGBT homes and lawmakers in Kansas …


Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas facing tornado and wildfire threats

Emergency officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for two types of disasters as spring gets into full swing: The start of what’s historically the most active time of …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 8:14 p.m.

Militia members accused of targeting Somalis to stand trial

Months before the 2016 general election, members of a Kansas militia group that prosecutors say came to be known as the “the Crusaders” met in an office to pick the …