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Miracles unfold for high school graduate who received kidney

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Jacob Johnson was faced with a crucial decision just prior to his Hutchinson High School graduation last month.

After being passed over multiple times for a kidney that he desperately needed, he learned the Friday before commencement there was one available. 754 more words


Topeka police investigating two deaths

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) — The Topeka Police Department is currently investigating two deaths that happened on Saturday.

At 1:33 p.m., officers went to an address in Southeast Topeka on a call about an unresponsive 3-month-old baby. 66 more words


Koch donors gather for weekend retreat

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Billionaire industrialist and conservative benefactor Charles Koch’s expansive political network will not help Donald Trump win the presidency.

That’s the message from one of the Koch network’s chief lieutenants as hundreds of the nation’s most powerful Republican donors gather for a weekend retreat three months before Election Day. 577 more words


Kansas teens talk equal pay at Democratic convention

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two Bonner Springs teens addressed the Democratic National Convention, recalling how they were fired after asking why one had been paid 25 cents an hour less than the other for the same job at the same restaurant. 106 more words


Garden City's fire department expands in response to population increases

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KSNW) — As the population continues to grow in western Kansas, communities are working to keep up with the demand.

In Garden City, that means major renovations to the fire department. 256 more words


Man using racial slurs shoots at another man in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A man reported he was shot at in west Wichita early Saturday morning by another man he said was using racial slurs. 94 more words


Affluent KC suburbs in Johnson County at center of political backlash

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Small-government Republican conservatives face a political backlash in Kansas because of the state’s budget problems and battles over education funding, and the epicenter is in sprawling Kansas City suburbs where residents have cherished public schools for decades. 723 more words