WASHINGTON – A federal health advisory panel wrestled with whether to widely authorize a booster dose of Pfizer’s two-shot COVID-19 vaccine for most Americans on Sept. 17, ultimately recommending that a third dose be offered only to older or higher-risk individuals.

In 1953, a funeral mass was held for Pilsen native Fr. Emil Kapaun at Wichita’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception – though the casket was empty.Now, following the identification of his remains earlier this year, a true homecoming ceremony will be held for Fr. Kapaun – a current candidat…

TOPEKA (AP) – Kansas hospitals will receive $50 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds for extra pay for nurses to keep them on the job but will be required to report monthly on how many nurses they’ve lost and why under a plan a state task force approved Sept. 10.

TOPEKA – Gov. Laura Kelly is urging a new COVID-19 school safety workgroup to focus on policies that will not only keep Kansas children and staff healthy but in the classroom, after hundreds of infections were reported in school districts across the state.Kelly established the Safer Classroo…

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TOPEKA (AP) — A Kansas legislator accused of kicking a high school student in the testicles pleaded guilty Monday to three lesser misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and was placed on a year's probation under a deal with the local prosecutor.

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