Kansas lawmakers leave Topeka for 3-week break. Here’s what they still have to get done

Kansas lawmakers worked into the early morning hours on Saturday before leaving Topeka, ending the last day of regular session with agreement on some legislation but not others. Legislators now return to their home communities for a three-week break before returning to the capital city to wrap up their work during veto session ahead of … Read more

Hurricane forecasters see ‘extremely active’ 2024 storm season. What that means for NC

Hurricane forecasters at Colorado State University say record-warm temperatures in areas of the Atlantic Ocean mean there will likely be many more storms than average in 2024, and there’s a greater likelihood that a major hurricane will make landfall in the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico and along the East Coast. Here’s what that might … Read more

A treat for the eyes. More than a million tulips paint the landscape of this Kearney farm

Inside Look is a Star series that takes our readers behind the scenes of some of the most well-known and not-so-well-known places and events in Kansas City. It’s a postcard scene from the Netherlands. Neatly arranged rows of colorful tulips paint the landscape under a Dutch windmill. People walk through the blooms taking in their … Read more

Explainer-Why Republicans impeached Biden’s top border official Alejandro Mayorkas

By Ted Hesson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives this week is due to deliver its impeachment case against President Joe Biden‘s top border official, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, to the Democratic-majority Senate. That chamber’s majority Democrats are seen as all but certain to bring the proceedings to a swift end, … Read more