Since the U.S. Agriculture Department’s local farm services offices also have been shuttered, farmers can’t apply for new loans, sign up acreages for government programs or receive government checks for programs they’re already enrolled in. And at a time when researchers who are seeking new wheat varieties and plant traits should be planting experimental plots, all work has ground to a halt.
Glitches persisted Thursday for Kansas residents hoping to find affordable health insurance through a new, federally run online marketplace, but at least a few of them were taking delays in stride.
Federal prosecutors in Missouri are seeking a 50-year prison term for a Roman Catholic priest who admitted taking pornographic photos of children.
Nearly 15,000 Kansas residents who registered to vote are having their voting rights held up under a new law requiring voters to prove U.S. citizenship.
Missouri Senator Roy Blunt and Kansas Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins plan to introduce legislation next week that will allow citizens to record conversations with federal government agencies.
Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit Thursday over a new Kansas law requiring doctors to inform women seeking abortions that they’re ending the life of a “whole, separate, unique, living human being.”
A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for binding and blindfolding two of his children in a Wal-Mart parking lot in eastern Kansas.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has failed to gain authority he’s sought to prosecute election fraud allegations because the state House rejected a bill containing the proposal.
A body recovered amid an intensive search is believed to be that of a missing 18-month-old girl whose mother was found dead along with two men on a Kansas farm days ago, authorities said Sunday.
A 3-year-old Olathe, Kansas girl is ready to return to a Springfield animal park, where her close encounter with a camel drew attention.