Kansas News

The Latest: I70 reopened in western Kansas as storm hits

HAYS, Kan. (AP) - The Latest on a winter storm in Kansas (all times local):5 p.m.Officials have reopened a stretch of Interstate 70 in western Kansas.The Kansas Department of Transportation says the major east-west route from Goodland to Wakeeney is now open in both directions. The agency closed the route because of poor visibility and wrecks as a winter storm hits.Portions of the highway are still partially or completely covered in snow.

Fine proposed for eastern Kansas nuclear plant

Federal regulators have proposed fining the nuclear power plant in eastern Kansas over what regulators say was retaliation against an employee reporting a possible safety issue.    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Tuesday that it found the Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation violated federal regulations and proposed a fined of $232,000

Kansas judge considers blocking telemedicine abortion ban

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A state court judge is considering whether to block Kansas from enforcing a ban on telemedicine abortions that are to start in January.With telemedicine abortions, women in rural areas are allowed to get abortion pills without an in-office consultation in a city clinic.On Friday, Judge Franklin Theis will hear an abortion rights group's request to stop the law.