Sweeney Todd, portrayed by Evan Tuttle, performs ‘My Friends’ as he celebrates being reunited with his razors during a rehearsal of ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ Thursday at the Manhattan Arts Center. The show opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

  • Snyder talks anthem, running backs

    Kansas State coach Bill Snyder weighed in on national anthem portests on Tuesday, talking about the subject that’s dominated sports discussion throughout the country.

  • Wedekind wins Runner of the Week

    After posting her third top-5 finish in as many races, senior Morgan Wedekind has won her second Big 12 Runner of the Week award of the season, the conference office announced on Tuesday afternoon.


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State & Region

  • Appeals court rules against Kansas in voting rights case

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Thousands of prospective voters in Kansas who did not provide citizenship documents will be able to vote in the November election under a federal appeals court ruling late Friday that upheld a judge's order.

  • Kobach strikes Kansas voter deal, contempt hearing canceled

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Thousands of prospective voters who did not provide citizenship documents will be able to cast traditional ballots in the November election in Kansas, rather than being forced to use provisional ones, under a deal brokered Thursday that halted contempt proceedings against the state's top election official.

  • Shareholders approve sale of Westar Energy to Great Plains

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Stockholders have overwhelmingly approved the $12.2 billion sale of Topeka-based electric company Westar Energy to Missouri-based Great Plains Energy, the two firms announced Monday.

  • Judge orders Kansas official to appear for contempt hearing

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to show why he shouldn't be held in contempt for failing to comply with an injunction requiring him to put on voter rolls people who registered at motor vehicle offices without providing citizenship documents.

  • Feds push back on states targeting Planned Parenthood funds

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Obama administration has proposed barring states and other recipients of federal family planning grants from placing their own eligibility restrictions on where the money can go, which would undermine the efforts of 13 Republican-led states to prevent such money from going to Planned Parenthood.

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