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Kansas Gov. Kelly Pushes For Schools To Open After Labor Day To Slow Coronavirus Spread

By Elle Moxley - Kansas News Service Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly wants to push the start of K-12 school until after Labor Day in hopes...

What Kansas Might Do To Reopen After The Coronavirus Shut It Down

By Erica Hunzinger & Alex Smith - Kansas News Service After six weeks of asking Kansans to stay at home, Gov. Laura Kelly is expected...

Kansas Gov. Kelly Extends Her Coronavirus Stay-At-Home Order Into May

By Jim McLean - Kansas News Service Gov. Laura Kelly said in a briefing Wednesday that she’s extending her executive order that all but shut...

Kansas Gov. Kelly Asking Court To Keep Coronavirus Ban On Large Gatherings, Including Churches

By JIM MCLEAN Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is suing a GOP-led panel of legislative leaders that blocked her executive order limiting religious services and funerals...

These Kansas Counties Are Ordering Residents To Stay Home

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service LAWRENCE, Kansas — Six Kansas counties are ordering residents to stay home unless they’re buying groceries, getting health...

Governor Kelly Asks To Be Removed From Kansas Foster Care Lawsuit

By Nomin Ujiyediin - Kansas News Service Attorneys for Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly have asked a federal court to remove her from a class-action lawsuit...

Kansas Poised To Use Private Prisons: ‘We’re Out Of Options’

By Nomin Ujiyediin - Kansas News Service/KCUR The state spending review panel is freeing up some of the money the Kansas Department of Corrections asked...

With Prisons Overflowing, Kansas Considers Outsourcing To Counties And Private Outfits

By Nomin Ujiyediin - Kansas News Service Kansas may soon turn to private contractors to take the overflow from its crowded prisons, raising questions about...

Session Recap: Kansas Democrats Wield New Power, But GOP Leaders Thwart Medicaid Expansion

By Stephen Koranda - Kansas News Service In the waning days of the 2019 session, the conservative Republicans controlling the Kansas Legislature made one thing...

Kansas Headlines

Fraudsters Bilk Kansas Unemployment System For Up To $600M, Audit Concludes

By Sherman Smith - Kansas Reflector TOPEKA — A report issued Wednesday by the Legislature’s auditing division estimates up to $600 million in fraudulent unemployment claims may...

Kansas Law Enforcement Pushes Back On Legalizing Medical Marijuana

By Noah Taborda - Kansas Reflector TOPEKA — Gray areas in a bill legalizing marijuana for medical use in Kansas are raising concerns among law...

Kansas Customers Left To Pay The Price After Winter Storm Sends Natural Gas Prices Soaring

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Last February, the city of Cheney, Kansas – located just west of Wichita – paid about $2 per...

U.S. Sen. Moran On Mission To Make Certain Kansas Vets Get Shot At COVID-19 Vaccine

By Tim Carpenter - Kansas Reflector TOPEKA — U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran met with military veterans Monday at Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center on a mission...

US Highway 36 Association Announces “Best Burgers” Contest Winners

The US Highway 36 Association is pleased to announce the winners of our “Best Burgers on 36” Contest. During the month of November voting...

Kansas News Service

Kansas Customers Left To Pay The Price After Winter Storm Sends Natural Gas Prices Soaring

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Last February, the city of Cheney, Kansas – located just west of Wichita – paid about $2 per...

Kansas Foster Care Providers Say They’ve Gotten Better, But Critics Say They Need To Do Better

By Nomin Ujiyediin - Kansas News Service The long-troubled foster care system in Kansas got hit with yet another complication over the last year. Pandemic complications...

Ex-KU Med Center Official Pleads Guilty To Tax And Embezzlement Charges

By Dan Margolies - Kansas News Service A former administrator at the University of Kansas Medical Center pleaded guilty on Tuesday to bank fraud and...

How Elon Musk And A Mission To Mars Might Boost Internet Speeds In Rural Kansas

By David Condos - Kansas News Service GREAT BEND, Kansas — Joey Bahr walks out to the front of his yard along a blacktop county...

Kansas Hospitals Seek Help From Nearby States, But The Whole Midwest Faces A COVID Surge

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service Hospitals in Colorado and Nebraska are calling Kansas in desperate search of beds for coronavirus patients. But Kansas...