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Governor Kelly Makes $38.5 Million of CARES ACT Funding Available to Kansas Small Businesses, Slow COVID-19 Spread

TOPEKA – Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced that the State Finance Council unanimously approved the Kansas Office of Recovery recommendations to allocate $20 million...

State Finance Council approves $290 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds for Child Supervision, Public Health, Other Essential Services

TOPEKA – The State Finance Council (SFC) today unanimously approved a total of $290 million for the public health, essential needs and services, and...

Scathing Federal Inspection Pulls Curtain Back On One Of Kansas’ Deadliest Coronavirus Outbreaks

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service At a Kansas City, Kansas, nursing home, employees tested positive for COVID-19 and went back to work the...

Local Health Departments In Kansas Struggled To Get The Tools For The Frontline Coronavirus Fight

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service TOPEKA, Kansas — County health departments in Kansas lacked the resources and manpower to swiftly ramp up “boots-on-the-ground” work...

The First Coronavirus Patient In Kansas Has Been Admitted To KU Hospital, Is ‘Doing Well’

By Elle Moxley - Kansas News Service Kansas’ single confirmed coronavirus patient has been admitted to the University of Kansas Health Systems hospital. The Johnson County...

Kidney Stones And Other Health Worries You Didn’t Know Climate Change Would Bring To Kansas

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service TOPEKA ― The “Kidney Stone Belt” is a thing, and it’s coming for Kansas. Climate change is expanding that...

Kansas Medicaid Insurer Aetna On Even Thinner Ice With State Officials

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service TOPEKA ― Aetna remains in hot water with the state of Kansas, which recently threatened to cancel the...

It’s Easier To Buy CBD In Kansas Than To Know For Sure What’s In It Or What It’s Good For

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service LAWRENCE — Before starting his CBD company, Chris Brunin researched the competition, the labs they used, the products...

Vaccine Opposition Isn’t Why Many Thousands Of Kansans Miss Out On Shots

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service Oklahoma, Missouri, Colorado. The national measles outbreak — numbering more than 1,000 cases so far — hasn't hit Kansas...

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...