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Kansas unemployment swells, inmates set free amid outbreak

TOPEKA (AP)- The spread of the coronavirus across Kansas is touching prisons, ranchers and the state’s revenue. Kansas reported at least 168 confirmed cases of the coronavirus Thursday, with three deaths. Unemployment also has spiked because of the economic fallout from the pandemic, with the unemployment claims last week 12 times as high as the [...]

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By |2020-03-27T09:51:38-05:00March 27th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Kansas unemployment swells, inmates set free amid outbreak

Kansas firefighters battling wildfires in Barber County

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. — The Kansas National Guard has sent two helicopters to help local firefighters battle wildfires burning about 20-25 miles southwest of Medicine Lodge in Barber County. The agency says in a news release that the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the Kansas National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation out of Salina are [...]

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By |2020-03-26T15:37:54-05:00March 26th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Kansas firefighters battling wildfires in Barber County

Kansas sees 1,250% increase in initial unemployment claims

TOPEKA, Kan. — The number of jobless workers in Kansas who filed initial unemployment claims last week was 12 times as high as it was the week before as measures to control the spread of the new coronavirus took their toll on the economy. The U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday that Kansas had almost [...]

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By |2020-03-26T15:30:43-05:00March 26th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Kansas sees 1,250% increase in initial unemployment claims

Man dies in accident at Tyson Meats plant in western Kansas

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 30-year-old Garden City man died at a Tyson Fresh Meats plant in western Kansas. Finney County authorities say Kendrick Gregory was injured early Monday at the plant in Garden City. The sheriff’s office says Gregory was doing maintenance on an assembly line when he apparently was pulled [...]

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By |2020-03-25T09:13:41-05:00March 25th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Man dies in accident at Tyson Meats plant in western Kansas

Bill Braum, ice cream and burger chain founder, dead at 92

Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores says its founder, Bill Braum, has died. He was 92. The company announced the death Tuesday. The company says in a statement that Braum died Monday at his home in Tuttle, Oklahoma. He grew up in Emporia, KS, where he worked for the small butter and milk processing plant [...]

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By |2020-03-25T09:04:09-05:00March 25th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Bill Braum, ice cream and burger chain founder, dead at 92

Kansas stricter on gatherings; 1M people told to stay home

TOPEKA (AP)- Shelter-in-place orders are about to take effect for about a third of Kansas’ population to slow the spread of coronavirus. Gov. Laura Kelly also announced Monday that she will tighten restrictions on public gatherings. Five counties with about 1 million of the state’s 2.9 million residents are telling residents to stay at home [...]

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By |2020-03-24T11:41:54-05:00March 24th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Kansas stricter on gatherings; 1M people told to stay home

About a third of Kansas’ population told to stay home

TOPEKA, Kan. — Shelter-in-place orders are about to take effect for about a third of Kansas’ population to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and more could soon follow. Douglas County, where the college town of Lawrence is located, announced that an order will take effect Tuesday. The announcement came after a man in his [...]

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By |2020-03-23T15:23:04-05:00March 23rd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on About a third of Kansas’ population told to stay home

Kansas college directed coaches to recruit whites

WICHITA, Kan. — The American Civil Liberties Union alleges in a lawsuit that a small community college in Kansas directed its coaches to to recruit more white athletes and targeted black prospective students with excessive scrutiny such as background checks before offering scholarships. The ACLU alleges in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that Highland Community [...]

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Gov. Kelly issues executive orders to improve health care access

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas residents will be able to get medicine without an in-person visit to the doctor during the coronavirus crisis under a new executive order that Gov. Laura Kelly announced Sunday. Kelly, a Democrat, announced two new orders aimed at temporarily expanding health care access. She said in a statement that the [...]

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By |2020-03-22T14:46:52-05:00March 22nd, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Gov. Kelly issues executive orders to improve health care access

Kansas starts loan program to aid bars, restaurants, motels

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas on Friday launched a new program to provide short-term, no-interest loans to bars, restaurants, taverns and motels struggling to cover operating expenses because of the economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic. The program announced by Gov. Laura Kelly and state Commerce Secretary David Toland will make up to $5 million in [...]

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By |2020-03-20T11:37:45-05:00March 20th, 2020|Entertainment News, Local News|Comments Off on Kansas starts loan program to aid bars, restaurants, motels