Kansas flags fly at half-staff to honor victims of 9/11 terrorist attacks
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's executive order directs flags be flown Friday at half-staff to honor those killed and injured in terrorist attacks Sept. 11, 2001.
Fifth Kansas prison inmate dies after diagnosed with COVID-19
A fifth inmate held by the Kansas Department of Corrections has died after contracting COVID-19. About 300 staff and inmates have active cases of the virus.
Former KU chancellor, AL president Gene Budig dies at 81
Gene Budig, who led KU for 13 years as chancellor and later served as baseball's American League president, is dead at 81.
Kansas enters race for Space Command headquarters
TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly announced Friday she would make a strong push to land the new U.S. Space Command in Kansas. The governor’s office said four Kansas communities have submitted proposals to become the home for headquarters of the U.S. Space Command, which is responsible for military operations in space. The cities are Derby, […]
EPA targets two southeast Kansas lead smelter sites for Superfund list
The federal Environmental Protection Agency is focusing on two southeast Kansas lead smelting sites for inclusion in the Superfund program.
White House orders suspension of residential evictions
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced on Tuesday it would temporarily halt residential evictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin disclosed during a congressional hearing that the executive order would be issued. It runs through Dec. 31. “I think you’ll be quite pleased with the impact that it will have,” […]
Anti-Coleman PAC forms to undercut Democratic nominee for Kansas House
Democratic nominee Aaron Coleman is the target of a PAC with the singular goal of derailing his bid for a seat in the Kansas House.
Kansas directs $8 million to aid ‘essential workers’ who contract COVID-19
Gov. Laura Kelly said $8 million in federal disaster funding will be set aside to cover health care expenses for essential workers and early-childhood professions infected with COVID-19. Under the initiative, assistance drawn from the CARES Act aid will be limited to $25,000 for uninsured individuals and $15,000 for insured individuals. Applications are available online […]
UnitedHealthcare donates $200,000 to southeast Kansas health center
Gov. Laura Kelly lauds $200,000 donation to southeast Kansas health center and presses anew for Medicaid expansion.
Foundation estimates 50-year lease of Kansas Turnpike could net $1.1 billion
A think tank estimates Kansas can net $1.1 billion over 50 years by leasing out the Kansas Turnpike that runs from Oklahoma to Missouri.
July unemployment in Kansas falls to 7.2%, still double normal rate
TOPEKA — The number of unemployed Kansans has fallen during the pandemic from a high of 179,000 in April to 106,000 in July. The Kansas Department of Labor and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said the seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell to 7.2% in July. That was down from 7.5% in June and below […]
Frownfelter to attempt write-in campaign
Democratic Rep. Stan Frownfelter will attempt to hang onto his seat in the Kansas Legislature through a write-in campaign after losing a primary challenge to a teenager who wished death on Republicans and admitted to distributing revenge porn. Aaron Coleman, 19, will be the only name on the November ballot for the 37th District legislative […]