Additional positive COVID-19 cases send Hutchinson Correctional Facility into lockdown
Kansas Department of Corrections secretary Jeff Zmuda said Wednesday a lockdown has been initiated at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility central unit after additional staff and inmates tested positive for COVID-19. This week, 84 inmates and 10 staff tested positive, bringing the total number of people infected in the facility to 99 inmates and 17 staff […]
Kansas attorney general asks feds to ease driver’s license reinstatment
Attorney General Derek Schmidt endorses federal reform to reduce impediments to renewal of a driver's license not tied to motorist safety issues.
Kansas delegation beats drum for jobless aid, liability cloak, ‘sound’ tax reform
Kansas congressional delegation anxious to push bills on unemployment benefit, business liability protection and tax reform for recording industry.
Kansas secretary of state says no to Trump’s proposed delay of November election
Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab said Thursday there was no reason to delay the November election, contrary to a suggestion made by President Donald Trump on Twitter. Trump said, without evidence, that mail-in voting in this year’s election would be historically fraudulent and inaccurate. His proposed solution was to delay voting until people are […]
Kansas executive order extends option to renew driver’s licenses online
Gov. Laura Kelly renews executive order allowing people under 65 to apply for driver's license renewals online.
Employee at Topeka women’s prison dies from COVID-19
A facility maintenance supervisor for the state-run women’s prison in Topeka has died after being infected with COVID-19. The Kansas Department of Corrections said Richard Rose, 74, died on Saturday. He was a 17-year employee at the agency. Rose is the third staff member and the first at Topeka Correctional Facility to die after being […]
New tool makes driver’s test prep accessible for Spanish-speaking Kansans
Spanish-speaking Kansans can practice for their driver’s test in their first language by using a newly developed Alexa skill. The tool, released by the Kansas Department of Revenue in partnership with the Information Network of Kansas, is the first driver’s license practice test in the nation to accommodate both English and Spanish speakers. According to […]
Gov. Laura Kelly urges railroads in Kansas to maintain two-person crews
The Kansas Department of Transportation, with Gov. Laura Kelly's blessing, calls for maintaining two-person crews in railroad locomotive engines.
New Kansas policy makes lung cancer screening free for at-risk patients
A new Kansas Department of Health and Environment policy makes lung cancer screenings available at little to no cost for Medicaid recipients at high risk of the disease. The policy, which went into effect July 1, adds low-dose CT scans to KanCare coverage for people between the ages of 55 and 77 who currently smoke […]
Conflict persists about Gov. Laura Kelly’s power to impose school health orders
House Minority Leader Dan Hawkins says Gov. Laura Kelly is wrong to believe county commissions can't block her order for all in K-12 schools wear a mask.
Norton inmate tests positive for COVID-19
Kansas Department of Corrections secretary Jeff Zmuda on Thursday said an inmate at the state-run prison in Norton had tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total of corrections facilities with known infections to eight. The infected man was among 96 residents in the minimum security unit at the Norton Correctional Facility. All of the unit’s […]
KU anticipates $120M revenue shortfall, $30M in direct COVID-19 expenses
University of Kansas says COVID-19 will cause a $120 million revenue shortfall this fiscal year and trigger $30 million in health and safety expenditures.