Postal Service bill passed by U.S. House splits Kansas delegation on party line
Kansas' three GOP members of U.S. House voted against, and the delegation's lone Democrat endorsed, bill blocking changes to Postal Service until Jan. 1.
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 […]
KU group seeks delay of in-person instruction, fraternities put parties on ice
KU faculty, staff leaders ask for two-week delay in scheduled Monday start of in-person classes, while KU fraternities ban parties to deter COVID-19.
Kansas rights commission embracing broader definition of sex discrimination
Kansas Human Rights Commission is expanding its reach following federal court decision defining sex discrimination to include LGBTQ complaints.
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran touts potential of new $356 million federal prison at Leavenworth
LEAVENWORTH — U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran joined the U.S. Bureau of Prisons director and the Leavenworth penitentiary warden Thursday to extol allocation of $356 million for construction of a new prison and satellite prison camp that would keep one of the area’s largest employers intact. Moran said it was the largest federally financed building project […]
U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall describes Postal Service controversy as ‘so-called crisis’
U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall says "fearmongering" by Democrats, journalists give rise to fake crisis at U.S. Postal Service.
KDHE: Wider testing, quicker results ‘secret sauce’ to dealing with COVID-19 in Kansas
KDHE secretary, Senate GOP leader agree Kansas needs to ramp up COVID-19 testing capacity, speed lab turnaround times.
Sen. Jerry Moran urges U.S. postmaster to work with Congress on bipartisan reform
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran asks Postal Service to pause unilateral reforms and work with Congress on bipartisan bill to stabilize the agency.
Gov. Laura Kelly reimposes temporary statewide ban on foreclosures, evictions
TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly’s frustration with inability of Congress to advance a new coronavirus relief package culminated Monday in signing of an executive order prohibiting mortgage foreclosures as well as residential or commercial evictions in Kansas due to financial hardship created by the pandemic. She said her order was identical to a statewide mandate […]
White House COVID-19 czar calls for deeper Kansas commitment to prevention
White House's COVID-19 coordinator urges Kansas officials to urge wearing of masks, social distancing and to limit gatherings to thwart spread of virus.
GOP senators rip state health agency on COVID-19 contact tracing, question death toll
State Sens. Caryn Tyson and Gene Suellentrop take issue with KDHE's approach to contact tracing and death totals in COVID-19 pandemic.
Former Pizza Hut guru delivers sizzling rebuke, demands $63 million from Kansas
Former Pizza Hut magnate Gene Bicknell is frustrated state of Kansas refuses to make court-ordered payment to him that stands at $63 million.