COVID-19

Kansas senators consider requiring public schools to provide in-person learning option...

TOPEKA — Kansas legislators are considering a bill that would seize the authority from elected school boards to determine what learning options must be...

One-dose vaccine poised for FDA green light after advisory panel OK

WASHINGTON — A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Friday gave its green light to a COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, signaling that...

‘Frankenstein’ bill in Kansas House reshapes public school funding, penalizes remote...

TOPEKA — Behemoth legislation that reshapes the financing of public schools awaits consideration in the House after the K-12 Budget Committee bundled numerous controversial...

KU faculty straw poll finds weak support for no-confidence vote on...

LAWRENCE — Frustration simmered among University of Kansas' members of Faculty Senate who characterized the way top campus administrators were maneuvering through the COVID-19...

Senate bill would punish Kansas employers for requiring COVID-19 vaccinations

TOPEKA — Sen. Mark Steffen pushed colleagues Thursday to support his legislation banning employers from requiring workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying lawmakers...

Kansas House bill suspends speedy-trial law to avoid freeing accused murderers,...

Kansas House passes bill suspending state law defining a speedy trial to keep judges from releasing accused murderers and rapists.

GOP senators eager to answer COVID-19 with explicit Kansas emergency management...

Kansas Senate committee takes carving knife to state emergency management law to more specifically limit a governor's authority in disasters.

Fraudsters bilk Kansas unemployment system for up to $600M, audit concludes

TOPEKA — A report issued Wednesday by the Legislature's auditing division estimates up to $600 million in fraudulent unemployment claims may have been paid...

Governor: Kansas pays out $290M in fraudulent jobless claims

Kansas officials estimate $290 million in fraudulent state and federal unemployment benefits were issued in 2020 as COVID-19 raged.

Kelly seeks state, federal funding to restore Kansas unemployment trust fund,...

Kansas officials seek $37 million from the state and additional federal funding to upgrade and maintain the unemployment benefit computer system.

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