Schmidt campaign kicks hole in Kelly’s narrative of full Kansas job recovery from COVID-19
GOP gubernatorial candidate Derek Schmidt challenged Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's assertion Kansas regained 157,000 jobs lost to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kansas doctors stress need to stay vigilant as monkeypox becomes a public health emergency
TOPEKA — Kansas doctors are hoping to combat misinformation and general fatigue toward infection control protocols as a new public health emergency emerges, this time for monkeypox. COVID-19 cases have leveled out the past few weeks in Kansas, and heat maps nationwide show similar trends, but the public health emergency remains with warnings about new […]
Biden tests positive for COVID-19 again in ‘rebound’ infection
WASHINGTON — The White House announced that President Joe Biden tested positive again for COVID-19 late Saturday morning in what his physician said represented “rebound” positivity. “The President has experienced no reemergence of symptoms, and continues to feel quite well,” his physician, Kevin C. O’Connor, said in a letter to press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre released […]
Kansas doctors warn of lax approach to coronavirus variants
TOPEKA — Doctors with the University of Kansas Health System warn of a lack of preparation surrounding a COVID-19 subvariant driving rising case numbers. The BA.5 variant has led health care providers in eastern Kansas to report levels similar to surges seen with Delta and Omicron. Steve Stites, chief medical officer for the University of […]
Biden tests negative for COVID, announces he’s back to in-person work
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden held a celebratory speech in the Rose Garden on Wednesday, marking his return to the Oval Office less than a week after testing positive for COVID-19. Biden used the event to encourage Americans to keep updated on their COVID-19 boosters, to test for the virus using the free rapid tests […]
Biden: ‘I’m feeling much better than I sound’ after COVID diagnosis
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has begun using an albuterol inhaler intermittently to treat symptoms related to COVID-19, but is feeling well, according to White House officials and the president on Friday. “I’m feeling much better than I sound,” Biden said during a virtual meeting on gas prices with his economic advisers Friday afternoon. When […]
Biden tests positive for COVID-19
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms, the White House announced Thursday morning. Biden, 79, is fully vaccinated against the virus and has twice received booster doses, according to the statement. He is taking Paxlovid, an antiviral prescription medication that is meant to reduce the severity of […]
Early demand for under-5 COVID-19 vaccines promising amid rising case numbers, Kansas doctors say
TOPEKA — As COVID-19 case numbers approach levels not seen since February, Kansas doctors are encouraging parents to get their children vaccinated. A month removed from the vaccine receiving emergency use authorization for children younger than 5, Danielle Johnson, a clinical psychologist with the University of Kansas Health System, said many pediatricians’ offices are running […]
Kansas senator’s bullying of county health officials is the height of self-regarding delusion
Kansas Sen. Mark Steffen acts as though he’s the hero in his own story. In reality, he’s a single state legislator drunk on imagined power. The Hutchinson anesthesiologist’s high-on-his-own-supply tendencies have been apparent for a while now, but his latest posturing deserves special note. He decided to send a letter to the Reno County health […]
Kansas senator seeks dismissal of county health officers over COVID-19 vaccines for children
TOPEKA — Kansas Sen. Mark Steffen is calling for the top health officials in Reno County to resign or be fired for offering COVID-19 vaccines to young children. In a June email to the county health department, the Hutchinson Republican, one of the most vocal legislators speaking out against the safe and effective vaccines, urged […]
Kansas GOP governor candidate arrested on felony charge plunges ahead with campaign
Campaign for Republican Party's nomination for Kansas governor features Attorney General Derek Schmidt and recently arrested Kincaid resident Arlyn Briggs.
Kansas Board of Regents extends deadline for university action on employee dismissal policy
Kansas Board of Regents grants state university officials until Dec. 31 to implement policy on dismissal of campus employees, including tenured professors.