COVID-19

‘Mask it or casket’: Democratic House candidate hopes GOP stricken by...

Kansas House Democratic candidate Aaron Coleman says GOP politicans shouldn't wear masks so they get sick and do poorly in November elections.

‘14,000 attempts’: Balky technology, expiring benefits worry workers, state leaders

Congress is continuing to squabble over whether to extend a federal supplement to unemployment insurance and, if they do, by how much. But as they...

‘A lot of anger’: Kansas authorities on alert for threats to...

TOPEKA — Kansas Department of Health and Environment secretary Lee Norman says he is used to "looking over my shoulder," behavior the lieutenant colonel...

Kansans take partisan view of U.S. House package aiding child care...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House stepped in to try to rescue the nation’s child care system from collapse under the weight of the pandemic. The...

Kansas officials endorse expenditure of $254 million in federal COVID-19 aid

The State Finance Council agreed to invest $254 million in federal COVID-19 aid in education, public health and economic development initiatives.

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.

New Kansas privacy law crimps contact tracing for COVID-19

TOPEKA — The Shawnee County Health Department took the extraordinary step of issuing a public health advisory July 7 warning travelers COVID-19 cases had...

Gov. Laura Kelly sounds COVID-19 alarm — again — as number...

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly warned Kansans on Monday indifference about wearing masks and social distancing may lead to new restrictions to battle COVID-19.

Kris Kobach not banking on Trump endorsement in U.S. Senate race

U.S. Senate candidate Kris Kobach says he can't count on a last-minute endorsement from President Trump to carry him to victory in the GOP primary.

Senate Republicans pursue pay cut for jobless, adjourn without action

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders slammed Republicans on Friday for leaving in the lurch millions of jobless Americans who are relying on enhanced unemployment benefits...

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