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COVID-19 dims recession-inspired draw of Kansas community colleges as retraining crucibles

Kansas community college enrollment falls 14%, but officials expect a rebound as health, economics of COVID-19 sorted out in next year.

Hoyt council president blasts Jackson County’s ‘insulting’ use of CARES Act...

TOPEKA — A small-town leader blasted the Jackson County Commission for its decision to use pandemic relief funding on “pet projects,” including the remodel...

Kansas unemployment settles at 5.9% in September, half April tally driven...

TOPEKA — Kansas has recovered nearly half of 144,000 jobs lost during March and April when the COVID-19 pandemic led to a statewide economic...

This pandemic-survival message brought to you by a scrapper in Cottonwood...

Bryan Williams saw danger on the horizon back in February. Williams and his wife, Janice Keller-Williams, own Keller Feed and Wine Co. in downtown Cottonwood...

Mental health expert: Vulnerability, inconvenience drive refusal to wear mask

TOPEKA — A leading mental health expert at the University of Kansas Health System says the psychology behind whether people choose to wear a...

Federal rural health panel led by former Gov. Jeff Colyer offers...

WASHINGTON — The pandemic is ripping through rural America, but the website for a federal advisory panel on rural health led by former Kansas...

LaTurner, De La Isla clash on Medicaid, Dreamers and reject idea...

Kansas 2nd District congressional candidates LaTurner and De La Isla say in debate they oppose defunding law enforcement officers.

Hospital staffing and capacity a concern for Kansas communities as COVID-19...

TOPEKA — Concerns are growing about adequate staffing levels and bed capacity at Kansas hospitals and nursing homes strained by rising COVID-19 cases. Hospitals in...

Report: Kansas obesity rate at 10.6% for youth ages 10 to...

Kansas' obesity rate among youth 10-17 years old is an impressive 10.6%, but the state's adult rate is more than three times higher.

A short Kansas Statehouse mask-wearing drama ends well — this time

Here’s a new installment of must-see TV from the Kansas Legislature. In this four-minute episode, one man gives a halting, emotional plea about how much...

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