Kansas’ unemployment rate dips to 5.3% in October, down from April high of 11.9%
Good news in Kansas unemployment report for October: Jobless rate falls to 5.3% to continue a sixth-month trend during COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 puts extraordinary spin on planning for 2021 session of Kansas Legislature
Kansas Legislature is under pressure to decide how to upgrade communication technology at the Capitol and prepare for the 2021 session opening in January.
KDHE: Kansas hospitals prefer to surge COVID-19 capacity without erecting tent cities
KDHE secretary warns of building pressure on hospital staff, while Kansas doctor tells mask deniers the COVID-19 threat isn't political — "it's hell."
Where Kansas fits in the struggle for control of the U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON — Democrats have a shot at winning the White House, capturing the Senate majority and keeping their hold on the House — an election result that could dramatically shift the policy agenda away from the gridlock that’s gripped the nation’s capital for years. In the Senate, the clearest route to that outcome is through […]
Marshall advocates financial reform of Social Security; Bollier objects to benefit cuts
TOPEKA — There was no surprise Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roger Marshall was asked during a campaign stop at a southeast Kansas senior center about potential of the Social Security system running out of money. “Is there anything you plan to make sure it stays there. I’m worried,” a man said during the Sept. 4 […]
Kansas health organizations seek reversal of decline in child vaccination
A trio of Kansas health organizations are concerned with reduction in child immunizations and wellness visits to clinics amid COVID-19.
Kansas state Rep. Leonard Mastroni dies after lengthy illness
TOPEKA — Republican state Rep. Leonard Mastroni, a former district court judge and county commissioner, died on Wednesday, officials said. Mastroni, 71, of La Crosse, was running unopposed to another term in the Kansas House representing the 117th District in southwest Kansas. He was a conservative lawmaker who since 2017 served Edwards, Hodgeman, Kiowa and […]
Trump tells far-right group to ‘stand back and stand by’ in presidential debate
President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Tuesday night’s chaotic and messy presidential debate were each asked how they would deal with the nation’s institutional racism. Trump directly addressed a far-right group, the Proud Boys, telling them to “stand back and stand by,” and failed to answer a question about why Americans should […]
Kansas Senate panel backs appointment of new healing arts board director
Kansas Senate committee votes to remove interim tag from executive director of the Kansas Board of Healing Arts, which monitors 31,000 health professionals.
Michelle De La Isla: U.S. House candidate pledges liberty, justice for all in Kansas
Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla, Democratic nomine for U.S. House in the 2nd District, wants Kansans to have an honest conversation about race.
Kansas Board of Regents to seek restoration of $35 million cut from university budgets
The Kansas Board of Regents will ask lawmakers to restore $35 million cut from state aid to universities despite a looming budget crisis.
Former HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius: ‘God help us’ with vaccine rollout
Former HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius has reservations about Trump administration's ability to deliver COVID-19 vaccine to the nation.