Kansas State Fair outlines $2.3 million revenue shortfall, requests budget bailout
TOPEKA — Cancelling commercial aspects of the Kansas State Fair compelled the organization to halt building renovations, impose staffing cuts and set in motion a plan to raid its charitable foundation to cover an estimated $2.3 million revenue shortfall. David Tobias, interim general manager of the state fair, said the state fair could avoid some […]
Kansas educator urges students to tap into COVID-19 experience via TikTok, Instagram
University of Kansas faculty member says K-12 students can explore COVID-19's impact on their lives through TikTok, Instagram and other social media.
KU disciplines two fraternities for ‘selfish, irresponsible’ approach to COVID-19
The University of Kansas orders two fraternities to stop hosting social gatherings in violation of COVID-19 protocols.
Postal Service bill passed by U.S. House splits Kansas delegation on party line
Kansas' three GOP members of U.S. House voted against, and the delegation's lone Democrat endorsed, bill blocking changes to Postal Service until Jan. 1.
Emergency paycheck loan program delivers $5 billion to 53,000 Kansas businesses
TOPEKA — Chevrolet dealer Jeff Longbine understood the economic damage to sales from the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential benefit of an emergency federal loan program fashioned to sustain small businesses and prevent employee layoffs. He applied for and received $336,000 under the Paycheck Protection Program, which is the $669 billion nationwide initiative created through […]
Kansas refugee programs struggle as funding, resettlements dwindle
Samuel Dermas Habtemariam came to Wichita as a refugee of the East African country Eritrea with a PhD in teaching English in a foreign language, but even with such relevant education, he needed help navigating unfamiliar terrain. Habtemariam, a doctoral student at the University of Kansas, came to the United States after spending 10 years […]