State News

WICHITA, Kansas — Day cares, at a premium in Kansas in non-pandemic times, are essential businesses that can stay open while the state is under a stay-at-home order. Overall, they’re seeing a drop in the…

GARDEN CITY, Kansas — The Finney County Emergency Medical Service department, with its staff of 23, is conserving its N95 masks and only using them when a patient is positive for COVID-19. Like large hospitals,…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly strongly criticized the U.S. government Thursday as unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic and said her state hasn’t gotten needed supplies despite multiple requests approved since mid-March. The…

PARSONS, Kan. (AP) — A woman is jailed on suspicion of driving drunk and fatally injuring a pedestrian in Parsons. Tiffany Jakee, 29, of Parsons, was jailed without bond Thursday afternoon in Labette County on…

SCOTT CITY, Kan. (AP) — A western Kansas man was arrested and jailed after he allegedly told an 11-year-old girl that he was going to give her the coronavirus and then coughed in her face.…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly took steps Tuesday to address what she described as hundreds of thousands of calls to the state labor office by making it easier for Kansans to receive unemployment…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Three Kansas prison workers have contracted the coronavirus in the first cases reported in the state’s prison system amid an outbreak that has one cash-strapped health system slashing pay. The Department…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An official in the Wichita area wants to temporarily close an abortion clinic during the coronavirus pandemic that has spawned another outbreak of cases at a Kansas nursing home. Sedgwick County…

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas businessman Bob Hamilton on Monday announced he’s running as a Republican for U.S. Senate. Hamilton threw his  name in the ring to be the Kansas Republican nominee for retiring…

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas nursing home chain linked to a coronavirus death in the Kansas City area has reported that 18 staffers and residents tested positive for the virus at another facility.…