State News

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — When Andrew Knight’s unemployment benefits landed in his bank account on a recent Monday instead of Thursday as usual, he thought the payment was merely early. He swiftly spent it paying…

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University is reviewing its options after a tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd prompted outrage from several students, including two football players who threatened to…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A spike in reported coronavirus cases has prompted a northeast Kansas community to take a step back in reopening its economy and led the commanding general of a nearby U.S. Army…

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Kansas jumped by 568, fueled in part by outbreaks in sports practices and tournaments. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Friday that…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ Democratic governor is locked in a new partisan dispute with the Republican-controlled Legislature over her plan to largely paper over a massive budget shortfall tied to the coronavirus pandemic with…

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Many department chairs at the University of Kansas are pushing back against the school’s plan to have classroom instruction in the fall, saying they should have the option to teach…

From The Manhattan Mercury Citing community spread of COVID-19, Riley County officials issued new guidelines curtailing public activities. “The data for our community indicates the need for more restrictions,” said Julie Gibbs, local health officer. …

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The top election official in Kansas violated the state’s open records law by refusing to release the names of people who cast provisional ballots or say whether their votes were…

TOPEKA — Facing the prospect of standing in line at polling places amid the coronavirus pandemic, requests from Kansans for mail ballots continue to come in at a record clip. As of June 17, more…

TOPEKA — The head of the agency that’s overseeing Kansas’ response to historic unemployment rates during the coronavirus pandemic resigned Monday. Governor Laura Kelly said in a statement that Kansas Department of Labor Secretary Delía…