Tag: Sedgwick County

A couple of months ago I wrote an article on supporting family caregivers.   You might remember that I mentioned family caregivers, often referred to as informal caregivers, provide 90% of the long-term care offered…

​Is politics a game? Many seem to think so. Meanwhile, the real work remains undone, while many lives are at stake. ​First there is Aaron Coleman. Only 20 years old, he defeated longtime Kansas City…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Bar owners in Kansas’ largest city are challenging rules designed to slow the spread of COVID-19, hoping to use the courts to overturn a mask mandate, limits on public gatherings and…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Election officials in Sedgwick County say those drop-off ballot boxes used in the Nov. 3 election were “wildly popular” and are here to stay. Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman told the Wichita…

The city of Wichita said it will work with Sedgwick County to enforce the county’s new public health order. The order passed last week tightens restrictions on certain businesses and mass gatherings, and it requires…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican county commissioner in Kansas resigned Friday after the local district attorney concluded there was sufficient evidence to begin ouster proceedings for his role in plotting to cover up their…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ largest public school district has scrapped plans to allow its middle and high school students to attend some in-person classes and three counties have imposed new restrictions inspired by the…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Restaurants won’t have to close early in Kansas’ largest city and bars won’t be shut down as long as a local health officer wanted because of the coronavirus pandemic. Commissioners in…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A local public health official plans to close bars and restrict restaurant hours in the state’s largest city and the surrounding area until after Labor Day because of a surge in…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Sedgwick County Commission has no immediate plans to follow a White House task force report that lays out additional measures officials should take to slow the spread of COVID-19. A…