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Staff and Wire ... Sunday, May 24th, 2020

Here's the latest news from the Associated Press and KPR newsroom.

Associated Press Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

Staff and Wire ... Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Here are the headlines for the KPR listening area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Lawmakers on the House floor Thursday. (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Stephen Koranda Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Kansas lawmakers voted to reign in the governor's powers to respond to the coronavirus.

Staff and Wire ... Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Here are the headlines for the KPR listening area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Staff and Wire ... Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Here are the healdines for the KPR listening area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Movie theaters like this one in Wichita will be able to reopen on Friday. (Photo by Hugo Phan, KMUW)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Governor Laura Kelly will ease some of the state's restrictions aimed at controlling coronavirus.

Finney County, as of Monday, ranked second behind Ford County for the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Kansas.  (Photo by Angie Haflich, High Plains Public Radio)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Finney County residents are now able to get a haircut and work-out in a gym, despite a rapidly accelerating increase in the rate of COVID-19 cases. The Finney County Commission, acting as the county’s board of public health, decided to follow the state’s reopening plan, which allows hair and nail salons, barber shops and tattoo parlors to open for pre-scheduled appointments. Gyms and fitness centers are also allowed to reopen, but without access to locker rooms or group classes.

Staff and Wire ... Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Here are the headlines for our listening area, from the KPR newsroom. 

Four inmates and two employees have died of COVID-19 at the Lansing Correctional Facility. (File Photo: KMUW Radio)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

The Kansas Department of Corrections is isolating inmates who test positive for the virus and has given masks to workers and inmates but correctional officers say guidelines for reducing the spread of COVID-19 are impossible to follow in a prison.  

The Kansas Statehouse in 2017. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, May 18th, 2020

The coronavirus is leading to state budget troubles and a looming deficit in Kansas.

Staff and Wire ... Monday, May 18th, 2020

Here are the headlines for the KPR listening area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Hog farmers say diets for their animals can be altered to prevent them from bulking up too much if they have to stay in barns longer than planned. (Photo by Amy Mayer, Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Monday, May 18th, 2020

COVID-19 outbreaks have idled some meatpacking plants.  And, pork processing fell nearly 40% across the Midwest in April. Now, pressure is mounting for regulators to investigate whether the big meat companies have engaged in unfair business practices.  

Associated Press Sunday, May 17th, 2020

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news, from the Associated Press and KPR newsroom.

Associated Press Saturday, May 16th, 2020

Here's the latest news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

The U.S. Air Force Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker, assigned to the 117th Air Refueling Squadron, 190th Air Refueling Wing, lands following its final mission at the Forbes Field, Kansas on September 11, 2004. (Photo from Wikipedia)
J. Schafer Friday, May 15th, 2020

The Kansas Air National Guard's 190th Air Refueling Wing is scheduled to perform a flyover across four cities in the state to salute healthcare workers, first responders and other frontline workers in the fight against the coronavirus.  Dubbed "Operation Kansas Strong," the flyovers will take place on Tuesday (May 19), beginning at 1 pm in Emporia, followed by flyovers in Manhattan, Topeka and Lawrence. 

Staff and Wire ... Friday, May 15th, 2020

Here are the headlines for the KPR listening area, as curated by KPR news staffers.  

(A barber shop in downtown Wichita was closed May 14, as it was not part of Governor Laura Kelly's first wave of businesses that could reopen. It'll be allowed to resume haircuts on Monday, May 18. (Photo by Stephan Bisaha, KMUW)
Kansas News Service Friday, May 15th, 2020

Kansans won’t have to wait long to return to the gym or the barber shop, but your neighborhood bar and local movie theater will stay closed until further notice.  On Thursday, Governor Laura Kelly modified her reopening plan, citing a still-rising number of coronavirus cases.

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly says she will ease stay-at-home orders using evidence-based data, but COVID-19 data used by the state omits many cases. (Photo from Mark Reinstein/Corbis via Getty Images and Kaiser Health News)
KCUR Radio Friday, May 15th, 2020

In a reversal of policy, Kansas leaders will now include asymptomatic COVID-19 cases in their assessments of virus trends as they evaluate when to take further steps to ease stay-at-home orders and other social distancing measures. The state had been omitting these cases from its data, painting an overly optimistic picture of the outbreak in Kansas.

The Topeka Correctional Facility has six coronavirus cases. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Staff at the state's prisons are raising concerns about the spread of coronavirus in the facilities.

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