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Staff and Wire ... Thursday, May 14th, 2020

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

A first-grader practices spelling at Broken Arrow Elementary in Lawrence during a small-group phonics lesson in 2018. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Students will have spent five months out of the classroom because of the pandemic when they return in August. Researchers say some students may return to class in the fall with roughly 70 percent of the learning gains they would have received during a full school year.

Staff and Wire ... Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

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

A drive-through coronavirus testing center at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Kansans are beginning to emerge from the stay-at-home isolation mandated by Governor Laura Kelly due to the coronavirus. State health officials say Kansas will need many more people tracking the path of the coronavirus if it hopes to keep the pandemic under control.  

Sherri Calderwood has worked at a Topeka diner for 21 years but a health condition has her afraid to return during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Tens of thousands of Kansas are eager to go back to work as businesses closed by COVID-19 gradually reopen. But for some, it could mean choosing between a paycheck and their health.  

George "Bernie" Robare, left, died of COVID-19 on May 11. He is the first prison employee in Kansas known to have died of the virus. He is pictured with his wife, Susan Robare of Bonner Springs. (Photo courtesy of Rachel Robare)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

The family of a Kansas prison worker says he died of the coronavirus this week.

Staff and Wire ... Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

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

In April, protesters outside the Kansas Statehouse demanded that Governor Laura Kelly let businesses and activities return to normal. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, May 11th, 2020

Kansas residents and patients in under-resourced nursing homes, where outbreaks have fueled more than half of the state's coronavirus deaths, will likely pay the steepest price for the state reopening its economy.

Staff and Wire ... Monday, May 11th, 2020

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

Associated Press Sunday, May 10th, 2020

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

Associated Press Saturday, May 9th, 2020

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

Foster parents say virtual learning has been good for some children who have difficulty learning at school, but harder for others. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, May 8th, 2020

Kansas foster care officials are bracing for an greater-than-usual shortage of foster parents and the unknown consequences of pandemic trauma on children in the system.

Staff and Wire ... Friday, May 8th, 2020

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

Staff and Wire ... Thursday, May 7th, 2020

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

Staff and Wire ... Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

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

Staff and Wire ... Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

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

Governor Laura Kelly and K-State President Richard Myers conferred a degree upon retired Kansas farmer Dennis Ruhnke, of Troy, who sent an N95 mask to New York's governor.  Governor Kelly said Tuesday that Ruhnke shows the best in humanity and encapsulates what it means to be a Kansan. (Photo from governor's office.)
J. Schafer Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Governor Laura Kelly and K-State President Richard Myers conferred a degree Tuesday upon retired Kansas farmer Dennis Ruhnke, of Troy, who sent an N95 mask to New York's governor. Governor Kelly said Ruhnke shows the best in humanity and encapsulates what it means to be a Kansan.

Employees at the National Beef plant in Dodge City say they are afraid of being infected with COVID-19. (Photo by Corinne Boyer, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

More than 500 meatpacking plant workers in southwest Kansas have COVID-19 and two workers have died. Cases have been reported at National Beef, Cargill and Tyson processing plants..  

Associated Press Monday, May 4th, 2020

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

A Kansas polling place in November 2018. (Kansas News Service file photo)
Kansas News Service Monday, May 4th, 2020

Keeping polling places safe from the coronavirus, and offering more mail-in voting, will raise costs for Kansas counties this election cycle.

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