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J. Schafer Monday, March 23rd, 2020

A “Stay at Home" order has been issued for Douglas County, effective Tuesday through April 23. It is similar to other "Stay at Home" orders taking effect at midnight for the Kansas City metro area, including Johnson, Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties.

Associated Press Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

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

Associated Press Saturday, March 21st, 2020

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

 A limited number of people were allowed in the Statehouse this week to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but staffers, lobbyists and lawmakers still found time to chat at the rail. (Photo by Daniel Caudill, Kansas News Service)
Stephen Koranda Friday, March 20th, 2020

Lawmakers left the Statehouse for an extended spring break caused by coronavirus.

J. Schafer Friday, March 20th, 2020

The University of Kansas is warning employees and students about new cyber-threats related to the coronavirus pandemic.  

Associated Press Friday, March 20th, 2020

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

Patrick Dugan's Coffee House in Garden City is no longer allowing public seating and instead is offering curbside services as businesses grapple to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Photo by Corinne Boyer, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, March 20th, 2020

Kansans are reaching out to help their friends and neighbors as the coronavirus crisis deepens. 

As of Thursday, there are no known cases of COVID-19 in Kansas prisons or jails. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 19th, 2020

As of Thursday, there were no reported cases of COVID-19 in Kansas correctional facilities, but the state's prisons - and many county jails - have suspended in-person visits to reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading. 

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has announced the closure of K-12 schools until August. (File photo, Kansas News Service)
Jim McLean Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Laura Kelly was the first governor in the nation to close all K-12 schools for the rest of the academic year. The action comes as the state and the nation try to stem the spread of coronavirus. Kelly says governors from around the country are now asking the federal government to help bolster state supplies of COVID-19 testing kits and ventilators.

Staff and Wire ... Thursday, March 19th, 2020

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

J. Schafer Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Despite recent rains in some parts of Kansas, Thursday's Grassland Fire Danger Forecast is Very High to Extreme across most of the state.

Associated Press Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

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

J. Schafer Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Thousands of Kansans are now working from home. Others expect pay cuts or layoffs. The unprecedented situation brought on by the coronavirus has raised many questions. But help is available from the Kansas Department of Labor.

 Photo by Stephan Bisaha, Kansas News Service
Kansas News Service Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Schools will be closed through the end of the academic year.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Lee Norman discussing state preparedness for the coronavirus at a statehouse news conference. (Photo Credit: Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Kansas officials are stepping up efforts against the coronavirus. They’ve imposed a ban on large gatherings and they’re urging anyone with symptoms to stay home until they can be tested.

Associated Press Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Happy St. Patrick's Day. Here are the headlines for our listening area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Associated Press Monday, March 16th, 2020

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

A weekly roundtable discussion about proceedings at the Kansas Statehouse during the Legislature’s annual session.
Jim McLean Monday, March 16th, 2020

With the coronavirus threatening to shorten the Kansas legislative session lawmakers remain far apart on the big issues of abortion and Medicaid expansion.

Staff and Wire ... Sunday, March 15th, 2020

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly recommends all public schools close, at least for a week, starting Monday, March 16. Health officials in some Kansas counties, including Douglas and Shawnee, have already forced schools and libraries to close for the next two weeks.

Dark clouds gather over the Kansas Statehouse (File photo by J. Schafer)
J. Schafer Sunday, March 15th, 2020

As concerns over coronavirus continue to grow, access to the Kansas Statehouse has been restricted. The 2020 session is set to resume Monday, but access will be limited to legislators, staffers and those with official state business.

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