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Associated Press Sunday, March 15th, 2020

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Associated Press Saturday, March 14th, 2020

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

Coronavirus fighting supplies (Photo by J. Schafer)
J. Schafer Friday, March 13th, 2020

A price-gouging law is now in effect across Kansas. Attorney General Derek Schmidt says the law prohibits anyone from profiteering by raising the price on items that consumers find necessary because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Associated Press Friday, March 13th, 2020

Here are the area headlines for this Friday the 13th, 2020, as compiled by KPR news staffers.  

An image from the Centers for Disease Control fo what coronavirus looks like.
J. Schafer Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Kansas has recorded its first fatality associated with coronavirus.  The victim, a man in his 70s, lived at a long term care facility in Wyandotte County and suffered from underlying health issues.  Governor Laura Kelly held a nighttime news conference at the Kansas Statehouse to make the announcement.  Earlier in the day, she declared a state of emergency.  

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly speaks with secretaries Lee Norman and Laura Howard. (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Jim McLean Thursday, March 12th, 2020

The governor also declared a state of emergency.

The Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City was canceled Thursday morning as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.  Later in the day, the NCAA canceled its national tournament for both men and women.  (Photo from Lawrence Journal-World)
Staff and Wire ... Thursday, March 12th, 2020

The Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City has been canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.  All Power Five conferences, and many others, have made the same decision.  It remains unclear whether the NCAA will continue with its own modified plans to hold March Madness tournament games across the country. 

Associated Press Thursday, March 12th, 2020

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Watson Library at the University of Kansas is the school's largest and oldest library.  (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 12th, 2020

University of Kansas students are on spring break this week, but they won't be attending classes on campus anytime soon. KU isn't closing its Lawrence campus, but it will be moving classes online due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus. Update: Kansas State University has now announced similar plans for keeping students off campus.

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly appointed K.J. Wall to the state Supreme Court at a news conference Wednesday. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Keynen “KJ” Wall will replace retired Justice Lawton Nuss.

Associated Press Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

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Calves at Gardiner Angus Ranch in Ashland, Kansas. (Photo by Corinne Boyer, Kansas News Service)
High Plains Pub... Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

The state of Kansas is leading an effort to create a system for tracing deadly diseases in live cattle.  

KDHE Secretary Lee Norman at a press conference Saturday, confirming the first known case of COVID-19 in Kansas. (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

The Kansas response to the novel coronavirus is being led by Dr. Lee Norman, the secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Norman says Kansas is ahead of the curve when it comes to preparedness.

Associated Press Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

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Officials with the Univerity of Kansas Hospital say a patient with COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, has been admitted.  (Photo from KU Hospital)
KCUR Radio Monday, March 9th, 2020

The University of Kansas Hospital says it has admitted a patient with COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus.

Associated Press Monday, March 9th, 2020

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

Emporia State's first game in the NCAA tournament is Friday night against fifth-seeded Southeastern Oklahoma.
Greg Echlin Monday, March 9th, 2020

The Emporia State University Lady Hornets will travel to Central Missouri later this week as a number-4 seed in one of the eight NCAA regionals played around the country.

 A weekly roundtable discussion about what's happening at the Kansas Statehouse from the Kansas News Service
Kansas News Service Monday, March 9th, 2020

Some Kansas lawmakers say simply moving the statewide vote on the anti-abortion amendment from the August Primary to the November general election could end the stalemate over abortion and Medicaid expansion.  

Associated Press Sunday, March 8th, 2020

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

Associated Press Saturday, March 7th, 2020

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

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