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COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase by 25 to 2,174; 519 cases are active

Douglas County has reported 2,174 cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, an increase of 25 cases since Thursday. The county has averaged about 16 new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the health department. The current average of 16 ...

KU to allow fans at next home football game, other events in October

The bleachers inside David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium won’t look quite so empty at the KU football team’s next home game. After the Jayhawks played their Sept. 12 opener without any fans, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod announced Friday the team’s Oct. 3 matchup with Oklahoma State will ...

COVID-19 spikes in rural areas as Kansas cases jump by more than 1,300

TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas reported Friday that it had more than 1,300 new coronavirus cases over two days, and most of the biggest spikes over the past two weeks occurred in rural counties in the central and western parts of the state. The state Department of Health and Environment said Kansas ...

Pac-12 football to start Nov. 6; Mt. West targets Oct. 24

The Pac-12 is set to kickoff a seven-game football season Nov. 6 after it followed the Big Ten in overturning an August decision to punt on playing in the fall because of concerns about COVID-19. With the conference having secured daily COVID-19 testing for its athletes and been given the ...

The misery and camaraderie of Kansas college students in quarantine

Zach Zimmer’s roommates at Benedictine College had grown accustomed to seeing him stressed. But on the first Saturday in September, the college junior got them worried. He was running a temperature of 101.5. “We knew immediately at that moment,” Zimmer said, “that this could be ...

COVID-19 has Kansas lawmakers pondering broader oversight

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas have started pushing to give more of their colleagues a say in how the state manages protracted emergencies such as the coronavirus pandemic after months of conflict between them and Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. A Republican-led ...

Kansas legislator: Kelly’s staff wouldn’t release list of PPE suppliers

Topeka — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s office blocked a Kansas legislative committee from obtaining a list of the state’s personal protective equipment suppliers, a Republican lawmakers told colleagues Tuesday. Sen. Dennis Pyle of Hiawatha released emails during a meeting of a ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase by 34 to 2,118; 782 cases are active

Douglas County has reported 2,118 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 34 cases since Monday. The county has averaged about 19 new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the health department. The current average of 19 new ...

56 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed at KU; 7-day positive rate inches higher

The University of Kansas announced Tuesday that it has confirmed another 56 cases of COVID-19 since it last released data on Friday, bringing the university's cumulative case total to 938. In the most recent seven-day period for which data is available, Sept. 14-20, the KU community also ...