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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 ...

$450K grant program set to open for Douglas County businesses hit by pandemic

Area businesses that have been hit hard by the pandemic will have a chance to get a share of $450,000 in grant money, beginning Wednesday. Downtown Lawrence Inc. will begin accepting applications for grants at noon on Sept. 23. The downtown organization has been chosen by county officials to ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase by 88 to 2,084; 752 cases are active

Douglas County has reported 2,084 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 88 cases since Friday. 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 ...

2 staff members, 1 inmate at Douglas County Jail test positive for COVID-19

Two staff members and an inmate at the Douglas County Jail have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a social media post by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office began testing all inmates and jail staff for the coronavirus in late August after two staff members ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase by 16 to 1,968; 687 cases are active

Douglas County has reported 1,968 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, an increase of 16 cases since Wednesday. The county has averaged about 18 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 18 ...