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Lessons for pandemic survival from those who’ve already lived it

These are challenging and scary times. It seems the landscape of our world changes faster than we have ever seen before. Sometimes within a day. Sometimes within a few hours. And yet, there are people in our community stepping up to care for and provide for the needs of those who need help. ...

Amid pandemic, City of Eudora won’t collect late fees for utilities

As many people face economic hardship because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Eudora City Commission has agreed not to collect late fees added to delinquent city utility payments during the pandemic. The measure, which was approved on Monday, builds on a statewide order issued by Gov. Laura ...

Douglas County count of identified COVID-19 cases reaches 22

Story updated at 5:08 p.m. Saturday: Local health officials announced Saturday that 22 Douglas County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began. The local cases involve one person in their late teens, eight people in their 20s, seven people in their 30s, two people ...

Kansas governor issues statewide stay-at-home order

Story updated at 5:09 p.m. Saturday TOPEKA — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly issued a statewide order Saturday requiring people to stay in their homes to slow the spread of the coronavirus, waiting until nearly three-quarters of the state's residents were already facing such directives. Kansas ...

13 identified cases of COVID-19 reported in Douglas County

Story updated at 3:32 p.m. Thursday Kansas health officials announced Thursday that 13 Douglas County residents have now tested positive for COVID-19. Amid nationwide concerns about limited testing, the state had recorded 168 positive cases of the disease, with three deaths, as of late ...

Douglas County reporting 10 identified cases of COVID-19

Story updated at 9:39 p.m. Wednesday Ten Douglas County residents have now tested positive for COVID-19, the local health department announced Wednesday. Previously, the number of identified cases in the county had stood at six. Nine of the current cases are travel related, while one, ...

Hobbs Park mural vandalized again, and that’s OK with artist for now

A section of the mural on the stadium at Hobbs Park, at 11th and Delaware streets, has been vandalized again — this time to reflect a hopeful message during the deadly coronavirus outbreak. The signs in the image formerly said "We demand equal rights," "Food not bombs" and "Save the tree." ...

Local stores offer drive-thru grocery pickup, but it may take days to receive order

Local grocery stores are offering a drive-thru grocery pickup service, an action that may help reduce crowding in-store and allow for at-risk customers to maintain social-distancing guidelines during the coronavirus outbreak. In most cases, customers can order their groceries online, drive to ...

With isolation, domestic abuse activists fear an ‘explosive cocktail’

“Safer at Home.” It's a slogan of choice for the mandatory confinement measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. But it's not true for everyone. As the world's families hunker down, there's another danger, less obvious but just as insidious, that worries advocates and ...

A note about grocery store inserts in today’s Journal-World

A note to our readers: We have been getting a large number of calls this morning about the reduced number of grocery store advertisements listing weekly specials and deals in today’s print edition of the Journal-World. Please know that we understand how much you value that information from ...

As health experts warn of deadly consequences, Trump pushes for country to reopen

Story updated at 6:07 p.m. Tuesday WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is hoping the United States will be reopened by Easter as he weighs how to relax nationwide social-distancing guidelines to put some workers back on the job during the coronavirus outbreak. Trump's ...