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Kansas among 14 states with most rapid COVID-19 spread

TOPEKA — Kansas is among the top 14 states in the country for the most rapid spread of coronavirus, and in the top 14 states for having the least restrictions on activities, the state's top health official said Tuesday. Lee Norman, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and ...

KU Alumni Association received $600,000 COVID-19 stimulus loan, records show

The University of Kansas’ Alumni Association applied for and received a federal Paycheck Protection Program loan of $606,200 in early April, just before the COVID-19 pandemic was at its initial peak in Kansas, records show. Like small businesses and nonprofits across the country, the Alumni ...

Republican PAC launches campaign against Senate candidate Kobach

TOPEKA — A new Republican political action committee has launched what it says will be a $3 million campaign in Kansas with an ad that says GOP Senate candidate and immigration hardliner Kris Kobach has ties to white supremacists. Kobach campaign spokesperson Danedri Herbert said Tuesday ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 7, 2020

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Ex-officer gets 4 months for deadly crash near Arrowhead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A former police officer was sentenced Tuesday to four months in jail for causing a 2018 wreck that killed a Kansas teenager and injured two others outside the stadium where the Kansas City Chiefs play. Thirty-five-year-old Terrell Watkins pleaded guilty in early June to ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase to 354; 179 remain active

Douglas County has reported 354 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 103 cases since Friday. In Douglas County, 175 out of the 354 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s online map noted that 7,178 Douglas County ...

Kansas reports 982 more cases linked to coronavirus outbreak

TOPEKA — Kansas reported 982 more confirmed coronavirus cases and three more deaths as the state seeks to combat the surging outbreak with a mask mandate. The state Department of Health and Environment reported Monday that Kansas has had 16,901 cases, up 6% from Friday. Kansas also has ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 6, 2020

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge virus can spread in air

LONDON — More than 200 scientists have called for the World Health Organization and others to acknowledge that the coronavirus can spread in the air — a change that could alter some of the current measures being taken to stop the pandemic. In a letter published in the journal Clinical ...