Town Talk

Yes, some local candidates running as Democrats were Republicans not long ago

The local election season is hitting a key moment with Monday’s filing deadline near, and some readers have questions about some of the politics behind the races. Two questions seem to be the most frequent: Why is there a dearth of local Republican candidates, and have some of the Democrats ...

Douglas County’s unemployment, now at nearly 16%, continues to set records

Douglas County’s unemployment rate is now estimated to be at about 16%, which makes it more than 2.5 times higher than at any point in the modern era. KU economist and researcher Donna Ginther continues to use state data to make weekly estimates of unemployment rates for every county in the ...