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Number of coronavirus cases in Kansas jumps by 568

Jun. 26, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Kansas jumped by 568, fueled in part by outbreaks in sports practices and tournaments. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Friday that there were now 13,538 cases, up 4.3% from Wednesday and 12% from last Friday. The state...

Tuition increasing at 4 of 6 public universities in Kansas

Jun. 19, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Tuition will remain flat at the University of Kansas and Kansas State but will increase slightly this fall at the state's other four public universities. The Kansas Board of Regents approved Wednesday an increase of 2% at Wichita State University, 2.4% at Emporia State University, 2.5%...

Paycheck Loans halt collapse for small Kansas businesses

Jun. 5, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Pharmaceutical companies and large hotel chains snatched up emergency COVID-19 federal loans meant for businesses typically with 500 or fewer employees. In Kansas, however, it appears most of its $4.9 billion in Paycheck Protection Program money landed where Congress intended: on the...