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Customers Randy and Nancy Cree eat dinner in the dining room of the Chic-A-Dee Cafe In Topeka, Kan., Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Some booths are closed in order to maintain distance. Restaurant dining rooms, retail stores and some offices began reopening Monday after Kansas lifted a statewide stay-at-home order. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Kansas still mulling inmate releases despite prison outbreak

May. 6, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly said Wednesday that she's still considering releasing some Kansas inmates early because of the coronavirus pandemic even though an outbreak of hundreds of cases has one prison under quarantine. Kelly confirmed last week during an Associated Press interview that the...

Kansas, Missouri manufacturers face hurdles amid coronavirus

Apr. 17, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Mark Hess saw reports last month about a shortage of ventilators looming because of the COVID-19 pandemic, he went to a museum in Great Bend, Kansas, to check out its 1950s model of an iron lung, the mechanical respirator used to help polio victims breathe. With ventilators scarce,...

Farmers in rural Kansas still working despite virus outbreak

Apr. 17, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Only eight souls live on the square-mile section where Jeff Hatfield farms south of Wichita: him, his wife, daughter, son-in-law, three grandchildren and a neighbor. The coronavirus pandemic still managed to find him. Not, thankfully, in the form of sickness. For him, the...

Recent Missouri editorials

Mar. 31, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 28 Missouri is quickly becoming a national outlier for its lackluster response to the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Mike Parson has declined to provide guidance to school districts. He resists imposing a statewide shelter-in-place order as other states have done, and he refuses to...

Recent Kansas editorials

Mar. 31, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

The Kansas City Star, March 29 Once again, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has acted to protect her constituents, imposing a statewide stay-at-home order on Saturday in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. Without nearly enough equipment or tests, not to mention ICU beds, and no vaccine or proven treatment beyond...