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Commerce Department beefs up eco devo staffing

The Kansas Commerce Department on Tuesday beefed up its economic development staff with two new hirings to help lead the agency. Commerce Secretary David Toland...

Legislature approves loan program for struggling businesses

The Kansas Legislature early Friday morning passed legislation that will create a $60 million low-interest loan program for businesses struggling from the economic fallout...

Lawmakers eye credit assistance for struggling businesses

Lawmakers are working on a $60 million plan to provide credit assistance to businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. The Senate banking on Friday recommended a...

Republican steps up for Senate District 18 seat

A Republican has joined the race for the state Senate seat once held by Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. Kristen O’Shea has filed to run in...

Kansas unemployment claims fall 9%

Claims for unemployment continued flooding the Kansas Labor Department although they fell nearly 10% from a week earlier. The agency reports that 50,345 claims were...

Kansas unemployment claims up 1,700% over 2019

Claims for unemployment benefits in Kansas have shot up more than 1,700% from 2019, with the hospitality industry taking the biggest hit as the...

Legislature passes bill extending unemployment benefits

(Updated to reflect Senate action) With the economy running into turbulence in the face of the coronavirus, the Kansas Legislature on Tuesday agreed to extend...

Banks reach deal with credit unions

The state's banks and credit unions on Thursday cut a deal that will avert a showdown in the Legislature over tax policy. The banks agreed...

Amazon seeks approval for robotic deliveries

Meet Scout. It weighs about 100 pounds. It has six wheels. It's already a celebrity. And it may be coming to your Kansas neighborhood soon. In what reflects an...

Legislature tackles student-athlete endorsements

Kansas is joining the wave of states nationally seeking to allow college athletes to profit from their names, likenesses and images. Athletic directors from the...