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Kansas jobless claims highest since pandemic started

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Kansas jobless claims are shooting up to a level not seen since the COVID-19 pandemic started, reflecting new trouble for the state as it...

ACLU’s legal director departs

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American Civil Liberties Union legal director Lauren Bonds, once described as "quiet thunder," is stepping down after playing a pivotal role in the group's...

Mann makes staff annnouncements

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As he sets up shop, Congressman-elect Tracey Mann on Friday announced he's hired a couple of staffers who have experience with U.S. Sen. Jerry...

Kansas sees new surge in jobless claims

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Jobless claims in Kansas are surging again, signaling the state could hit another rough economic patch as the spread of COVID-19 continues to accelerate. Initial...

Universities facing $1.2 billion maintenance backlog, report says

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A new report shows that state universities are facing a $1.2 billion maintenance backlog, an increase of about $332 million since a less intensive...

Kansas birthrate hits new record low

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The Kansas birthrate bottomed out in 2019, falling to its lowest point in more than 100 years and raising concerns about the state's economy...

Legislature’s top tax expert retiring

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The Legislature's top tax expert is retiring from the research department after 34 years. Chris Courtwright, a veteran of three decades of debates over tax...

Legislature tackles student-athlete endorsements

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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...

UPDATED: Governor names KU official new cabinet secretary

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(Upated to reflect developments from 9:15 a.m. news conference) Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday morning named an official from the University of Kansas with experience...

Sunflower Sunday Reader: Fate of Medicaid expansion in Kansas; Climate change...

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Good morning: Hope everyone had a festive and safe Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Also, we hope you are not adversely affected by the winter storm striking...