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US colleges struggle to salvage semester amid outbreaks

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Colleges across the country are struggling to salvage the fall semester amid skyrocketing coronavirus cases, entire dorm complexes and frat houses under quarantine, and flaring tensions with local community leaders over the spr...

 

Virus cases rise in US heartland, home to anti-mask feelings

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — It began with devastation in the New York City area, followed by a summertime crisis in the Sun Belt. Now the coronavirus outbreak is heating up fast in smaller cities in the heartland, often in conservative corners of America...

 

Suburban Kansas City commissioner warns of 'coming war'

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A commissioner for the most populous county in Kansas urged constituents to buy firearms and prepare for a "coming war" in a Facebook post that described a chaotic end to law and order. Mike Brown, a white member of the Johnson...

 

Chiefs nix headdresses, war paint to start NFL season

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — The roughly 17,000 fans of the Kansas City Chiefs who filed into Arrowhead Stadium for a masked and socially distanced start to the NFL season Thursday were prohibited from wearing headdresses or war paint amid a nationwide...

 

Chiefs, Texans booed as racial justice stand sparks outrage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NFL's new stance encouraging players to take a stand against racial injustice got its first test as some fans of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs booed during a moment of silence to promote the cause, touching...

 

9 Greek houses at University of Kansas told to quarantine

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Health officials ordered residents of nine University of Kansas fraternity and sorority chapter houses to quarantine for two weeks following a coronavirus outbreak on campus. The university opened its fall semester Monday with...

 

Kansas commission adds LGBT nondiscrimination protections

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — The commission that enforces Kansas' nondiscrimination laws will begin hearing claims from people who allege they are being mistreated because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The Kansas Human Rights Commission...

 

Kansas sees schools moving online, crowd size reductions

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two large Kansas school districts moved classes online for middle and high-schoolers while public health officials in Topeka imposed stricter crowd size limits to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The Wichita school district,...

 

After 5-month break, classes resume in some Kansas schools

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Columbus school district Superintendent Brian Smith has spent the week hauling furniture out of classrooms to make more space for social distancing as students prepare to return next week after a five-month COVID-19 imposed...

 

Prosecutor: Fireworks stand attack may be racially motivated

A white man has been charged with stabbing a Black man at a Kansas fireworks stand in an attack that the prosecutor said may have been racially motivated. Austin Bryce Langley, 40, was charged Tuesday with one count each of attempted first-degree...

 

Number of coronavirus cases in Kansas jumps by 568

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,...

 

US communities face tough choices on opening public pools

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Public pools will look very different this summer if they open at all with the coronavirus threat still looming, as teenage lifeguards will be tasked with maintaining social distancing and spotting COVID-19 symptoms in...

 

Top educator taught Kansas preschoolers alongside retirees

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Teacher Tabatha Rosproy's preschool class met inside a nursing and retirement home in rural Kansas, forming a bond with residents that continued even when social distancing requirements due to the coronavirus pandemic forced...

 

2 Missouri officers accused of assaulting transgender woman

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas City, Missouri, police officers face assault charges for allegedly slamming a transgender woman's face into a concrete sidewalk during an arrest that was captured on video. A grand jury indicted Matthew Brummett,...

 

More businesses reopen; fourth inmate dies of COVID-19

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Barbershops, hair salons, nail salons, tattoo parlors, tanning salons, gyms and fitness centers began to reopen Monday in parts of Kansas, even as the virus claimed another life at the state's largest prison. Janey McCarthy,...

 

Kansas sausage making plant shuts down amid COVID-19 cases

TOPEKA Kan. (AP) — A Kansas plant that makes sausage shut down Wednesday after employees tested positive for the coronavirus, and an outbreak that has infected hundreds at the state's largest prison claimed the life of another worker. The shutdown...

 

Kansas still mulling inmate releases despite prison outbreak

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...

 

Kansas reports 213 new coronavirus cases, one more death

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — The number of inmates infected with the coronavirus at Kansas' largest prison has grown to more than 550 amid widespread testing at the facility, with most showing no symptoms. The Kansas Department of Corrections plans to...

 

Prison infections up with early release announcement coming

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Worried relatives are demanding that Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly release some inmates to allow better social distancing to control the spread of the coronavirus in prisons, the corrections department said Wednesday, as an outbreak...

 

Artist Richard Bergen who built Statehouse statue dies at 95

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Richard Bergen, the artist who built the 22-feet (6.71 meters) bronze statue of a Native American that sits atop the Kansas Statehouse dome, has died. He was 95. He died Wednesday at an assisted living facility in Salina of...

 

Kansas has 1st prison virus death; meatpacking cases up

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has reported its first death in a prison coronavirus outbreak and saw the number of positive cases in six meatpacking plants rise to 378 as the state works to reopen its economy. Dr. Lee Norman, the state's health...

 

Officials: Kansas may be near peak in coronavirus deaths

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — State officials said Friday Kansas may be nearing or has already reached its peak in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, leaving the state to focus on the economic fallout of closing businesses to stem the spread. Kansas saw...

 

Democrat tops GOP hopefuls in Kansas US Senate fundraising

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Republicans looking to protect their majority in the U.S. Senate have been unable to match the fundraising prowess of a party-switching Democratic state lawmaker in normally reliably red Kansas. It's unclear how much it...

 

Kansas mulls coronavirus tests for all in prison, care homes

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top health official said Wednesday that the state is considering testing all prison inmates and residents of long-term care homes for the coronavirus, as such homes have accounted for more than half of the state's COVID-...

 

Kansas gets COVID-19 testing kits for meat processing towns

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has received 7,000 more COVID-19 testing kits from the federal government to use for testing people with ties to the meat-packing industry, which is battling an undisclosed number of cases. Gov. Laura Kelly announced...

 

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