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Rural residents fear post office will face cuts

ELLSWORTH, Kan. (AP) — The card from California arrived at the Ellsworth Post Office, addressed only to "Grandma and Grandpa, Rural Route, Ellsworth, Kansas." In rural Kansas, mail clerks are expected to have encyclopedic knowledge of who lives...

 

Kansas residents face jobless aid issues amid virus outbreak

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — When Andrew Knight's unemployment benefits landed in his bank account on a recent Monday instead of Thursday as usual, he thought the payment was merely early. He swiftly spent it paying rent and other bills. But Knight and an...

 

COVID-19 kindles festering problems in Kansas prisons

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lansing inmate Michael Yardley's sense of taste and smell has faded, a tell-tale sign of the coronavirus that's infected 551 of his fellow prisoners and killed three. "I feel like I'm in a tomb," the 42-year-old said during a...

 

State mulls ending statute of limitations on sex abuse suits

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — One detailed how her father sexually abused her decades ago. Another recalled a priest fondling him as a teenager. And yet another remembered walking directly back to class after a priest raped her in the fourth grade. One by...

 

Kansans struggle without high-speed internet

COTTONWOOD FALLS, Kan. (AP) — The internet service was so bad at Citizens State Bank in Cottonwood Falls that its computers could hardly handle a routine update from Microsoft. So not too long ago, bank vice president Matt Lindamood loaded up the P...

 

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