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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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