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Bars, clubs in largest Kansas city packed after rules eased


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds of people in Kansas' largest city flocked to bars and clubs on the first weekend they were open after Gov. Laura Kelly and local officials lifted restrictions meant to check the spread of the coronavirus.

By 11 p.m. Friday, bars in the Old Town district of downtown Wichita were packing in customers for a celebration after being closed for two months, The Wichita Eagle reported. Knots of people moved through the streets, hugging friends they met and, in some cases, turning cartwheels.

"It feels like a freaking high school reunion," said Megan Gilbert, who wor...

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