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A sign on the University of Kansas campus. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Friday, September 11th, 2020

The Kansas coronavirus emergency was extended after the governor insisted she wouldn't close businesses.

Aerospace and avaition have deep roots in Kansas. President Eisenhower, from Abilene, started the nation's first space program when he created NASA. The city of Wichita became famous around the world for manufacturing aircraft for some of the biggest names in aviation history: Boeing, Cessna, Beech, Stearman and Lear.  Kansas has also produced four astronauts.
J. Schafer Friday, September 4th, 2020

Could Kansas become the headquarters for the new U.S. Space Command? Governor Laura Kelly hopes so. She announced today (FRI) that four Kansas communities are hoping to land the headquarters: Derby, Wichita, Leavenworth and Kansas City, Kansas. The history of aviation and aerospace design have deep roots in Kansas. President Dwight Eisenhower, who grew up in Abilene, launched the nation's space program with the creation of NASA. The state has also produced four astronauts.

Cottonwood and similar organizations struggle to attract workers for the wages they can pay. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Disability providers are some of the entities that won't get a funding increase because of coronavirus budget cuts.

The Kansas Department of Labor building in Topeka. (Photo by Stephen Koranda, Kansas News Service)
Stephen Koranda Friday, August 14th, 2020

A backlog in unemployment claims has grown to 25,000.

The Kansas Statehouse dome. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, August 7th, 2020

Conservative Republicans beat multiple moderates in Kansas legislative races.

U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall campaigns in 2019 for the Republican nomination for a U.S. Senate seat. (Photo by Stephan Bisaha, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Tuesday's primary decided contentious races for the U.S. Senate and House.

State Sen. John Skubal, seen here on the Kansas Senate floor on the final night of the 2020 session, is one of several moderate Republicans facing primary challenges from more conservative Republicans.
Kansas News Service Thursday, July 30th, 2020

The fate of Medicaid expansion in Kansas could be determined by the upcoming elections.

Former Kansas state Sen. Dick Bond. (Photo by Luke X. Martin, KCUR)
Kansas News Service Friday, July 24th, 2020

Former Kansas Senate President Dick Bond has died at 84.

Shawnee County voting machines in 2018. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, July 24th, 2020

Here are the races for the U.S. House and Senate in Kansas.

 Sara Hart Weir (right) walked in an Olathe subdivision during a July 11 canvassing event. (Photo by Aviva Okeson-Haberman, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

A crowded group of GOP candidates are seeking the 3rd District nomination in Kansas.

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