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Stormont Vail Health is reducing pay for many employees during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Health care providers nationwide are trying to manage financial troubles that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the coronavirus spreads into rural areas, small hospitals are scrambling to buy ventilators and prepare. (Photo from Wilson Medical Center's Facebook page.)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Wilson Medical Center is a small hospital in southeast Kansas.  This facility in Neodesha doesn’t have an intensive care unit, so hospital officials are planning to send patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms to larger, better-equipped facilities.

KPR Staff Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

KPR has put together this handy one-stop spot to help you get the information you need during the coronavirus crisis. 

Staff and Wire ... Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

We have no news headlines today.  Just foolin'.  Here are the headlines for our area on this April 1st, 2020, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Health officials say if even two in five Kansas residents catch the virus, hospitals could run out of beds. (Image by the World Health Organization)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Most COVID-19 cases are mild but about 1 in 5 people get sick enough to need hospitalization. Without dramatic steps to free up beds, state officials say health care facilities could easily overflow.

Staff and Wire ... Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Here's some of what's happening.  These are the daily news headlines, as prepared by KPR news staffers.  Check back often for updates.

Thousands of Kansans are out of work because of the coronavirus and they’re seeking unemployment benefits in record numbers. (Photo by commondreams.org)
Kansas News Service Monday, March 30th, 2020

The spike in unemployment claims in Kansas surged from about 1,800 on March 14 to nearly 24,000 last week.

Staff and Wire ... Monday, March 30th, 2020

Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Associated Press Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

 Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly explains her decision to mandate a statewide stay-at-home order on Saturday. The map shows the counties that have confirmed coronavirus cases. (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Jim McLean Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is ordering Kansans to stay at home except for when they have to venture out for essential services, like food, medicine or medical care.

Associated Press Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

(Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, March 27th, 2020

If the outbreak in Kansas turns out to be severe...or even moderate...the state's hospitals could be overloaded unless drastic measures are put in place.

Meg Heriford puts free bagged lunches outside of the Ladybird Diner in downtown Lawrence. Her restaurant has been closed since March 15, but Heriford and staff are preparing meals for those who need them. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, March 27th, 2020

Kansans are stepping up to help their neighbors with food, child care, and more during the coronavirus epidemic. 

Associated Press Friday, March 27th, 2020

Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.  Check back for further updates.

Kansas News Service Thursday, March 26th, 2020

As volunteers and food donors stay home under quarantine restrictions, Kansas food pantries say the best way to help is with monetary contributions.

Staff and Wire ... Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers. These stories are updated regularly, so please check back for updates.

(Photo by Scott Canon, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Some Kansas Republicans are nervous about the future of a U.S. Senate seat that the party has held for decades. 

Staff and Wire ... Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers. This page is typically updated from 10 am through 7 pm or later, daily. Check back for more updates.

Greg Echlin Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Remember sports? Tonight (TUE) in Kansas City, the NAIA tournament title game would have determined a national champion. But because of the coronavirus, that won't happen. Greg Echlin tells us more about what's in store for the NAIA.

Associated Press Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Here are the headlines for our area, updated throughout the day, by KPR news staffers.

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