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Samples undergo coronavirus testing at a lab that usually turns results within 24 hours. Nine months into the pandemic, dozens of Kansas nursing homes are still struggling with access to fast testing. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Nursing home workers still struggle to get tests and equipment to protect residents.

Staff and Wire ... Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

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

In Kansas, many attorneys appointed to defend children in court are poorly paid and don't have specialized training. (Photo by Chris Neal, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

A report says Kansas doesn't have a good system for defending kids charged with crimes.

Staff and Wire ... Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

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

Dr. Jennifer McKenney, Wilson County health officer, in her office at the Fredonia Regional Medical Center. (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and the politics that surround it have triggered an exodus of local public health workers in Kansas. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says that in the nine months since the state’s first documented coronavirus infection, 27 county health officials have left their posts. Some retired but others resigned or were fired.  

Judge Standridge speaks Monday while Gov. Kelly looks on. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, November 30th, 2020

The governor picked an appeals court judge with a wide variety of experience for the Supreme Court.

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

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

Associated Press Sunday, November 29th, 2020

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

A snow-covered road winds through a winter scene in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by J. Schafer)
Kansas News Service Saturday, November 28th, 2020

Between concerns about schools staying open and the challenges of learning remotely, teachers and students are haunted by another question that goes beyond 2020: Will snow days disappear forever? The pandemic forced schools to learn how to hold classes in cyberspace. This means schools no longer have to close because of heavy snows, slick roads and sub-zero temperatures. But not everyone is ready to give up entirely on snow days.

Associated Press Saturday, November 28th, 2020

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press and the KPR newsroom.

KPR Staff Friday, November 27th, 2020

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

KPR Staff Thursday, November 26th, 2020

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

A woman wears a cloth mask, as recommended by the CDC and World Health Organization to slow the spread of COVID-19. (Photo illustration by Carlos Moreno, KCUR)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Dozens of Kansas counties are agreeing to the governor's mask mandate.

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

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

Staff and Wire ... Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

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

 Thanksgiving turkey just out of the oven. (Photo by Brian Grimmett, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Families are having to make hard decisions weighing tradition against safety during the pandemic. 

Staff and Wire ... Monday, November 23rd, 2020

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

Associated Press Sunday, November 22nd, 2020

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press and KPR newsroom.

Associated Press Saturday, November 21st, 2020

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

J. Schafer Friday, November 20th, 2020

As hospitals across the state fill up with COVID-19 patients, Governor Laura Kelly is urging all Kansans to mask up. This week, she issued an executive order requiring residents to do just that. Learn more about the governor's face mask mandate and how it affects you.

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