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 Rube Foster, one of the best pitchers of the early 20th Century, worked with a white man, J.L. Wilkinson to establish the Negro National League during the segregation era in baseball. (Photo: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum)
Greg Echlin Friday, May 29th, 2020

Some baseball historians say today’s pandemic is almost a repeat of what happened 100 years ago in Kansas City.

Great Scott! Community Market in Winchester, Illinois, fits inside an old shoe store. (Photo by John Paul Coonrod for Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Monday, May 25th, 2020

Business has been booming for many rural grocery stores since the pandemic hit. Owners and operators of those stores are hoping their new customers stick around long after coronavirus travel restrictions are lifted and product shortages ease.  

Presley Busenbarrick fills a bag for pick-up at 5th Street Mercantile in downtown Atchison. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

State restrictions are loosening, meaning many businesses are reopening in Kansas.

One of the last games of the Kansas 6A high school basketball state tournament was played March 12 at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita. All school activities ended shortly thereafter because of the coronavirus. (Photo by Brian Grimmett, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, May 8th, 2020

Kansas student athletes will soon be able to hit the gym, but it's not clear if they'll be able to compete later this year.

 Seth McConnell practices a weld during his welding class at Washburn Tech before the coronavirus shutdown. (Photo by Chris Neal for the Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

A combination of factors is putting a squeeze on Kansas tech colleges.

(File photo by Stephanie Paige Ogburn, Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Until recently, there were no codified federal or state pandemic safety guidelines for meatpackers. Now that many meatpacking plants are COVID-19 hotspots, companies and local health officials are scrambling to contain the outbreaks. 

A health care worker at a drive-through coronavirus testing center in April in Garden City, Kansas. (Photo by Corinne Boyer, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

What might Kansans businesses do to allow them to reopen next month?

 A Washburn Law School student searches for an answer during her Labor Law class. (Photo by Chris Neal for the Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, April 20th, 2020

Kansas colleges will get millions of dollars in federal aid, but it won't be enough to solve all their budget challenges.

Two Kansas churches filed a lawsuit against the state Thursday, asserting their constitutional right to hold religious services despite the governor's orders limiting public gatherings to ten or fewer people.
Kansas News Service Friday, April 17th, 2020

Two Kansas churches are seeking an injunction from the courts prohibiting the state from enforcing the order banning gatherings of more than ten people.

 While prisoners worry about getting the coronavirus in close quarters, public defenders push for their release. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, April 10th, 2020

A lawsuit from the ACLU of Kansas says the state isn't protecting inmates.


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