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KPR Staff Monday, July 6th, 2020

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

Kansas News Service Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

As the number of new COVID-19 cases in Kansas dropped in June, restrictions relaxed across the state.  But in the last week, the state averaged almost 300 new cases per day...so what's next for Kansans in the fight against the coronavirus?

J. Schafer Monday, June 29th, 2020

A major animal health company, says it will invest $100 million to expand its manufacturing facilities in De Soto.

Bob Corbin, a resident at Bethany Home, plays tic-tac-toe through a window with Sydney, the daughter of a staff member. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Cantrell)
Kansas News Service Friday, June 26th, 2020

A nursing home in Kansas works to keep residents safe and stave off the lonliness that can come with it.

A worker at Bizwanger Glass in Topeka making plexiglass shields to protect voters and poll workers from the coronavirus. (Photo by Jim McLean / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

As of June 17, more than 142,000 Kansans had filed applications for advance ballots for the August 4 primary. That far exceeds the 54,000 requested at the same point in the last presidential election year.

KU students will finish the fall semester before Thanksgiving this year. They’ll start the spring semester later and go straight through without a spring break. (Photo by J. Schafer)
KCUR Radio Thursday, June 18th, 2020

The University of Kansas plans to shorten its fall and spring semesters and will also stagger dates when students can move back to school in August, all efforts designed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus

(Photo by Scott Canon, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Experts recommend taking a close look at medical charges. Sometimes a bill that looks too high is too high. If you have a medical bill that seems too high, your first step is to ask if there’s been a mistake. Next step? Fight back.  

Kansas News Service Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

States have tried for years to tackle the skyrocketing price of air ambulances, but courts have previously ruled that federal law blocks them from doing that.  

Alvin Letner was injured, drugged and confused when he signed papers assuming financial responsibility for what later turned out to be a nearly $50,000 medical bill. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

A major air ambulance company that commonly charges tens of thousands of dollars now says it never intended to make a Pittsburg family pay so much.

The coronavirus pandemic shut down non-essential businesses in Kansas for more than a month. (Photo by Brian Grimmett, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Researchers at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita surveyed local health departments in mid to late April. Many county health departments said they needed more protective gear, testing kits and other critical supplies.

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