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Kansas News Service Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Governor Laura Kelly suffered a quick defeat in her latest effort to impose face mask orders aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. 

J. Schafer Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has renewed a statewide mask mandate. It's one of several executive orders she issued this (THUR) morning. Another order temporarily prohibits certain evictions and foreclosures.

The families of National Beef meatpacking plant employees wait in line for COVID-19 vaccinations in Liberal, Kansas. (Photo courtesy of Enrique Rodriguez Franz)
Kansas News Service Monday, March 29th, 2021

Health officials are concerned about language, cultural and other barriers that could keep hesitant community members - including many Latinos - from getting their share of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Nurses want to break free of oversight from doctors, but they hit a roadblock in the Kansas Statehouse.

(Photo by Max Fischer, via Pexels.com)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise that good ventilation is an important COVID-19 prevention strategy for schools and childcare programs. Our Kansas News Service health, education, and environmental reporters explain exactly what that means.

Members of a fundraising board got early access to COVID-19 shots at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Board members at a Topeka hospital got COVID-19 shots before many other workers.

 New federal rules aim to help pharmacies give the COVID-19 vaccine to more people faster. (Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Health officials will be leaning on more workers to speed COVID vaccine shots.

Hospitals across the country published millions of previously secret prices on their websites this month (Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR Radio)
Kansas News Service Monday, January 18th, 2021

Health experts hope the new transparency could help slow the rising cost of medical treatment and expose disparities in the cost of procedures.

(Photo: March of Dimes / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Virtually everyone in the tiny town of Protection, Kansas, showed up on the same day in 1957 to get vaccinated against polio. That's not likely to happen with the COVID-19 vaccine. Politics and conspiracy theories are dividing a town once famous for pulling together.

Kansas News Service Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Kansas trails the nation in reported per capita vaccinations for the coronavirus and the rollout has some public health officials frustrated.

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