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Kansas schools face uncertainty entering the 2020-21 school year, with many school administrators expecting drastic budget cuts in the fall, once the state's budget fully absorbs the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Chris Neal, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, June 4th, 2020

So far, Kansas school district officials say the numbers look good on paper but deep funding cuts are expected because of the coronavirus pandemic

Wichita Democratic state Rep. Elizabeth Bishop puts on a mask as she enters the Statehouse on Thursday, the second day of the special session. (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Governor Laura Kelly and lawmakers compromised on a plan that trims back the governor's powers, but keeps an emergency order in place.

A rally in Topeka over the weekend. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin)
Kansas News Service Monday, June 1st, 2020

Marches against police violence were sparked by the death of George Floyd last week in Minnesota.

Gov. Kelly speaking at a media briefing last month. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Kansas Governor Kelly has vetoed a coronavirus response bill passed by lawmakers and is calling the Legislature back into special session.

Kansas News Service Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic halted the economic development plans of many Kansas communities this year.

Lawmakers on the House floor Thursday. (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Stephen Koranda Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Kansas lawmakers voted to reign in the governor's powers to respond to the coronavirus.

Movie theaters like this one in Wichita will be able to reopen on Friday. (Photo by Hugo Phan, KMUW)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Governor Laura Kelly will ease some of the state's restrictions aimed at controlling coronavirus.

The Kansas Statehouse in 2017. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, May 18th, 2020

The coronavirus is leading to state budget troubles and a looming deficit in Kansas.

The Topeka Correctional Facility has six coronavirus cases. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Staff at the state's prisons are raising concerns about the spread of coronavirus in the facilities.

In April, protesters outside the Kansas Statehouse demanded that Governor Laura Kelly let businesses and activities return to normal. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, May 11th, 2020

Kansas residents and patients in under-resourced nursing homes, where outbreaks have fueled more than half of the state's coronavirus deaths, will likely pay the steepest price for the state reopening its economy.

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