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Associated Press Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

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

Staff and Wire ... Friday, May 22nd, 2020

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

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.

Staff and Wire ... Thursday, May 21st, 2020

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

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.

Staff and Wire ... Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Here are the healdines for the KPR listening area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

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.

Finney County, as of Monday, ranked second behind Ford County for the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Kansas.  (Photo by Angie Haflich, High Plains Public Radio)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Finney County residents are now able to get a haircut and work-out in a gym, despite a rapidly accelerating increase in the rate of COVID-19 cases. The Finney County Commission, acting as the county’s board of public health, decided to follow the state’s reopening plan, which allows hair and nail salons, barber shops and tattoo parlors to open for pre-scheduled appointments. Gyms and fitness centers are also allowed to reopen, but without access to locker rooms or group classes.

Staff and Wire ... Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Here are the headlines for our listening area, from the KPR newsroom. 

Four inmates and two employees have died of COVID-19 at the Lansing Correctional Facility. (File Photo: KMUW Radio)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

The Kansas Department of Corrections is isolating inmates who test positive for the virus and has given masks to workers and inmates but correctional officers say guidelines for reducing the spread of COVID-19 are impossible to follow in a prison.  

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