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TOPEKA — With COVID-19 cases surging in rural areas across the Midwest, a county sheriff in northwestern Kansas found himself struggling to breathe and landed in a hospital room more than an hour from home because there was no space at the local medical center.

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TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said Tuesday that she doesn’t plan to have the state health department use its power to manage disease outbreaks by shutting down businesses or imposing other restrictions in local coronavirus hot spots.

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TOPEKA (AP) — Even as Kansas recorded another record spike in COVID-19 cases, Lawrence health officials were hit with a lawsuit over an emergency health order that limits bar hours in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.

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TOPEKA — Top Republican legislators signed off Wednesday on Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s request to extend a state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic as the state set another record for COVID-19-related hospitalizations.

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TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas expects to receive 870,000 rapid COVID-19 tests from the federal government over the next three months to boost testing in potential hot spots, Gov. Laura Kelly said Monday.

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TOPEKA (AP) — Coronavirus outbreaks have returned to the state prison system as the number of cases in Kansas for the pandemic approaches 60,000.

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TOPEKA — Kansas reported Friday that it had more than 1,300 newly confirmed coronavirus cases over two days, and most of the biggest spikes over the past two weeks occurred in rural counties in the central and western parts of the state.

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TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly told the U.S. House Financial Services Committee on Thursday that the state faces “drastic and damaging” cuts if the federal government does not provide more funds in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Meatpacking plants and correctional facilities continue to be the main sites of active COVID-19 clusters in Kansas, with each reporting thousands of cases, according to data released  Wednesday by the state health department.It was the first time the Kansas Department of Health and environme…

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O’FALLON, Mo. — Teachers in at least three states have died after bouts with the coronavirus since the dawn of the new school year, and a teachers’ union leader worries that the return to in-person classes will have a deadly impact across the U.S. if proper precautions aren’t taken.

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OLATHE (AP) — Like a lot of teachers in the middle of a pandemic, Alisha Morris is anxious. Worried not only for students and teachers in her own district, which starts class next week, but for schools across the country.

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Amid intense pressure, the state's largest school district in Wichita has overturned its decision to call off all fall sports and activities because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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