While many look forward to time to relax and enjoy the holiday season, many healthcare workers on the front line in the fight against COVID-19 won’t catch a break, especially with the virus straining hospital resources.
With thousands of Kansans still in need of financial help during the COVID-19 pandemic, a petition is circulating on social media, fighting to hold the Kansas Department of Labor accountable for the backlog of unemployed Kansans waiting to receive payments, some of which have waited for several months and haven’t seen a dime from the state.
A Wichita woman is battling COVID-19 for the second time. Renee Carrion is no the only one in her family with the virus, she said her aunt, who is a traveling nurse has been in the ICU for three weeks.
The upcoming Thanksgiving holiday is different for many choosing to keep distance with virtual extended family gatherings. While for most, meeting virtually is better than not meeting at all, the change can be challenging from an emotional and mental-health standpoint.
The United States Department of Labor notified the state that the unemployment insurance Extended Benefits (EB) program is no longer active. This means Kansans’ last payable week on the EB program will be the week ending on Dec. 12.
The Robert. J. Dole VA Medical Center on Monday (Nov. 23) announced that the Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Liberal will close in mid-January. The clinic, which opened in 2018, will no longer be open after Jan. 14, 2021, the Dole VA said.
Governor Laura Kelly announced on Monday she has sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting his approval of an extension on Title 32 authority, which would allow Kansas to continue using the state’s National Guard in its efforts to fight COVID-19.
The Wichita Police Department iThe Wichita Police Department said Monday evening the 2006 white Jeep Grant Cherokee that belonged to a missing Wichita man has been located.s searching for 29-year-old Jeremy Cook of Wichita.
Grace’s mom, Laura Venneman, says it was best for Grace to stay home as much as possible even before the pandemic. This year, Laura says skipping large family gatherings is worth it to keep everyone healthy.
The results of an investigation into a Republican lawmaker has been referred by the local district attorney to the Kansas attorney general’s office to assess whether to take any further action over a plot to cover up their role in a false ad against a mayoral candidate in the state’s largest city.
Twenty local frontline organizations including healthcare providers, government agencies, schools, and first responders have joined forces to help spread the word about making wise choices for community health safety.