The National Fund for Workplace Solutions awarded the Workforce Center a $130,000 grant “to equip workers with digital access, literacy, and skills they need to secure and grow in economy-boosting jobs in a rapidly changing labor market.”
People across Kansas are frustrated with the COVID-19 vaccine distribution rollout plan and the slow pace the vaccine is being administered. This week Governor Laura Kelly and KDHE Secretary Dr. Lee Norman said Kansas is in the top tier for vaccine distribution despite lagging behind nearby states.
The attorney for a former Kansas City Kansas Police detective filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court in Wichita on Thursday. 35 year old Lionel Womack says he was traveling in western Kansas on August 15, 2020 when he was pulled over by a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper. He then led authorities from at least three agencies on a car chase before running from the vehicle and into a field where a Kiowa County sheriff’s deputy ran over him with his patrol vehicle.
Following the events at the U.S. Capitol last week, the FBI is alerting states on planned protests across the nation at each state capitol. That’s why Kansas is ramping up on security measures going into the weekend.
The next phase in Kansas’ COVID-19 vaccination plan includes people who are 65 and older. Many in that demographic are grandparents, some of which haven’t seen their grandchildren since the pandemic began 10 months ago.
The Kansas Guardsmen will be transported on KC-135s flown by the Kansas Air National Guard’s 190th Air Refueling Wing and will join a force of approximately 20,000 National Guardsmen from across the nation.