As of Friday morning (Feb. 26), 12 percent of Kansans have received the COVID-19 vaccine. The latest data comes in as the CDC still ranks the Sunflower State one of the lowest when it comes to vaccine rollout.
After essentially a year locked down, something as simple as holding hands is especially sweet for Kansans like Mel Greenman who’s sister is a nursing home resident at Homestead of Crestview in east Wichita.
New data from the Kansas Department of Labor shows that more than 50,000 cases of unemployment fraud are under investigation. This follows reports of the state paying out millions in fraudulent claim payments.
In an effort to raise money for a good cause, brave volunteers will jump into icy water’s in Haysville’s Riggs Park Lake. the annual “Haysville Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Kansas” is set for Saturday (Feb. 27).
Essential workers across Kansas, including firefighters, paramedics and teachers are starting to get their COVID-19 vaccines, but other critical workers at places like grocery stores and meatpacking plants haven’t yet had their chance.
A legislative post audit report, released Wednesday, states an estimated $600 million of the roughly $2.6 billion Kansas paid in state and federal unemployment benefits in 2020 could have been fraudulent.
At a meeting Wednesday (Feb. 24), Sedgwick County announced further progress in local COVID-19 vaccination efforts. The county announced that next week, it likely will move to vaccinating people who are 65 and older.