Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation now live

TOPEKA – Kansas Secretary of Labor Delía García today joined Governor Laura Kelly in announcing that Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), which provides an additional $600 weekly payment for unemployment insurance claimants, went live starting today. FPUC is part of the federal CARES Act, which is focused on expanding unemployment benefits in the wake of […]

Congress still debating adding funds to small business relief programs

By Angie Baldelomar Many small business owners looking to find some financial relief during the coronavirus pandemic might have to wait a little longer. Recently, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which helps small businesses nationwide, ran out of money after failed negotiations in Congress to increase funding. U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Missouri) said Democrats […]

Labor secretary gives update on unemployment benefits

By Angie Baldelomar The Kansas Department of Labor is working to fix lagging issues on the website people use to file for unemployment benefits, announced Labor Secretary Delia Garcia on Tuesday (April 14) during an interview with Dos Mundos. Garcia said her internet technology team has worked nonstop to make sure it fixes the issue. […]

Number of local cases growing

COVID-19 cases reach more than 1,100 in Kansas, more than 3,300 in Missouri By Roberta Pardo The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has confirmed Wednesday (April 8) that Kansas has reached 1,046 COVID-19 cases. As of Wednesday, Wyandotte and Johnson counties had the highest number of cases in the state, with 245 and 244, […]

Olathe Fire Department hosts COVID-19 webinar

By Angie Baldelomar The Olathe (Kansas) Fire Department hosted a webinar to discuss the COVID-19 response and share a list of resources for the community. Hosted on March 26, the webinar gave updates on the work done by organizations like the Olathe Public Schools. Dr. Jessica Dain, Olathe Public Schools assistant superintendent, said the schools […]

Kelly signs executive order cancelling evictions in Kansas

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed an executive order that rescinds (cancels) a previous order. With this in mind, we have reviewed a portion of the information provided above. On the March 17, Governor Kelly issued an executive order concerning rental evictions and mortgage foreclosures in our state. In order to provide additional details, and alleviate […]

KC metro on lockdown for 30 days

By Angie Baldelomar Almost a third of the United States has been ordered to stay at home, including the Kansas City metro area, to try to slow down the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). On March 21, four places in the Kansas City area — Jackson County and Kansas City in Missouri, and Johnson County […]

KDOL assisting employers, workers during COVID-19 crisis

By Chara The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) has launched a website with resources available for employers and employees who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Kansas Labor Secretary Delia Garcia recently announced. The website, https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov/, has information about unemployment benefits and allows people to submit claims. “The Kansas Department of Labor is here […]

Johnson County WIC Services Now Available Without Physical Presence

Physical presence requirement waived effective Monday, March 23, 2020 JOHNSON COUNTY, KAN. (March 25, 2020) – During the COVID-19 pandemic, the WIC clinics in Johnson County continue to operate. Current participants will continue to receive WIC benefits and new applicants will be assessed, certified and issued benefits. Clinic operating hours and staff availability will be […]

Senate confirms David A. Weishaar as Adjutant General

In a 40-0 vote today, the Kansas Senate confirmed General David A. Weishaar to become the state’s next Adjutant General. Weishaar currently serves as Commander of the Kansas Air National Guard and Assistant Adjutant General-Air. He will succeed General Lee Tafanelli, who has served in the Kansas Army National Guard for more than 30 years […]