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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 and Wyandotte County in Kansas …

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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 to help our business community …

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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 subject to local and state …

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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 in numerous command and staff …

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Governor Kelly temporarily bans evictions and foreclosures

Photo Cortesy by John Hanna AP Governor Kelly on Tuesday announced Executive Order #20-06 to temporarily prohibit evictions and foreclosures across the state in an effort to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.  Due to negative economic impacts of COVID-19, Governor Kelly and her administration decided to take steps to support Kansans who may miss mortgage or rent payments as a result …

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Why Medicare for All is the best healthcare plan

By Yolanda Huet-Vaughn As a family physician for over 35 years, I have treated patients from all walks of life, from almost every continent, both “documented” and “undocumented,” with insurance and without it, and it is these experiences that have brought me to strongly support Bernie Sanders for president. I see the injustice of our current system daily. The grandmother …

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Termómetro KC – Noticias Locales

By Chara 03/05/20 Autoridades de Olathe, Kan., están pidiendo el apoyo de la ciudadanía para localizar a una mujer que desapareció y que fue vista por última ves en la calle W. 157. La mujer de nombre Sreynara Sing es descrita de origen asiático, con cabello negro y ojos cafés. Al día de hoy se desconoce su paradero y en …

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Coronavirus arrived to the KC area

By Chara There is one confirmed case of the coronavirus in the Kansas City area, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Health authorities in Kansas City, Kansas, have confirmed that a patient with COVID-19 was admitted recently to KU Medical Center. The patient is a female from Johnson County, Kansas, who is in a specialized …

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Area schools preparing for possible coronavirus outbreak

By Chara The recent international outbreak of the coronavirus has prompted several Kansas City area school districts to plan for a possible area coronavirus outbreak. In late February, the Shawnee Mission (Kansas) School District issued a statement saying there was already a comprehensive plan in place to manage potential outbreaks of infectious diseases. “Even though the risk of this new virus to …

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Termómetro KC – Noticias Locales

By Chara 02/27/20 Una mujer de Leavenworth, Kan., fue sentenciada a tres años en prisión por homicidio involuntario y poner en peligro la vida de un menor después de que su hijo muriera a causa de una fiebre mal tratada. La mujer aceptó su culpabilidad y ahora tendrá que pasar varios años en prisión. 02/27/20 Un hombre de Kansas City, …

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