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Steve McIntosh
October 16, 2020 - 10:36 am
Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 5.9 percent in September. This was a decrease from 6.9 percent in August and an increase from 3.1 percent in September 2019. Seasonally adjusted job...
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Steve McIntosh
October 12, 2020 - 9:57 am
Some Kansas counties are seeing a spike in the numbers of COVID-19 cases. And Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple tells KNSS News we may see an increase in positive cases in Sedgwick County, as more people stay indoors during colder weather and more people are back in the classroom. And Whipple says as...
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Steve McIntosh
October 08, 2020 - 9:54 am
Wichita State University's Center for Economic Development and Business Research has released updated employment forecasts for Kansas, Wichita, Topeka and Kansas City. In 2021, Kansas total nonfarm employment is forecast to increase by 6,972 jobs, with a projected growth rate of 0.5 percent. The...
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Steve McIntosh
October 06, 2020 - 9:53 am
The battle against the pandemic goes on. Sedgwick County Commission Chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News the ages of those tested positive in the county have changed ... with fewer in the fifty-plus age group. He says they're seeing a few in the thirties and forties, and a few grade school kids, but...
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Steve McIntosh
October 05, 2020 - 9:52 am
The City of Wichita is focusing attention on COVID 19 and the homeless. Mayor Brandon Whipple tells KNSS News money from the CARES Act will be used to work with the homeless, who Whipple says tend to congregate because there is strength in numbers. Also at Tuesday's meeting, the Wichita City...
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Steve McIntosh
October 01, 2020 - 9:42 am
Two of the nation's biggest newspapers ... the New York Times and the Washington Post ... say for the sake of the country, the two remaining presidential debates should be cancelled. Kansas Congressman Dr. Roger Marshall ... who is involved in a close race for U-S Senate ... tells KNSS News he...
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Steve McIntosh
October 01, 2020 - 5:33 am
For the fourth straight month, the Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index advanced above growth neutral and to its highest level since May 2018. The Index is a leading economic indicator for the nine-state region stretching from Minnesota to Arkansas, including Kansas and...
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Steve McIntosh
September 29, 2020 - 9:47 am
Three officials guiding Sedgwick County’s response to the coronavirus pandemic ... including the county manager Tom Stolz ... have come down with COVID-19 themselves. Stolz says he hasn’t been to the office since testing positive a week ago and he began experiencing noticeable symptoms Friday...
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Steve McIntosh
September 28, 2020 - 9:58 am
The Wichita City Council is reviewing its economic development policy to give more incentives to small buinesses. Mayor Brandon Whipple tells KNSS News the city is reviewing its formula for incentives to target more small businesses and not just the big companies the City usually goes after. But...
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Steve McIntosh
September 23, 2020 - 10:53 am
Police have arrested a suspect in a homicide Tuesday morning on Wichita's west side. Lt. Christian Cory says 22-year-old Christian Wohlford was arrested after a traffic stop in southeast Wichita. He is held in the killing of 42-year-old Jeremy Hutchens. Lt. Cory says officers responded to a report...
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