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Steve McIntosh
April 20, 2020 - 9:53 am
At Tuesday's meeting, the Wichita City Council will consider spending $300,000 to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus among the city's homeless people. Mayor Brandon Whipple tells KNSS News the money would go for hotel rooms for persons showing signs of COVID-19 ... to isolated them and...
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Steve McIntosh
April 16, 2020 - 9:48 am
Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle tells KNSS News the Department of Labor's employment system is "absolutely broken". Thousands of Kansans are frustrated ... unable to file claims on their computers ... or contact anyone on the phone ... during the pandemic. Wagle says even she can't get in. She...
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Steve McIntosh
April 15, 2020 - 4:28 am
Three weeks into the Sedgwick County stay-home order ... and there is talk of trying to return to normal at some point ... in dealing with the pandemic. County Commission Chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News he's not sure what the county will recommend, but he's hoping local restaurants and retail...
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Steve McIntosh
April 13, 2020 - 9:57 am
More and more people have been spotted around Wichita wearing masks of all kinds for protection against the coronavirus. Some are quite creative in coming up with their favorite logos and themes. People in Sedgwick County are beginning their fourth week under a stay-home order to combat the spread...
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Steve McIntosh
April 09, 2020 - 9:58 am
What impact is the coronavirus pandemic having on the economy of south central Kansas? Economics professor Jeremy Hill tells KNSS News Wichita's retailers and restaurants got hammered first ... but a bigger problem is disruptions of supply lines to Wichita'a aircraft manufacturers. That means...
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Steve McIntosh
April 07, 2020 - 9:56 am
Two weeks into the local stay-home order, Sedgwick County Commission chairman Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News there are some encouraging signs that the coronavirus pandemic may be nearing its peak. He says the "next two or three weeks are crucial". He says "we're not out of the woods yet". Meitzner...
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Steve McIntosh
April 06, 2020 - 10:01 am
This is Day 13 of the Sedgwick County stay-home order. Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple tells KNSS News he has seen data that indicates people in Wichita are staying home better than folks in other cities. But the mayor says he thinks "we could do a lot better". Whipple says people on FACEBOOK are...
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Steve McIntosh
March 31, 2020 - 10:04 am
If the pandemic worsens, how will it impact Wichita ... as a regional healthcare center? Sedgwick County Commission Chairman Pete Meitzner tells KNSS officials are working on a state-wide "Plan B". "What we don't know if other counties around here can handle" the sutation, or will sick people just...
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Steve McIntosh
March 30, 2020 - 9:46 am
Mayor Bandon Whipple tells KNSS News he thinks the people of Wichita are complying with the local and state stay-home orders. He says "no one likes the situation we're in", regarding steps to deal with the coronavirus. But he says "the majority of the people" realize the situation and the need to...
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