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Russell County's Unemployment Rate Jumps 4.9 Percent

April 2020 Unemployment RatesPreliminary estimates reported by the Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) division of the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 11.2 percent in April. This was an increase from 2.8 percent in March and an increase from 3.2 percent in April 2019.

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Senator Moran Announces $63 Million for Kansas Nursing Homes Impacted by COVID-19

Senator Jerry MoranUS Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) has announced the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be distributing $63.4 million to Kansas skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to help combat the effects of COVID-19. This funding was provided through the CARES Act.

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Federal Funding Delivers Testing Capability to Rural Kansas Communities

Rural Health ClinicsThe 174 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in Kansas will receive an additional $8.6 million from the Department of Health and Human Services to enhance coronavirus testing in the communities they serve.

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How to Safely Enjoy Kansas State Parks During Memorial Day Weekend

Wilson State ParkKansas' 28 state parks, 63 state fishing lakes and more than 100 wildlife areas remain open to the public and will be popular destinations over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

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Kansas Families to Receive Additional Food Support Through Pandemic EBT Program

Kansas DCFThe Department for Children and Families in collaboration with the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) has announced the creation of the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Program (P-EBT).

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KCC Orders Utilities to Offer Payment Plans, Waive Late Fees Through 2020

Kansas Corporation CommissionAn order issued by the Kansas Corporation Commission Thursday morning requires utilities under its jurisdiction to offer 12-month payment plans and waive late fees through the end of the year to help residential and small business customers avoid disconnection.

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City of Russell Sanitation Routes Altered for Memorial Day

City of Russell LogoCity of Russell offices will be closed Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

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