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As advance voting opportunities rev up with the primary now barely two weeks away, Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab says voters should not be turned away from any voting activities if they decide not to wear masks.

Earlier this week, Health Secretary Lee Norman announced Kansas was one of 18 coronavirus "red zone" states. An unpublished report for the White House Coronavirus Task Force offers some pretty stringent steps for addressing the pandemic in all the designated states, including Kansas.

The Lyon County Highway Department is announcing a road opening and upcoming partial closing.

Governor Laura Kelly will stop near Emporia next week to note the start of a major road construction project.

USD 253 is strongly encouraging district families to enroll online this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Voters interested in taking care of their civic responsibility before the Aug. 4 primary have several options to do so. One of those is on the community calendar Saturday.

The Kansas Department of Labor is getting a helping hand in improving its unemployment delivery services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The heat burst starting Friday and continuing through the weekend prompted the National Weather Service to take an unusual step.

Area jobless numbers were substantially lower from May to June.

The Emporia Public Library is extending its services once again this week.