Local & State Government

The right to a speedy trial was suspended in Kansas earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The backlog of cases has led to concern about potentially violating a defendant's constitutional rights and overcrowding in Kansas correctional facilities. 

The University of Kansas will not use the controversial Kansas Board of Regents policy that would allow for tenured faculty to be terminated in order to relieve financial pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Chancellor Douglas Girod told the Board of Regents Thursday.

The state of Kansas has reached a milestone of two million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine administered. Approximately 43% of Kansans have received at least one dose. 

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