KC court’s pandemic program dismisses 5,000 warrants

Facing a backlog of cases from the coronavirus pandemic, the Kansas City Municipal Court was looking for a solution that could help manage that backlog while preparing the courthouse to start hearing cases in person as more people receive vaccines.

Old computer system causes headaches for unemployed Kansans

Since the pandemic began causing unemployment to spike last year, the Kansas Department of Labor’s decades-old unemployment system has struggled to keep up with the thousands of claims filed on a weekly basis, causing case backlogs, site glitches and delays in sending Kansans their unemployment payments.


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