The Greater Topeka Partnership, which includes Downtown Topeka, Inc. and the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, are in support of renovating of the Docking Building, the state said at a committee hearing Wednesday.
DeAngela Burns-Wallace, Secretary of Administration, said she has been in talks with local business leaders, who are now in full support for the renovation.
Curtis Sneden, president of the Chamber of Commerce, confirmed such.
“We are supportive of a plan that will return the Docking State Office Building to its proper place as an important facet of downtown,” he said.
The Docking State Office Building, a 62-year-old 12-story high-rise adjacent to the Capitol, had long been neglected and plagued with issues. Former Gov. Sam Brownback had pushed to tear down the building, which was ultimately rejected.
Now, the next state legislature will be considering four proposed options in renovating the building. The one path the state administration
Despite improvements at PSU, COVID-19 spreading among higher-risk groups – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal
PITTSBURG — Although the COVID-19 situation at Pittsburg State University has improved following a recent outbreak as students returned to campus to start the semester, county officials now see troubling trends as the virus spreads among other demographics in the community, they said Friday.
Crawford County public health officer Dr. Tim Stebbins said there were 540 active novel coronavirus cases in isolation as of Friday morning, including 129 new cases identified this week.
“We’d previously been reporting that the active cases were composed primarily of the 18- to 25-year-old group, and that was actually up to 86% of the cases at the time,” Stebbins said.
While the 18- to 25-year-old age range is still the single largest age demographic, it is now down to 35% of active cases, Stebbins said. Children up to 10 years old now make up 8% of the total; 11- to 17-year-olds are 7%; 26- to
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