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Governmental oversight of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has shifted back to the local level, and Miami County health and political leaders announced Wednesday, May 27, that they have no plans to implement any mandated restrictions on businesses or residents.

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Modification to Phase 2 of Gov. Laura Kelly’s “Ad-Astra” plan has pushed back the county’s timeline for reopening its offices to the public by one week, the county administrator said Wednesday, May 20.

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A person in their 40s is the latest Miami County resident to test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a news release from the Miami County Health Department on Tuesday, May 26.

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Miami County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Fleming and the rest of the emergency management team at the Miami County Sheriff’s Office want everyone to stay safe and protect themselves and others against COVID-19 while celebrating Memorial Day.

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A 3-year-old girl died on the morning of Wednesday, May 20, after being hit by a delivery truck that was backing out of a driveway in rural Miami County west of Paola.

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Miami County cities are locked in a friendly battle for the top 2020 U.S. Census response rate, and in doing so, they’ve pushed the countywide response rate higher than most of the neighboring regions, as well as the state average.

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Miami County and the cities of Louisburg and Osawatomie are gathering information from local businesses to put together applications for federal funding being made available through the state’s Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) program.

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Gov. Laura Kelly has ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, May 13, until sunset in honor of Overland Park Police Officer Mike Mosher, who was killed in the line of duty May 3.

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Miami County Commission Chairman Rob Roberts, Sheriff Frank Kelly, Paola City Councilman Trent Upshaw, and state Sen. Caryn Tyson all have something common — they have filed for reelection this fall.