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KDOL working to replace decades-old unemployment system, clear backlog

TOPEKA, Kan. (KWCH) – The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) is taking the next step to modernize the state’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) system. Gov. Laura Kelly made the announcement Tuesday stating that the agency issued a request for proposal (RFP) to replace the more than 40-year-old computer system.

“When I learned that the previous Administration abandoned efforts to modernize the state’s unemployment computer system in 2011, I immediately tasked the agency with reviving its modernization plans,” said Gov. Kelly. “Unfortunately, the pandemic hit, and the antiquated technology was unable to keep up with the record volume of claims. Today,

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When it’s internet or food, broadband policies aren’t working

This story is part of Crossing the Broadband Divide, CNET’s coverage of how the country is working toward making broadband access universal.

This week, 31-year-old Michelle from North Lanarkshire, Scotland, has access to the internet at home. But next week is already looking very different. Michelle’s family has fallen behind with the broadband payments, and even though they managed to reconnect only last weekend, they’ll be cut off again this Friday.

Michelle (who prefers gender-neutral pronouns and whose name has been changed to protect their privacy), together with their partner and 13-year-old daughter, has been homeless since February of

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