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The report says Kansas has more ballots thrown out than many other states.

Osawatomie State Hospital (File photo, Kansas News Service)

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services has unveiled a proposal to build a new mental hospital at Osawatomie, but Jim Ward says other options should be on the table. 

The new $8 million Independence Healthcare Center, operates as an extension of Labette Health, a regional hospital in nearby Parsons. The center will serve Independence, a town of about 8,800 people that has been without a hospital for about two years. (photo credit: Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)

The rural Kansas town of Independence lost its hospital two years ago. Now, it has a health center with more limited services. 

 Kansas Republican Congressman Kevin Yoder, who represents the state's 3rd District, participated in his first in-person town hall meeting since last year's election. The meeting Tuesday at Olathe City Hall was hosted by the Kansas City Star.  (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)

Kansas 3rd District Congressman Kevin Yoder held a town hall meeting in Johnson County Tuesday night, where he answered questions from constituents.  He also spent part of his time defending President Donald Trump.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press

Kansas Representative Kevin Yoder told a group of constituents at a town hall meeting in Olathe last night that he wants to fix private health insurance markets rather than moving the U.S. toward expanded government health coverage. The forum was Yoder's first face-to-face town hall meeting with constituents since President Trump's election in November. 

Amazon is hoping to make the case to consumers that buying food online makes sense. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press

Heavy rains in the Topeka area overnight prompted flood warnings and watches this (TUE) morning for several counties in northeast Kansas. Authorities in the Kansas City area rescued more than a dozen stranded drivers after heavy rains soaked parts of the city.

People from all over the world came to see totality in Sabetha, Kansas at 1:04 p.m. Monday. (Photo: Sam Zeff, Kansas News Service)    Shifting cloud cover obscured the first solar eclipse to traverse the country in nearly a century as it crossed northeast Kansas Monday.

Shifting cloud cover obscured the solar eclipse in some parts of northeast Kansas Monday.  

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. (File photo by Stephen Koranda)

A former employee argues her firing amounts to religious discrimination.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press

Kansas Democratic House Leader Jim Ward of Wichita ended months of speculation with his announcement over the weekend that he will enter the 2018 race for governor. 

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