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Universities in Kansas having been working on absorbing state funding cuts.

A discussion forum is planned for September 15th. 

KU Jayhawk Madison Rigdon, left, battling Mizzou in the NCAA tournament last season. (Photo by Jeff Jacobsen / KU Athletics)

After last season's Final Four appearance, expectations are riding high for the University of Kansas women's volleyball team. The Jayhawks, ranked 5th in the nation, begin the new season tomorrow (FRI) with a road game against Mississippi State.

The KHI News Service is an independent news agency based in Topeka, primarily focused on health policy and state government issues.

Federal officials are downplaying projected increases in health insurance premiums under Obamacare, the federal health law.

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The targeted cuts are just part of the $7 million in reductions the university will need to absorb.

The Kansas Supreme Court could rule by the end of this year on whether lawmakers are currently underfunding public education. 

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Chase County, Kansas (Photo by Dave Kendall)

The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary this week. One of the sites operated by the Park Service is the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in the Flint Hills of eastern Kansas. A new documentary celebrates the tallgrass preserve, which marks its own anniversary this year. 

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Secretary Kobach speaking to reporters earlier this month. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach argued before an appeals court Tuesday.

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