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This old-time tractor, seen here on a farm near Stafford, Kansas, is far less complicated than the modern machinery used on most farms today. (Photo by J. Schafer)

Farmers have the right to fix their own tractors and combines. But these days, repairs require more than just parts. That's why farmers are lobbying for the right to buy the software needed to repair their own machinery.

Senator Jerry Moran speaking while Board of Education Chairman Jim Porter listens. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Officials shared concerns with Senator Jerry Moran.

Here's a summary of Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

Photo courtesy of K-State Communications and Marketing

This week on KPR Presents: a journalist's perspective on President Trump and his uneasy relationship with the press. Pulitzer Prize-winning editor Martin Baron gives the 176th Landon Lecture on Public Affairs at Kansas State University.

The state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest it has been since November 2000. A preliminary report released yesterday (FRI) by the Kansas Department of Labor says the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent in March, making Kansas one of 19 states with unemployment rates below the national average of 4.5 percent.

Here's a summary of Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

A KU Athletics spokesman says the policy should make the events safer, and will expedite entry. 

Unholy Rebellion contains the once-discarded Civil War diary of a Union soldier.

In the 1960s, a discarded diary from the American Civil War was found inside a home in Lawrence. That diary has now been published in the new book Unholy Rebellion, by Topeka author and military historian David Carter. KPR's J. Schafer talks with him about the diary and the man who wrote it, Charles Wetherbee. 

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The rally is part of an international set of meetings set for Saturday.

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

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

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