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This week on KPR Presents: General Richard B. Myers, interim president of Kansas State University and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Image from National Weather Service, Kansas City

Heavy rains swamped areas of Kansas City, prompting high-water rescues and a temporary suspension of the city's downtown streetcar service.  KMBC-TV reported that yesterday's (FRI) storms caused Brush Creek to rise ten feet in an hour.

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

A multimillion-dollar expansion will accommodate an additional 2,600 workers. 

Mark Tallman, with the Kansas Association of School Boards, speaking to reporters. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The report ranks states based on a series of education measures.

For more political coverage on social media platforms, #KS2016 is the hashtag to use.

How did a group of stay-at-home moms change the make-up of the Kansas Legislature?

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

Check out our brief summary of what's happening across the KPR listening area. 

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.

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