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According to a study by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the average state has about 29.2 days of reserve funds on hand. 
 

Former Lawrence Mayor Jeremy Farmer (photo credit: http://www.nfesh.org/)

Jeremy Farmer has admitted to stealing money from his time on the job as executive director of a food pantry. 

Racist messages chaled on the Bethany College campus include an allusion to a Donald Trump campaign slogan (photo credit: Lindsborg Police Department)

Chalk outlines of bodies and messages including "Make Lindsborg White Again" were scrawled on Bethany College sidewalks earlier this month. 

Here's what's happening in our area

Find out what's happening in our area by browsing these news headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Harvest Public Media is a reporting project specializing in agricultural and rural issues.

The suit could involve thousands of farmers in Kansas and across the nation.

The order affects more than 19,500 voters. 

A five percent funding reduction at the state universities governed by the Board of Regents would result in a loss of at least $56 million.

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

What's happening in our area?  Find out here, by browsing through these news headlines from the Associated Press, compiled by the KPR News Staff.

A majority of Kansas residents support reducing drug possession penalties to reduce the state's prison population.

Kansas prisons are over capacity and 86 percent of Kansas residents polled said they would rather reduce the inmate population than build new prisons.

Salina resident Janis Wearing weighs in with Shari Sutton at Salina Family Health Care. (Photo by Bryan Thompson)

Kansas is now the seventh-fattest state in the nation. Obesity leads to all kinds of health problems, including cancer. Reporter Bryan Thompson tells us how the University of Kansas Center Center is working to reduce obesity among rural Kansas residents.

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