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The U.S. government is threatening to withhold federal funding for Larned State Hospital unless the state quickly addresses problems at the central Kansas facility.  In 2015, similar issues led the feds to decertify the state's psychiatric hospital in eastern Kansas.  The facility in Osawatomie passed a recent inspection but has yet to be re-certified.

 

 

A federal prosecutor in New York, working on behalf of the U.S. Attorney for Kansas, says there's no evidence that the Sixth Amendment rights of detainees at the Leavenworth Detention Center were violated.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas has been under investigation for recording attorney-client meetings and phone calls at the pre-trial detention facility in Leavenworth.  Now, the U.S. Attorney has stopped cooperating with the investigation.

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

Lawrence police say two University of Kansas students have been arrested on suspicion of rape at a KU residence hall.

The Kansas Jayhawks defeated the Missouri Tigers, 93-87, in an exhibition game at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Sunday.

The two rival teams haven’t played each other since 2012. Sunday’s game raised $1.75 million for victims of the recent hurricanes.

Photo courtesy of K-State Communications and Marketing

This week on KPR Presents: three Kansas State University alumni on the front lines address issues facing colleges and universities today, in this Landon Lecture on Public Affairs.

Here's a summary of the day's Kansas news from the Associated Press.

Saltwater injection wells, like this one in southeast Kansas, are gaining more attention from Kansans concerned about their potential effects.  (Photo from Kansas Geological Survey)

Douglas County and Lawrence city officials want more state regulatory changes amid an energy company’s plans to dump wastewater near Eudora. 

It's all about sustainability at this weekend's Mother Earth News Fair in Topeka.  More than 150 speakers are taking part in the two-day event at the Kansas Expocentre.  KPR spoke to one of them: Shawna Coronado, an organic gardener and author of six books.

Snow Hall, on Jayhawk Blvd. (Photo by J. Schafer)

Students at the University of Kansas pass by Snow Hall all the time, but few have any idea about the man for whom the building is named. 

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

The third person arrested in the fatal shooting of three people in downtown Lawrence has been ordered extradited to Douglas County from Kansas City, Missouri. 

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