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There are concerns that while the site itself is comparatively simple to navigate, the data itself is still confusing and sometimes inaccurate. 

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Kansas lawmakers are slated to take up the issue of transgender bathroom use next week. Republican Senate President Susan Wagle says she’s drafting a resolution opposing a federal directive.

Emergency officials say the twister stayed on the ground for about 90 minutes as it s...

Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press

This is the place to find the latest news headlines for our area from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers. Check back throughout the day as more stories are added. 

The National Weather Service has been predicting severe weather for Kansas most of this week.

A half-mile wide tornado carved a path of destruction in north-central Kansas, damaging two dozen homes in the Abilene area Wednesday night.

Overall, injury rates in the meatpacking industry dropped over the last decade...but they're still probably higher than the statistics indicate. 

The new group will be called Planned Parenthood Great Plains. 

Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Mark Bruce at the Statehouse earlier this year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The Kansas Highway Patrol is preparing for its largest training class ever, which could help reduce a trooper shortage.

Dave Heinemann (left), President of the Shawnee County Historical Society, presenting an award to KPR Commentator William Jennings Bryan Oleander, designating him "Speaker Emeritus of Kansas History." (Photo by Flint Hills Gal)

KPR Commentator William Jennings Bryan Oleander has been designated "Speaker Emeritus of Kansas History" by the Shawnee County Historical Society. And, he has something to say about the wisdom of preservation.

Rep. Lynn Jenkins and other lawmakers say McDonald is out of touch with veteran's concerns.

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald told lawmakers this week that wait times for veterans should not be the primary measure of the VA's success. He compared veterans' experiencs at VA medical centers with a trip to Disney World where visitors often wait in long lines but still have a satisfactory experience.

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