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A graph from the Kansas Department of Labor showing private sector jobs in Kansas.

Kansas has a low unemployment rate, but the state has been losing private sector jobs.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach speaking in a legislative committee. (File photo by Stephen Koranda)

A judge denied two challenges to the commission this week.

The Kansas state flag and the gay pride flag, hanging from the porch of William Jennings Bryan Oleander's home in Here, Kansas. (Photo by WJB Oleander)

It was a mostly quiet Independence Day this year in the sleepy town of Here, Kansas. For Commentator William Jennings Bryan Oleander, the celebration was less about flashy fireworks and more about reflection.

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

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says a boil water advisory for 12 public water systems in Lyon and Coffey counties might remain in effect for several days after a water main break in Emporia Thursday.

KU researchers will survey the workers to develop solutions for health problems.

Moving often from place to place can make it difficult for migrant farm workers to access health care.  

(Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)

The Kansas Department of Commerce operates the data management system that was compromised. 

A view of the KU Medical Center's new Health Education Building in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Dan Margolies, KCUR)

The new building features a simulation center and mock exam rooms for training new doctors. 

(photo credit: Van L. Johnson)

The incident occurred in the city of Emporia, but public water systems throughout the region have been affected. 

The Kansas City Royals are trying to make Kauffman Stadium friendly to baseball fans on the autism spectrum.

The loudness of a baseball stadium can make some people with autism feel anxious. For the first time this year, the Royals have created eight quiet zones within the stadium where people can go to relax and get away from the din on the field and in the stands.

Ethan Corson will take the party's top job beginning August 1. 

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