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The teaching of sex education in public schools has become a target for some state lawmakers, who are seeking big changes.

Two bills in the Kansas Legislature would change the way sex education is taught in public schools.  But Commentator John "Richard" Schrock says both bills are essentially an effort to remove the subject from the classroom altogether.

The Kansas Senate chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The legislation moves local government spring elections to the fall of odd-numbered years.

The Kansas Senate chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The bill would allow Kansans to carry a concealed gun without without a permit.

Here's a summary of the day's AP news headlines for our area, mostly Kansas.

Regional headlines from the Associated Press

Now's the time to refresh your family's plan for severe weather and other emergencies. 

The KC Royals baseball team has gathered in Surprise, Arizona for Spring Training. (Photo by Greg Echlin)

Coming off their World Series appearance last season, the Kansas City Royals are now gathered in Arizona for spring training.

Sunlight hits the shiny, new copper dome on top of the Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by J. Schafer)

In many parts of Kansas, residents don't have easy access to a dentist.  A bill in the Kansas Statehouse is aimed at fixing that problem, but many lawmakers (as well as many dentists) are opposed.

Photo by Stephen Koranda

The bill would eliminate the need for a permit to carry a concealed gun in Kansas.

Voters casting ballots in Douglas County. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The bill would block political candidates from removing themselves from the ballot after the filing deadline.

Retired state employees won't be getting any help with cost-of-living increases in the coming year. 

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