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Governor Sam Brownback speaking earlier this year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Brownback struck down two issues in the budget plan.

Regional headlines from the Associated Press newswire

An independent task force will examine the Kansas child welfare, a highly-charged criminal case is setting neighbors against one another in a Jackson County town. These stories and more regional news from the Associated Press can be found right here. 

This week on KPR Presents: a sneak peek at some of the films, music, and fun at this year's Free State Film Festival.

These are the latest regional headlines from the Associated Press.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has been fined for misleading a federal court; agribusiness firm Syngenta plans to appeal a $218 million jury award; and a new task force will review the Kansas child welfare system. More on these stories and other regional headlines is just a click away. 

Secretary of State Kris Kobach speaking last year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

It's related to a lawsuit over documents Kobach carried when meeting with Donald Trump.

Farmers sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its timing of the introduction of a genetically engineered variety of corn. 

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

A summary of the latest news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

Roberts says he has concerns about the bill but says he’ll support it to keep the process moving.

Opponents say the Senate bill is worse than the Obamacare repeal bill passed by the U.S. House and that Kansas’ share of the Medicaid cuts in the bill total about $1 billion over 10 years.

The website of Senator Roberts outlined his support for the bill.

Roberts says he supports the plan, even though it isn't perfect.

Loneker, who turned 46 on Wednesday, was a substitute teacher at Free State High School in Lawrence. (Photo:

Loneker was diagnosed with cancer last December and his family says he battled it with the kind of positive attitude he was known for  throughout his life.

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