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The Kansas Supreme Court could rule by the end of this year on whether lawmakers are currently underfunding public education. 

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Chase County, Kansas (Photo by Dave Kendall)

The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary this week. One of the sites operated by the Park Service is the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in the Flint Hills of eastern Kansas. A new documentary celebrates the tallgrass preserve, which marks its own anniversary this year. 

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

Find out what's happening in Kansas by reviewing this summary of the day's news headlines for our area. 

Secretary Kobach speaking to reporters earlier this month. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach argued before an appeals court Tuesday.

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

Brownback says his office is not planning any significant job cuts.

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little talked about expanding diversity, equity and inclusion efforts on campus. 

Several merger deals are making the rounds, including agricultural and seed companies like ChemChina, Syngenta, Dow, DuPont and Monsanto. 

The requirements could be relaxed in hopes of attracting more recruits. 

Here's a look at area news headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by the KPR News Team.

What's happening in Kansas?  Find out here, by scrolling through these area news headlines.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The proposals would change how employees are selected for layoffs.

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