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The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Democrats and Republicans sent out heated statements on the issues.

(photo credit: Grant Gerlock, Harvest Public Media)

Roberts, who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, thinks NAFTA has been good for some sectors of the American economy. 

Tim Keck, secretary of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (photo credit: Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)

Federal inspectors decertified the Osawatomie State Hospital in December of 2015.

Governor Brownback speaking about the network. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The network will allow first responders to communicate.

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

Former Democratic state lawmaker Paul Davis has officially kicked off his campaign for the 2nd Congressional District.

Osawatomie State Hospital lost federal certification in 2015 because of safety problems.

Employees questioned officials from the Department for Aging and Disability Services Tuesday about staff salaries and pensions as well as concerns for patient safety.

 Hy-Vee has opened 115 Market Grille restaurants in its grocery stores, including this one in Columbia, Missouri, in a move to provide a more full-service food service experience for customers.  (Photo by Kristofor Husted / Harvest Public Media)

Supermarkets are becoming more than simply grocery stores these days. Many are becoming sit-down restaurants. And the trend is shaking up the food service landscape.

Former KU Football Coach Mark Mangino at the Orange Bowl in 2008.  Former Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius is pictured looking on, in the lower right.  (Photo from the Topeka Capital-Journal)

Former KU Football Coach Mark Mangino, and members of his team who won the Orange Bowl in 2008, will be recognized at KU football's season opener September 2nd.

Paul Davis speaking to reporters after the announcement. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Davis, a Democrat, said the culture in Washington is broken.

Tim Keck, secretary of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, will outline a privatization plan for Osawatomie State Hospital at a Tuesday afternoon meeting in the state-run psychiatric hospital's administration building.  (Photo from the Kansas News Service)

The secretary of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services is pushing ahead with efforts to privatize the state hospital in Osawatomie.

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