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Area news headlines from the Associated Press

Find out what's happening.  Check out these Kansas headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by the KPR news team.

Obama era environmental regulations got a hearing in Kansas City on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: environmentalleader.org)

The Trump White House contends that administrative rules created under the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan go beyond what law allows the EPA to impose.

A kid-friendly room in KVC's Topeka office is decorated with a space theme. The contractor is used to having kids hanging out in kid-friendly spaces of its offices, but is still adjusting to a growing number of children spending nights there. (Photo by Madeline Fox / Kansas News Service)

Kansas has about 2,700 children in foster care, but not nearly enough foster parents to take them in.  That and other problems have been plaguing the system designed to help abused and neglected children.  The Kansas News Service takes a closer looks at the system and some of its problems. 
 

Two Planned Parenthood affiliates sued to block Kansas from cutting off its Medicaid funding. (Photo by KCUR)

An appeals court has affirmed a lower court's ruling that Kansas improperly sought to cut off Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood.

Lenexa Police Major Dawn Layman wearing a body camera while visiting the Statehouse in 2015. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The compromise would give some people quicker access to police videos.

Wichita businessman Willis “Wink” Hartman is pulling out of the Republican race for governor in Kansas.  (Photo by Nadya Faulx / KMUW)

Wichita oilman Wink Hartman has dropped out of the Kansas governor's race, throwing his support behind former rival, Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

Area news headlines from the Associated Press

Take a look at area news headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Several hundred Lawrence students staged a school walkout to protest gun violence, including last week's deadly mass shooting at a school in Florida.  And, more protests are planned across Kansas.
 

Voters casting ballots in 2012. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The bill says candidates must be at least 18 and live in Kansas.

233 mayors from across the country sent a letter to EPA administrator Scott Pruitt urging him to keep the Clean Power Plan in place. (Photo Credit: Sean Sandefur, KMUW)

The Obama administration intended the plan to push states away from coal and towards cleaner sources of energy, like natural gas and wind.

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