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Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins gives the annual Dole Lecture at the University of Kansas Dole Institute of Politics.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is recommending that pregnant women postpone any travel to areas where Zika virus transmission is occurring. 

The panel approved raises for corrections workers, but not other employees.

More people are getting insured, but progress in Kansas is moving more slowly than in the nation as a whole. 

Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by the KPR news staff.

Here's a summary of the day's Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by the KPR news staff.

Teachers pack hearing at the Kansas House Education Committee. (Photo: Sam Zeff, KCUR)

Testy debates are underway in Topeka over school funding, trimming the number of school districts and several other controversial issues.

The KHI News Service is an independent news agency based in Topeka, primarily focused on health policy and state government issues.

Federal officials say they're pleased with the latest enrollment numbers for federal health insurance. In Kansas, more than 100,000 have signed up for Obamacare and in Missouri, nearly 300,000.

KU insists that it complied with state law. The Kansas House Appropriations Committee is not pleased. 

The amendment would block a proposal from Governor Brownback affecting children's program funding.

Photo by Stephen Koranda

The House rejected a plan that would have allowed the governor to pick nominees, subject to Senate confirmation.

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