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This week on KPR Presents: President Trump and the media.  Pulitzer Prize-winning editor Martin Baron gives the 176th Landon Lecture on Public Affairs at Kansas State University.

The state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest it has been since November 2000. A preliminary report released yesterday (FRI) by the Kansas Department of Labor says the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent in March, making Kansas one of 19 states with unemployment rates below the national average of 4.5 percent.

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

A KU Athletics spokesman says the policy should make the events safer, and will expedite entry. 

Unholy Rebellion contains the once-discarded Civil War diary of a Union soldier.

In the 1960s, a discarded diary from the American Civil War was found inside a home in Lawrence. That diary has now been published in the new book Unholy Rebellion, by Topeka author and military historian David Carter. KPR's J. Schafer talks with him about the diary and the man who wrote it, Charles Wetherbee. 

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The rally is part of an international set of meetings set for Saturday.

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

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

Dr. Kevin Rabas, the new Poet Laureate of Kansas (photo credit: Emporia State University)

Kevin Rabas is an associate professor of English, who teaches poetry and playwriting at Emporia State University. 

Budget Director Shawn Sullivan speaking to reporters Thursday. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Lawmakers still need to eliminate a deficit approaching $900 million.

Pretty Prairie, in south-central Kansas, has a water problem.  Most residents aren’t bothered by the high nitrate levels in the town’s water, but being in violation of environmental regulations is hurting property values.  The question now is whether the town will be helped or harmed by new leadership at the EPA.

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