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Area news headlines from the Associated Press

Here are the latest Kansas headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Floyd Bledsoe of Jefferson County leaves Lansing Correctional Facility in 2015 after serving 15 years for a murder and kidnapping he did not commit. (Photo Credit:

The Kansas House and Senate have passed bills that would authorize payments of between $50,000 and $80,000 for each year an innocent person was incarcerated.

The Kansas House chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The bill is in response to a death in Wichita caused by a false police report.

Leaders of the India Association of Kansas City plan this year's India Day celebration.  (Photo by Laura Ziegler / KCUR)

One year ago, a shooter targeted Indian immigrants at a bar in Olathe, sending fear through the local Indian community.  Now, those fears have largely subsided.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)

The Kansas Senate wants to reinstate a tax break for small businesses, despite concerns about school funding.

Area news headlines from the Associated Press

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

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.

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