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The Kansas Guidebook 2 is a new and updated guide to all things Kansas, written by two women who've been everywhere in the state (Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe).

Exploring Kansas?  Better take along The Kansas Guidebook 2. Written by two women (Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe) who've "been everywhere, man." Well, everywhere in Kansas, anyway. Commentator Rex Buchanan has a review of this comprehensive and updated guide to the Sunflower State.

Here's what's happening in our area, according to staff and AP wire reports.

Here's a look at what's been happening in our area, according to staff and wire accounts. 

This week on KPR Presents: what our Founding Fathers really thought about religion and politics.  Matthew Stewart is the author of Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic.

Here's a summary of Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press.

A graph from the Kansas Department of Labor showing private sector jobs in Kansas.

Kansas has a low unemployment rate, but the state has been losing private sector jobs.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach speaking in a legislative committee. (File photo by Stephen Koranda)

A judge denied two challenges to the commission this week.

The Kansas state flag and the gay pride flag, hanging from the porch of William Jennings Bryan Oleander's home in Here, Kansas. (Photo by WJB Oleander)

It was a mostly quiet Independence Day this year in the sleepy town of Here, Kansas. For Commentator William Jennings Bryan Oleander, the celebration was less about flashy fireworks and more about reflection.

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

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says a boil water advisory for 12 public water systems in Lyon and Coffey counties might remain in effect for several days after a water main break in Emporia Thursday.

KU researchers will survey the workers to develop solutions for health problems.

Moving often from place to place can make it difficult for migrant farm workers to access health care.  

(Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)

The Kansas Department of Commerce operates the data management system that was compromised. 

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