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Democratic Rep. Jim Ward (right) speaks to Republican Rep. John Barker before the meeting. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Wednesday, July 29th

The committee rejected a request to look for problems in the foster care system.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Wednesday, July 29th

UPDATE: The request to audit the state's foster care system has been denied by a legislative committee. 


Wednesday, July 29th

Thousands of Kansas public school teachers have left their jobs since last year.

Wednesday, July 29th

Douglas County District Judge Peggy Carr Kittel sent a letter last week to regional DCF officials asking whether the agency intends to allow only married couples to serve as foster parents.

File photo: Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. on the campaign trail (AP photo)
Wednesday, July 29th

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback will be absent during a news conference this Friday when his administration outlines $50 million in state budget cuts.


Wednesday, July 29th

An ongoing dispute between a man and his boss resulted in a fatal shooting near the University of Kansas Medical Center. Police in Kansas City, Kan., are still searching for the man they say shot his boss.

Wednesday, July 29th

The battle over raising the minimum wage continues in Kansas City. Now, a group of business owners is trying to overturn the city's new increase in minimum pay for workers.

Wednesday, July 29th

A woman discovered an unexploded mortar round while cleaning out her home in Prairie Village. 

Wednesday, July 29th

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

Image courtesy of ADA Legacy
Tuesday, July 28th

Next time on KPR Presents: this year marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Join us as we hear about the past and future of the ADA, and tour a new exhibit at the Dole Institute of Politics.

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