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Governor Sam Brownback speaking in 2017 as Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer looks on. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Brownback is again waiting for a confirmation vote in the full U.S. Senate.

Westar Energy and KCP&L have pledged to give 100 percent of their savings from corporate tax cuts back to customers. The Kansas Corporation Commission will be keeping an eye on whether that ends up happening. 

The move averts a showdown...at least temporarily...between the federal public defender and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Kansas.

The Crosscheck program has had security problems, and some states want fixes made before they submit any more records.

The prison in Lansing. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

This is the second time this month a decision on the proposal was delayed.

A former legislative staffer described the harassment in Topeka as rampant and cited interns mixing with lawmakers at after-hours events as a particular problem.

The session was not mandatory but attendance was encouraged by legislative leaders determined to do something in response to a recent wave of sexual harassment allegations in the Legislature.

Area news headlines from the Associated Press.

Find out what's happening with this handy summary of Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR staffers.

College degree and certificate obtainment has been flat in Kansas for the past four years and the Board of Regents wants to boost that number significantly by 2020.

A recent study found that Kansas is going to need many more workers with post-high school degrees to avoid worker shortages within the next few years.

Gavin Wright, Patrick Stein, and Curtis Allen will be tried for allegedly planning to bomb a Somali mosque and apartment complex in Garden City.

House Speaker Paul Ryan presenting the award to Bob Dole.

The medal is the highest civilian honor Congress can bestow. 

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