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This week on KPR Presents: we prepare for Monday's solar eclipse, and hear from astronauts Steve Hawley and John Grunsfeld. 

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

Flickr photo by Ilan Sharif

The report says up to 40 percent of food may be thrown out.

Kansas Senator Pat Roberts. (File photo by Stephen Koranda)

At issue were threats to the nation's food supply.

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran speaks at a town hall meeting Friday in Topeka. News broke during the meeting that White House strategist Steve Bannon was leaving his job. (Photo by Jim McLean)

Kansas Senator Jerry Moran spoke about Bannon leaving during an event in Topeka.

Officials in Atchison and other small communities in northeast Kansas are bracing themselves for tens of thousands of visitors for Monday's total solar eclipse. Atchison, a town of 11,000, could get as many as 35,000 extra visitors for Monday's big event.

The Lawrence Humane Society shelter in east Lawrence. (Photo by J. Schafer)

The Lawrence Humane Society is raising money for a new shelter, one that can better accommodate a growing number of homeless animals.

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

Governor Sam Brownback has announced pay raises for correctional officers at state prisons in the wake of inmate disturbances that have drawn public attention to staff shortages. 

Some Midwest corn growers are worried about changes to the trade pact sought by the Trump administration.

Mexico is a major consumer of American corn, but the cattle industry also wants labels to tell consumers where their beef and pork were produced.
 

the El Dorado Correctional Facility (photo credit: Kansas Department of Corrections)

The immediate raises are aimed at reducing staff shortages.

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