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Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri will no longer be recognized as a service provider for Kansas Medicaid programs. 

Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press

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

Despite recent increases, the Midwest still has some of the lowest retail gasoline prices in the nation.

Current prices are 16 percent lower than a year ago. The last time retail gas prices were lower on this date was in 2009. 

The budget passed by the Kansas Legislature this week cuts $185 million dollars from the state highway fund.

KDOT officials say "preservation" projects, such as resurfacing, bridge repair and replacement will continue.

The credit rating agency reaffirmed its Aa2 rating for Kansas as an issuer of bonds, but has revised the state's credit outlook to negative. 

Harvest Public Media is a reporting project specializing in agricultural and rural issues.

Egg prices spiked in the wake of avian flu outbreak last year, but the USDA now expects retail prices to fall by about 10 percent this year.

Heartland Health Monitor is a reporting collaboration focused on the impact of health issues in the Midwest.

The director of the University of Kansas Cancer Center pushed for passage of the bill.

Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press

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

Lawmakers left Topeka after their session ended Monday but many still have strong feelings about the bill.

The Legislature's measure narrows the budget gap but leaves it to Governor Sam Brownback to make more cuts to balance the final budget.

Lawanna Crow, an employee at Sun Cedar (Photo credit: Ballard Community Services/Sun Cedar website)

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