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Salaries for Kansas judicial employees may be getting a boost.  A committee in the Kansas Legislature is expected to vote Monday on a plan to increase pay for judges and other court system workers by as much as 22 percent.

Will Kansas farmers start growing hemp again?  Maybe.  State lawmakers are considering the idea and moving legislation forward.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by Dan Skinner)

Kansas lawmakers took one step closer to expanding Medicaid this week when a Senate committee advanced an expansion bill to the full chamber. But will it matter, since the governor is still against the idea?

The University of Kansas campus. (Photo by J Schafer)

The plan would restore some, but not all, of the higher education cuts made last year.

Hemp plants growing in a field. (Flickr photo by Lesley L.)

The bill would open the door to industrial hemp production in Kansas.

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

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

KU's Josh Jackson celebrates lead as Purdue's Caleb Swanigan tries to catch up.

The top-seed Kansas Jayhawks defeated Purdue, 98-to-66, Thursday night in Kansas City.

The Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services says it would cost more than $10 million a year to ​buy metal detectors and hire armed guards.

A Senate committee is considering a proposal to exempt state hospitals, nursing homes, and mental health facilities from having to allow guns in their buildings.

A Kansas Senate committee on Thursday advanced a Medicaid expansion bill, sending it to the full Senate for a vote next week.  Members of the committee include, from left, Barbara Bollier, Vicki Schmidt and Laura Kelly.  (Photo by Jim McLean)

The Kansas Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee has advanced an expansion bill to the full Senate for a vote that supporters say will take place Monday.

Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is President Trump's pick to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (Photo by Evan Vucci / AP)

President Trump's pick to lead the U.S. Agriculture Department had his first confirmation hearing today (THUR) in the U.S. Senate.

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