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Thursday, September 3rd

Diabetes has been a long-term problem on Native American reservations. Now, health officials are looking into links between diabetes and depression.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Thursday, September 3rd

The Kansas Legislature has created two interim committees, one will study public school funding and the other will examine sales tax exemptions.

Thursday, September 3rd

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

Thursday, September 3rd

Missouri customers of Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) will soon be paying higher electricity bills - about $12 a month higher.  Meanwhile, a request to increase rates for KCP&L's customers in Kansas is still pending before state regulators.

Thursday, September 3rd

A St. Joseph, Missouri man has pleaded guilty to fraud charges involving the installation of solar panels.

Shawnee County Courthouse (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Wednesday, September 2nd

Funding for the entire Kansas court system is now in jeopardy. A Shawnee County District Court judge has struck down a law related to the way chief judges are selected. But that law was tied to other legislation stating that all funding for the judicial branch would be stripped away if the first law was struck down.

Doug Bonney, with the ACLU of Kansas. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Wednesday, September 2nd

A public hearing gave opponents and supporters a chance to offer opinions on the proposal.

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Wednesday, September 2nd

Officials are testing for the presence of a chemical that's commonly used by dry cleaners. 

Wednesday, September 2nd

The sites will move goods between railcars and trucks.

Wednesday, September 2nd

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

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