Many rural hospitals across the Midwest are struggling to stay open. In Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and other states, they're pushing for Medicaid expansion, which could help keep them financially afloat.
A committee in the Kansas House will take up an anti-abortion bill next week. Supporters of the measure say they want to ban what they call "dismemberment" abortions. Opponents call the procedure "dilation and evacuation" and say it's one of the safest methods for women who wish to terminate a pregnancy.
Kansas lawmakers will take a look at rewriting laws that govern lobbying. One bill would require lobbyists to report compensation they receive from government agencies to finance efforts to influence state policy.
Joel T. Dugan will be conducting a portrait painting demonstration in connection with his exhibition at the Shafer Gallery "Harnessing Consciousness." The demo will be from 2pm to 4pm on March 6, and the artist's reception will be from 6pm to 8pm also at the Shafer Gallery.