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

What's happening in our area?  Find out here, by browsing through these news headlines from the Associated Press, compiled by the KPR News Staff.

A majority of Kansas residents support reducing drug possession penalties to reduce the state's prison population.

Kansas prisons are over capacity and 86 percent of Kansas residents polled said they would rather reduce the inmate population than build new prisons.

Salina resident Janis Wearing weighs in with Shari Sutton at Salina Family Health Care. (Photo by Bryan Thompson)

Kansas is now the seventh-fattest state in the nation. Obesity leads to all kinds of health problems, including cancer. Reporter Bryan Thompson tells us how the University of Kansas Center Center is working to reduce obesity among rural Kansas residents.

If the Cancer Center is designated as a "comprehensive" center, it could attract more federal grant money and more top-flight talent.   

Major General Wayne Grigsby was initially suspended on Friday. 

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson has ordered Kobach to appear in her courtroom on Friday. 

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

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

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

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said renewed trade with China could provide a major boost for the beef industry.

Governor Sam Brownback speaking at an event last month. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

A new budget document shows the state is facing a deficit.

Here are today's area headlines from the Associated Press as compiled by KPR staffers.

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