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The Brownback administration is seeking federal approval for a new version of KanCare that would cap the benefits of some non-disabled recipients and require them to work. 

Wheat field in Logan County, Kansas (File photo from J. Schafer)

Most of Kansas is too dry and many places are in desperate need of moisture.

The governor wants more school counselors in Kansas, but getting them is a tall order.

(Photo from Westar)

If the merger is approved, Westar and Great Plains Energy would combine to create a utility company that serves more than 1.5 million customers in Kansas and Missouri.

Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer is asking the Kansas Legislature for more money to help high school students earn college credit.

Name plate inside Governor Sam Brownback's office at the Kansas Statehouse.  (Photo by Dan Skinner)

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says his welfare reform policies have led to a dramatic drop in childhood poverty during the past seven years, but the effects of those policies are still under debate.

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

A massive fire in Lawrence has destroyed Americas Best Value Inn just south of I-70. The fire totally destroyed the motel and the building has partially collapsed.

Kansas climbed back from a 16 point deficit to beat West Virginia in Morgantown, 71-66

The 10th-ranked Kansas Jayhawks came back from a big deficit to defeat No. 6 West Virginia on Monday, defeating the Mountaineers in Morgantown.

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

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has named a health care insurance executive to be acting secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. 

Congress is beginning to map out how it will spend more than $500 billion on food and farm programs over the next five years.

The massive piece of legislation pays for numerous programs from land conservation to food stamps. 

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