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Under the Surface: Mental Health in Kansas

The mental health system in Kansas is in a state of crisis. Over the next several months, Heartland Health Monitor will explore how Kansas -- once a progressive model for mental health treatment -- lost its way. Today, we'll hear the first part in this occasional series on Kansas mental health.

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.

The poll shows low approval ratings for Governor Sam Brownback and the state Legislature. (Photo by Dan Skinner)

The poll, from Fort Hays State University, also predicts a tight race in the state's 1st Congressional District.

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP, would help Midwest farmers compete in foreign markets.

Here's a look at the latest Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press.

Here's a summary of the day's Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

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As Democrats prepare for their National Convention, Thomas Frank turns a critical eye to the "Party of the People" and how it has failed the American middle class.

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Grand opening festivities are planned for this weekend at a new center housing James Naismith's original rules of basketball.  The DeBruce Center at the University of Kansas is hosting family-friendly activities and a rare opportunity to view artifacts from KU's University Archives about James Naismith and Phog Allen.

Here's a summary of the day's Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office filed a freedom of information act request in December, and says it has not yet received any records. 

It's only the second time the court has upheld a death sentence under the state's 1994 capital punishment law. 

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