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The documentary, Town Teams: Bigger than Baseball, premiers Thursday night in Shawnee. Other showings are scheduled in Topeka, El Dorado and Wichita.

A new documentary about town team baseball in Kansas premieres tonight (THUR) in Shawnee. The film examines the way small Kansas communities, their hometown teams and the futures of both were so intertwined at the turn of the 20th century.

Senator Jeff King speaking to the Senate Tax Committee. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Lawmakers held a hearing on a bill that would partially roll-back a tax exemption for business income.

Franklin Graham speaking in Topeka

Christian evangelist Franklin Graham spoke to a crowd of thousands at the Kansas Statehouse Thursday, urging them to vote and even run for office.

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (Photo credit: 580 WIBW/Kansas Ag Network)

Senator Pat Roberts is holding up the confirmation process in exchange for a promise that no Guantanamo Bay detainees will be brought to Fort Leavenworth. 

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Heavy rain from Monday night through Wednesday morning led to some infrastructure malfunctions in Shawnee County and the city of Topeka. 

(Photo credit: Associated Press)

The forecast was largely correct, but some meteorologists are concerned that the warnings were overblown prior to Tuesday's storms. 

Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press

Here's a summary of today's news headlines from Associated Press, as compiled by KPR staff.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Kansas lawmakers are back in the Statehouse for the veto session, where they’re considering how to deal with a budget deficit.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Advocacy organizations joined forces at the Kansas Statehouse and asked legislators to change course on tax policy.

Kansas State Senator Forrest Knox meeting with constituents in Gridley.

Kansas lawmakers return from their spring break today (WED) to continue work on balancing the state budget.  Some legislators say they would like to repeal or modify the business tax cuts they approved several years ago.

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