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Children stand outside tents during a sandstorm in a refugee camp in Lebanon.  (AP Photo by Bilal Hussein, from
Wednesday, November 25th

If and when the United States starts accepting Syrian refugees into the country, one agency will almost certainly be involved: Catholic Charities.  It's one of the oldest and largest agencies contracted by the U.S. State Department to help resettle those seeking refuge in America.  Hear from Ken Williams, one of the leaders of this Christian organization.

Wednesday, November 25th

Councilman Jonathan Schumm and his wife are facing allegations of child abuse. 

Wednesday, November 25th

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he strongly opposes same-day voter registration. 

Wednesday, November 25th

Cheick Diallo will be allowed to play for the KU men's basketball team, beginning Tuesday. 

Wednesday, November 25th

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

Statue of Jesus in a Kansas Catholic church (Photo by J. Schafer)
Tuesday, November 24th

Catholic bishops in Kansas are walking a fine line on the Syrian refugee crisis. Church leaders have offered their support for the plight of Syrian refugees but have been reluctant to openly criticize the Catholic governor of the state, Sam Brownback, for his executive order designed to keep Syrian refugees out of the state.

The Judicial Center, which houses the Kansas Supreme Court. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Tuesday, November 24th

Attorneys for the state say it's up to lawmakers and the governor to determine school funding levels.

Tuesday, November 24th

The USDA estimates that bird flu killed an estimated 8 million turkeys this spring but there's still an adequate supply for the holiday.

Tuesday, November 24th

The summons notifications are expected to be mailed next week. 

The KHI News Service is an independent news agency, largely focused on health policy issues and state government news, based in Topeka.
Tuesday, November 24th

A Topeka couple was arrested for allegedly abusing their adopted child. A same-sex couple had also tried to adopt the child but was denied. Now, the same sex couple is claiming discrimination in the adoption case.

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