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

Kansas lawmakers say they will work to fix the state's culture of secrecy after a series in the Kansas City Star highlighted alarming levels of secrecy in state and local government. 

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)

Kansas lawmakers want to get a head start on addressing public school funding.  A special panel will meet December 4 to come up with a response to a state Supreme Court order to boost education funding. 

Police in Kansas City, Kansas, shot and wounded three suspects in a vehicle after one of the suspects raised a firearm at police.   
 

Inside Allen Fieldhouse (Photo by University of Kansas)

Kansas Athletics is now offering a lottery system for 20 free tickets for every men's basketball game for low-income, first-generation students and Pell Grant recipients.  

Protesters gather in downtown Wichita to demonstrate against a proposed Tyson facility in Sedgwick County. (Photo credit: Nadya Faulx, KMUW Radio)

Opponents of the proposed facility say Tyson will be a burden on the area’s water supply, and point to the company’s record of environmental violations. 

Overcrowding is a problem in the Manhattan-Ogden School District.  Consultants say it would cost more than $100 million to address the issue. 

An American Farm Bureau Federation survey found that an average Thanksgiving dinner this year will cost about 75 cents less than last year.

The cheaper holiday meal is largely due to a surplus of frozen turkeys.The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts farmers will produce more than 6 billion pounds of turkey this year. That’s 10 million more than in 2016.

Bill Lacy and Joseph Westphal (photo by Kaye McIntyre)

This week on KPR Presents: political instability in Saudi Arabia, the role of diplomacy, and the future of the Middle East, with former U.S. ambassador Joseph Westphal.

Here's a summary of Kansas and regional news headlines from the Associated Press.

Increases in prescription medication abuse and a rise in heroin overdose deaths have led to higher mortality rates in rural working-age adults

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