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Dave Bahner speaks at A Nation Engaged event at Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, MO. Photo by Roy Inman.
Kaye McIntyre Sunday, April 30th

This week on KPR Presents: how much power should the president -- any president -- have? As President Trump hits his 100th day in office, area residents join NPR's John Burnett at the Truman Presidential Library and Museum to weigh in on presidential power.

Photo from Kansas Geological Survey
Associated Press Saturday, April 29th

A Nebraska mayor is pushing for changes in the way Kansas oversees prairie and ranchland burning after smoke from the Flint Hills spurred health warnings in that state.  Lincoln mayor Chris Beutler sent a letter to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment this week pressing for action after a larger number of simultaneous Kansas burns created more concentrated smoke across the state line.

Associated Press Saturday, April 29th

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

Associated Press Friday, April 28th

Stormont Vail is among three potential buyers for St. Francis Health hospital, along with the University of Kansas Health System and the California-based Prime Healthcare Foundation.  

Senator Carolyn McGinn (center) speaking with other lawmakers at a meeting last month. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Friday, April 28th

Legislative committees met to do some budget work before the session resumes next week.

American Serengeti, by historian Dan Flores, focuses on a time when large mammals roamed the Great Plains in massive numbers.
Rex Buchanan Friday, April 28th

Most Kansans know that huge herds of buffalo once roamed the high plains. But bison weren't the only large mammals who lived here. The book American Serengeti explores all the big animals that once populated the Great Plains. Commentator Rex Buchanan has our review.

Grassroots organizations in Johnson County, like Stand Up Blue Valley, are multiplying and starting to plot how they will elect more moderate Republicans and Democrats to the Kansas Legislature. (File photo from KCUR)
Kansas News Service Friday, April 28th

Stand Up Blue Valley and other grassroots political groups in Johnson County are already contemplating the next Kansas election and how they can put more moderate Republicans and Democrats in office.  

Harvest Public Media Friday, April 28th

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue refused to call the plan a path to citizenship, though.

Associated Press Friday, April 28th

The Early Childhood Education Center at Emporia State University is under investigation for alleged child abuse.  The center's director has resigned in the midst of the scandal. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Friday, April 28th

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.


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