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KPR Presents host Kaye McIntyre and author Ben Lerner, KPR logo in background
Kaye McIntyre Sunday, October 13th, 2019

Best-selling author Ben Lerner stops by KPR to talk about his latest book, The Topeka School, hot off the presses and already receiving widespread critical acclaim.

Associated Press Sunday, October 13th, 2019

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

Associated Press Saturday, October 12th, 2019

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

State lawmakers in Kansas typically make about $21,900 each legislative session.  Some would like to see that amount go up.  (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, October 11th, 2019

Kansas Legislators make lots of laws, but they don't make much money.  Some are asking whether it's time to raise legislative pay. 

 The exterior of Tequila KC, where nine people were shot, four of them fatally.  A sign on the bar door specifically says no guns are allowed. (Photo by Elle Moxley / KCUR)
Associated Press Friday, October 11th, 2019

Two convicted felons facing criminal charges over a bar shooting in Kansas City, Kansas, that killed four people had previous brushes with the law that could have kept them behind bars.  But judges and other officials made different decisions.  That's according to a review of court records by The Associated Press.  Observers say those decisions — to let one man out on bond pending trial and to let the other serve probation rather than return to prison — weren't in themselves unusual and underscore the kinds of issues judges often must assess to determine which offenders pose a danger to the...

Associated Press Friday, October 11th, 2019

Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Some vape shops often have hundreds of e-liquid flavors. But some shops already limit sales to adults over age 21. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, October 11th, 2019

Fewer Kansas teens are experimenting with cigarette smoking. Public health experts were cheering, until vaping came around. Some cities and counties in Kansas have recently raised the minimum age for buying cigarettes and vaping products from 18 to 21. Anti-tobacco groups are urging lawmakers to extend that age limit statewide.  

J. Schafer Friday, October 11th, 2019

The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for the entire KPR listening area, so bundle up! The Freeze Warning is in effect from 11 p.m. this (FRI) evening through 9 a.m. Saturday.

J. Schafer Thursday, October 10th, 2019

The purple area indicates a Freeze Warning, which takes effect tonight (THUR), while the light blue area indicates a Freeze Watch, which takes effect Friday evening.

Associated Press Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

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