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Kansas News Service Friday, January 20th

Kansas City area residents opposed to repealing the Affordable Care Act have been lobbying and protesting at the local offices of U.S. Senators from Kansas and Missouri.

Kansas Lottery tickets. These particular tickets, for the multi-state Powerball game, were losers. That's why I'm writing cutlines instead of yachting. (Photo by J. Schafer)
Jim McLean Thursday, January 5th

Mental health centers in Kansas are hoping to tap into state lottery funds to make up for years of budget cuts.

The pertnership between KU and Hays Medical Center is now official. (Photo: Hays Medical Center)
KCUR Radio Wednesday, January 4th

The partnership will allow Hays Medical Center to take advantage of KU's expertise in treating complex medical cases.  

The Kansas Flint Hills, minutes after burning. (Photo by Dan Charles, NPR)
KMUW Radio Tuesday, January 3rd

Does the annual burning of the Flint Hills in the spring produce too much air pollution? The Kansas chapter of the Sierra Club thinks so and is asking the EPA to intervene and impose stricter controls on burning.

Now working through opiate addiction, Melissa Morris, of Sterling, Colorado, drives two hours from her rural town to receive addiction treatment. (Photo by Luke Runyon / Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Wednesday, December 28th

Prescription painkillers and heroin are fueling a rise in drug addiction and overdoses in rural America. This story explores how these drugs have found their way into rural communities.

Heartland Health Monitor is a reporting collaborative involving multiple, non-profit, news outlets, including KPR. Its focus is to report on health issues affecting the Midwest.
Heartland Healt... Tuesday, December 27th

Shona Banda, a Garden City marijuana activist, lost custody of her 11-year-old son nearly two years ago.

The KHI News Service is an independent news agency based in Topeka, primarily focused on health policy and state government issues.
Jim McLean Thursday, December 22nd

The number of people signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare has increased nationwide, but not here in Kansas.  

Heartland Healt... Tuesday, December 20th

Both states also ranked low on climate change readiness. 

KHI News Service Friday, December 16th

According to an annual report, Kansas was the only state where the obesity rate went up significantly in 2015.

Heartland Health Monitor is a reporting collaboration focused on the impact of health issues in the Midwest.
Heartland Healt... Friday, December 16th

The federal rule makes clear that states can’t deny Planned Parenthood Title X funds simply because they provide abortions.

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