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Many small towns have seen their local grocery stores close and residents have limited access to fresh food.
Kansas News Service Monday, January 30th

In some parts of rural Kansas, residents must travel 20 to 30 miles to the nearest full-service grocery store.

Image from Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Associated Press Saturday, January 28th

Kansas health officials say the flu is spreading across the state.  Six outbreaks have been confirmed: two in Leavenworth County, and one each in Cherokee, Harvey, Osage, and Saline counties. Health officials say it's not too late to get the flu vaccine, as the disease could spread for two or three more months.

(photo credit: user Succo at pixabay.com)
Kansas News Service Thursday, January 26th

Dental care provider Sterling Dental had threatened to suspend its services for customers whose Medicaid applications are still pending. 

Brandon Brown exits court after being sentenced to 20 years in prison for the beating death of Jerry Martinez. Brandon, who has schizophrenia, cycled in and out of state hospitals and other psychiatric facilities for years.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, January 25th

The father of a man who murdered a fellow patient in a Kansas mental health facility isn’t questioning his son’s guilt. But he says the state’s overburdened and underfunded mental health system is also to blame. This is the story of a 2015 murder and what it says about the Kansas mental health system.

Kansas News Service Tuesday, January 24th

Using a $10 million donation, The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City will create new research positions to fight childhood cancer.  

Associated Press Monday, January 23rd

KDHE Secretary Susan Mosier says she hopes a resolution for the situation will be reached quickly.

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.

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