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Bryan Thompson Monday, May 30th

Kansas members of Congress have embraced a controversial budget-cutting bill even as some other Republicans are distancing themselves from it. As Jim McLean of the KHI News Service reports, the plan is controversial in part because of changes it would make to Medicare.

Bryan Thompson Wednesday, May 25th

Governor Sam Brownback says improving the University of Kansas Medical Center’s National ranking and reducing income taxes to improve the business climate are keys to growing the state’s biosciences economy. As Jim McLean of the KHI News Service reports, Brownback issued the challenge Tuesday during the third of four economic summits he is holding across the state.

Bryan Thompson Tuesday, May 24th

The group planning the new state website where more than 500,000 Kansans are eventually expected to purchase their health insurance is starting to make decisions about how the site will function. We get more from Jim McLean of the KHI News Service.

Bryan Thompson Monday, May 23rd

A new report from the Pew Center on the States says Kansas is not making any progress in addressing the dental needs of children. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, Kansas met only four of the eight benchmarks in the “Making Coverage Matter” report card again this year.

Bryan Thompson Thursday, May 19th

Governor Sam Brownback has signed a law aimed at controlling the proliferation of so-called “designer drugs”. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson explains, the new law takes aim at broad classes of chemicals, rather than individual compounds.

Bryan Thompson Wednesday, May 18th

The most popular medical school in the country is located at the University of Kansas Medical Center. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, the ranking is based on an analysis by U.S. News and World Report.

Bryan Thompson Monday, May 16th

The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered two Kansas cattle feedlots to correct violations of the federal Clean Water Act. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, both feedlots are in Central Kansas.

Bryan Thompson Monday, May 9th

A million-dollar gift from the Sprint Foundation has put the University of Kansas Cancer Center one step closer to applying for National Cancer Institute designation. More from Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson.

Bryan Thompson Monday, May 9th

The University of Kansas Cancer Center is one step closer to applying for designation by the National Cancer Institute, thanks to a million-dollar gift from the Sprint Foundation. More from Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson.

Bryan Thompson Monday, May 9th

Unable to get a federal grant, members of a blue ribbon panel working to lower the state’s infant mortality rate have decided to pursue private funding. We get more from Jim McLean of the KHI News Service.

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