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Bryan Thompson Monday, July 25th, 2011

Last year was the deadliest ever for children left in hot vehicles, with 49 fatalities nationwide. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, the ongoing heat wave has officials worried that this year could be even worse.

Bryan Thompson Friday, July 22nd, 2011

The battle over the proposed expansion of a coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas has taken another controversial turn. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, state environmental regulators have agreed to allow extra time for construction to begin.

Bryan Thompson Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

The National Weather Service says this is one of the hottest years ever recorded in Kansas. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, people aren’t the only ones at risk in the extreme heat.

Bryan Thompson Monday, July 18th, 2011

Lakes in seven counties scattered all across Kansas are currently experiencing harmful blue-green algae blooms. Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson explains why you need to be concerned.

Bryan Thompson Thursday, July 14th, 2011

The heat wave shows no sign of letting up anytime soon. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, that means people need to take precautions.

Bryan Thompson Monday, July 11th, 2011

The U-S Department of Health and Human Services has issued proposed guidelines for states to follow in setting up Insurance Exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. More from Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson.

Bryan Thompson Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

The ongoing legal battle over the proposed expansion of a coal-fired power plant in Southwest Kansas has taken an unusual turn. Kansas Public Radio's Bryan Thompson has more.

Bryan Thompson Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

A study published in a journal of the American Psychiatric Association says a training program for families of people with serious mental illness is effective in helping them learn to cope. More from Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson.

Bryan Thompson Friday, July 1st, 2011

What was one of the largest state agencies in Kansas is now a division of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, effective today (Fri). Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson explains.

Bryan Thompson Friday, July 1st, 2011

Many Kansans would probably be hard pressed to explain the difference between Medicaid and Medicare. Congress created both programs in 1965 at the urging of President Lyndon Johnson. But they serve very different purposes. Everyone qualifies for Medicare at age 65. But eligibility for Medicaid – the health care program for the poor and disabled – differs from state to state. And as Jim McLean of the KHI News Service reports, an effort is underway in Kansas to transform Medicaid and reduce its cost. For updates on the effort to overhaul the Medicaid program, go to the KHI News Service website...

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