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Roberts says he has concerns about the bill but says he’ll support it to keep the process moving.
Kansas News Service Friday, June 23rd

Opponents say the Senate bill is worse than the Obamacare repeal bill passed by the U.S. House and that Kansas’ share of the Medicaid cuts in the bill total about $1 billion over 10 years.

Loneker, who turned 46 on Wednesday, was a substitute teacher at Free State High School in Lawrence. (Photo:
Associated Press Friday, June 23rd

Loneker was diagnosed with cancer last December and his family says he battled it with the kind of positive attitude he was known for  throughout his life.  

Laura Lorson Friday, June 23rd

Teams have been rehearsing their best lip-sync routines, and will show them off in a competition that'll raise money for the Willow Domestic Violence Center in Lawrence. 

Former KU freshman Josh Jackson spoke with the media after being selected to play for the Phoenix Suns.​
Greg Echlin Friday, June 23rd

KU's Josh Jackson was selected by the Phoenix Suns while his former teammate, KU guard Frank Mason went to the Sacramento Kings. The Orlando Magic picked Wesley Iwundu who finished his college career at Kansas State.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, June 22nd

Reno County Democrats have chosen the opinion editor of the Hutchinson News to complete the term of a Democratic state legislator who died of natural causes earlier this month; Shawnee County has settled a lawsuit filed after a mishap at the county jail; and Excel Industries has announced employee layoffs in Hesston. Click here to read more on these and other stories from the Associated Press.   

Democrats see the district, in suburban Kansas City, as a good prospect for picking up a seat in the U.S. House.
Kansas News Service Thursday, June 22nd

A Democrat held the seat until six years ago and in last year’s presidential election, Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump in the district by a narrow margin .

The Lawrence Public Library and Watkins Museum Celebrate the “Stars of Centron” at Liberty Hall.
Tom Parkinson Thursday, June 22nd

The Lawrence Public Library has teamed up with the Watkins Museum of History for a special program at Liberty Hall to revisit Lawrence’s golden age of educational, industrial, and etiquette films.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, June 21st

The ACLU wants some of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's confidential documents made public...a former Kansas state lawmaker formally declares his intention to seek the GOP nomination for the governor's race...and some Kansas law enforcement agencies are turning to high-tech recruitment methods.  All the details, plus the latest headlines are just a click away.   

Pay for teachers in rural Kansas was $17,000 dollars below the national average.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, June 21st

An analysis by Emporia State Teacher’s College shows teachers moving from rural to urban areas.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Tuesday, June 20th

The Kansas Supreme Court has announced that it plans to hear arguments July 18 on whether the Legislature's new school funding formula complies with the state constitution. The court ruled in March that the state's $4 billion a year in education funding is inadequate under the state constitution. 


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