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J.C. Penney has announced it will close 138 stores nationwide, including five in Kansas.
J. Schafer Friday, March 17th

In Kansas, J.C. Penney will close stores in Lawrence, Hutchinson, Great Bend, Chanute and Winfield.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Friday, March 17th

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.  

KU freshman Josh Jackson
Greg Echlin Friday, March 17th

The Kansas Jayhawks are facing new questions about alleged violent behavior by their star freshman, Josh Jackson.

Several Kansas Supreme Court Justices (file photo)
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 16th

The Kansas Legislature passed a law prohibiting what it calls "dismemberment abortions."  The procedure, also known as dilation and evacuation, is commonly used in the second trimester.  That ban was put on hold by a lower court and now, the state's highest court is considering the ban.    

Kansas News Service Thursday, March 16th

Air service in rural parts of Kansas and Missouri could be negatively affected by the president's budget proposal.  

Johnson County Community College will increase its student wrap around services to increase the number of degrees and certificates it awards every year. (Photo by Sam Zeff, KCUR)
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 16th

State run universities and community colleges are trying to boost graduation by 20 percent in the next three years.

Harvest Public Media is a consortium of public radio and TV stations reporting on agriculture and other issues affecting the rural Midwest.
Harvest Public Media Thursday, March 16th

A new report suggests farmers and ranches can expect another tough financial year.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, March 16th

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.  

UC Davis defeated North Carolina Central last (WED) night at a First Four game in Dayton, Ohio.
Greg Echlin Thursday, March 16th

The Aggies will travel to Tulsa to face the Jayhawks on Friday night.  

Survival shelter developer Larry Hall stands outside the blast doors of his luxury bunker near Concordia, Kansas.  The former Atlas missile silo has been converted into high-end apartments that sell for millions.  Hall says this shelter is sold out.  (Photo by Frank Morris)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, March 15th

People have been predicting the end of time since the beginning of time. Those who prepare for extreme disasters are sometimes called doomsday preppers. And some of the wealthiest preppers plan to ride out the apocalypse hunkered down in a luxurious bunker near Concordia, Kansas. This Cold War era missile silo has been converted to an underground mansion, complete with fancy amenities.

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