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Associated Press Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Kansas Judicial Building in Topeka, home of the Kansas Supreme Court
Associated Press Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

A recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling declaring that the state constitution protects access to abortion opened the door to a new legal attack on the death penalty.

Associated Press Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Here are the headlines for our area, mostly from the AP, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Elmer Drennan works out at 54 Fitness in Moran, Kansas.  (Photo by Stephan Bisaha / Kansas News Service)
KMUW Radio Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Hanna Hoffman fell in love with exercising in college. But when she moved back to her hometown in eastern Kansas, she had a problem -- where was she going to work out? The solution turned out to be a corner building that once was a gas station. This report examines how small Kansas towns are finding creative ways to help residents work out and lose pounds.

One of the special radios capable of hearing broadcasts from the Kansas Audio Reader Network, at the University of Kansas. (Photo by J. Schafer)
J. Schafer Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

The Kansas Audio-Reader Network, based at the University of Kansas, earned six international awards this month. The honors come at a challenging time for the radio reading service for the blind and print-disabled. KU announced last August that it would zero out university funding for Audio-Reader over the next three years. Audio-Reader, the second oldest radio reading service in the nation, began broadcasting to blind and vision-impaired listeners in 1971.

(Photo by Vincent Parsons, flickr, who writes this is a pumpjack, near Susank in Barton County, Kansas)
Associated Press Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

UPDATE: The numbers cited in an AP news story about abandoned wells in the state are being disputed by the Kansas Corporation Commission.  The KCC says the source of that AP story, the Topeka Capital-Journal, misinterpreted the data and instead of Kansas having 22,000 abandoned oil and gas wells, it...

Associated Press Monday, June 24th, 2019

These are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Cabin at Cross Timbers State Park (Photo by Rex Buchanan)
Associated Press Monday, June 24th, 2019

This spring's heavy rain and flooding will cause significant economic losses at many of the state's 28 parks, both from damage and from closures and refunds to disappointed campers, state parks officials said. 

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Associated Press Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press and KPR newsroom.

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Associated Press Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Here's a summary of the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

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