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Associated Press Saturday, June 10th

Kansas City's landmark national World War One Museum and Memorial have received a nearly $2 million gift from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.  The gift is part of the museum's "Call to Duty" capital campaign commemorating this year's centennial of America's entry into World War One.

Associated Press Saturday, June 10th

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

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Friday, June 9th

Members of the Kansas House approved a budget bill last (THUR) night. The Senate already has approved its own budget legislation. Negotiators for the two chambers are working to draft a final version are continuing talks this (FRI) morning. Setting the budget is the major job left on the agenda before lawmakers can adjourn their annual session.   

Laura Lorson Friday, June 9th

Elizabeth Farnsworth's career has taken her all around the world as a foreign correspondent, filmmaker and occasional anchor for the PBS NewsHour. The Topeka native will be talking about her experiences...and her new book...this weekend at the Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library. 

Abrams tank at Fort Riley, Kansas (Photo by J. Schafer)
J. Schafer Thursday, June 8th

When America needs to fight, it calls the First Infantry Division.  The "Fighting First" -- also known as the Big Red One -- was the first American division sent to fight in World War I, World War II and in Vietnam.  And today (THUR), the "Fighting First" celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, June 8th

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he's running for governor.  And Governor Sam Brownback says the income tax increases legislators enacted over his veto will slow job growth and discourage companies from moving to the state.  These stories and more can be found here, in these AP headlines for Kansas.

Harvest Public Media is a reporting project specializing in agricultural and rural issues throughout the Midwest.
Harvest Public Media Thursday, June 8th

The American livestock rancher's group, R-CALF, is asking the federal government to investigate the company’s practices.  

Associated Press Wednesday, June 7th

The fire started Tuesday morning at a barn for sows and piglets in north central Kansas. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, June 7th

Kansas legislators voted Tuesday night to overturn Governor Sam Brownback's veto of a plan that reverses many of the income tax reductions he proposed in 2012. The plan is expected to raise $1.2 billion over two years by increasing income tax rates and ending an exemption for 330,000-plus farmers and business owners.

Ear of sweet corn
Associated Press Wednesday, June 7th

Tens of thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta. The first lawsuit trial is now underway in a federal court in Kansas City, Kansas.

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