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Kansas News Service Wednesday, January 24th

The lawyer for the KNEA says the legislature infringed on teachers' property rights when it repealed tenure in 2014.

Area news headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, January 24th

Here's a look at what's happening in our area, courtesy of the Associated Press and the KPR News Team.

The KNEA is arguing before the Kansas Supreme Court in a lawsuit to bring back tenure for public school teachers.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, January 24th

The state’s largest teacher’s union is arguing that the decision to cancel teacher tenure in 2014 violated the teachers' property rights

A lawsuit claims that federal officials were negligent in their handling of a Mexican national accused of five murders in 2016.
KCUR Radio Wednesday, January 24th

The lawsuit alleges that negligence on the part of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials led to the deaths of four men in Kansas and one in Missouri. 

The No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners upset fifth-ranked  Kansas last (TUE) night in Norman, Oklahoma, 85-80.
Greg Echlin Wednesday, January 24th

Jayhawks coach Bill Self says he made a bad decision by leaving center Udoka Azubuike in the game after he missed six of seven free throws.  

Bent will be presented at the Lawrence Arts Center January 25th through the 28th.
Laura Lorson Wednesday, January 24th

"Bent." written by Martin Sherman, is the story of gays swept up in the Nazi Holocaust.

Area news headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Tuesday, January 23rd

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

Harvest Public Media is a consortium of public media outlets reporting on agriculture and other issues affecting the rural Midwest.
Harvest Public Media Tuesday, January 23rd

The proposals would require meatpacking plants to test for pathogens at two different points in the slaughter process.

Tipriano Gutierrez supervises milking operations at the McCarty Family Farms dairy near Scott City, Kansas. Like most big dairies, it relies heavily on immigrant labor. (Frank Morris / Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Tuesday, January 23rd

Midwestern businesses, from dairy farms to high-tech startups, are starving for workers.  With few Americans willing or able to take on many of the open jobs, business owners say they would like to hire more immigrants.  President Trump doesn’t appear to be easing the labor shortage, despite running on a business-friendly platform.  

The Kansas energy equation, which includes wind turbines, could change if the Kansas Corporation Commission approves a large utility merger. (Photo credit: Brian Grimmett)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, January 23rd

Westar Energy and Great Plains Energy want to create a new company worth about $15 billion. It would serve more than 1.5 million customers in Kansas and Missouri. 


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