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KPR Web Operations Friday, September 30th

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will never rival music icon Lady Gaga for Twitter followers. Nevertheless, as Jim McLean of the KHI News Service reports, the state agency is using the social media tool to help combat the flu.

KPR Web Operations Friday, September 30th

One day after the conclusion of the Kansas City Royals baseball season, manager Ned Yost announced changes on his coaching staff. Next year, the Royals will have a new pitching coach and a new bench coach. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has a rundown on the changes.The Royals finished with a 71-91 record this season, the 26th straight season they've missed the playoffs.

KPR Web Operations Thursday, September 29th

Bubba Starling has found out first-hand about the pros and cons of being in the media spotlight. Earlier this year, the 19-year old signed a contract for millions as a first-round draft choice for the Kansas City Royals. But last weekend in Arizona, Starling was issued a citation for underage drinking. Royals General Manager Dayton Moore says Starling has learned his lesson.Starling is in Arizona participating in the Royals Instructional League.

KPR Web Operations Thursday, September 29th

Governor Sam Brownback has conducted his latest meeting in a series of economic summits focused on growing the state’s economy. Yesterday (WED), the governor was in Garden City, where the topic was animal agriculture. We get more from KPR’s Eric Durban.

KPR Web Operations Thursday, September 29th

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has joined officials from other states in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to expedite a decision on the constitutionality of the federal health reform law. We get more from Jim McLean of the KHI News Service.

KPR Web Operations Thursday, September 29th

NASCAR's 2012 Sprint Cup schedule has been released. And for the second straight year, there will be two Sprint Cup races at Kansas Speedway. But, as KPR's Greg Echlin reports, their dates on the calendar will be different.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, September 27th

With nearly 360,000 Kansans lacking health insurance and more living in poverty, the need for safety-net clinics is on the rise. Jim McLean of the KHI News Service has more on how the clinics are responding to that need.

KPR Web Operations Monday, September 26th

Hundreds of people gathered in Topeka today (MON) for a hearing on a proposed oil pipeline expansion project. The U-S State Department took public comments on the Keystone XL pipeline, which would expand the TransCanada Corporation's capacity for carrying oil from Canada to Texas. Union member Carl Baysinger, from Columbia, Missouri, came to show his support for the project.Opponents of the project say it could damage the agriculture industry in Kansas if the pipe leaks or breaks and pollutes groundwater.

KPR Web Operations Monday, September 26th

A tradition that dates back to 1927 brought thousands of people to the small, south-central Kansas town of Medicine Lodge this weekend. The attraction? A three-day pageant that celebrates the history of the American West. Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson has this report…

KPR Web Operations Monday, September 26th

It's official. Texas A&M will leave the Big 12 Conference and join the Southeastern Conference. That makes three schools...Nebraska and Colorado last year...that have either left or declared their intention to exit the Big 12. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has more.

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