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KPR Web Operations Wednesday, October 5th

State emergency management officials are urging Kansans to prepare for an invasion of zombies. It's part of a disaster readiness campaign. October is Zombie Preparedness Month. It's a tongue-in-cheek campaign to get people nationwide to prepare for any type of disaster - by preparing for a zombie attack. Devan Tucking is with the Kansas Division of Emergency Management. She says the zombie aspect is an eye-catcher, because preparing for that will prepare people for tornadoes, floods and terrorist attacks. Several events are planned in Topeka this month to to raise awareness of the campaign.

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, October 5th

Kansas City Kansas Mayor Joe Reardon says a plan to improve Wyandotte County's low health ranking will be announced before the end of the year. Reardon talked about the initiative in a speech Tuesday to members of the National Academy for State Health Policy, who are holding their annual meeting in Kansas City. We get more from Jim McLean of the KHI News Service.

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, October 5th

There are still cracks in the foundation of the Big 12 Conference. The University of Missouri is the latest to publicly announce its intentions to further examine whether or not to leave the Big 12. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has more.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, October 4th

A Lenexa boxer can take a big step forward with a victory today (TUE) to compete in next year's Olympics. Twenty-two year old Lenroy "Cam" Thompson is at the world boxing championships held in Azerbaijan. A finish in the top six will assure him of making it to the Olympics. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has more.

KPR Web Operations Monday, October 3rd

The Kansas City Chiefs rallied in the second half yesterday (SUN) afternoon to secure their first victory of the year. At Arrowhead Stadium, the Chiefs defeated the Vikings, 22-17. As Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin reports, the Chiefs through the first three weeks of the N-F-L season hardly resembled the 2010 team that won the A-F-C West and advanced to the playoffs.

KPR Web Operations Saturday, October 1st

State officials from across the country will gather in Kansas City this week to talk about progress they’re making in implementing the federal health reform law. As Jim McLean of the KHI News Service reports, implementation has been complicated in Kansas and other states where opposition to the law remains high.

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.

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