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KPR Web Operations Friday, October 14th

In the Big 12 basketball coaches poll, the University of Kansas has been selected as the co-favorite to win the conference. The other co-favorite is Texas A&M. Kansas State, meanwhile, was picked to finish sixth in the conference. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has more.

KPR Web Operations Thursday, October 13th

Jayhawk fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items with them to tonight's (FRI) "Late Night in the Phog" basketball practice at KU. The food items will be donated to "Just Food," a local pantry serving Douglas County residents. Angela Lumpkin is a volunteer for Just Food. She says the food drive at Allen Field House has generated lots of donations in the past. Right now, the food pantry is in particular need of jelly, hamburger helper, and toilet paper... but officials at Just Food say all donations are welcome.

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, October 12th

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KPR Web Operations Monday, October 10th

While Kansas may still have a high unemployment rate, there is some positive news about the state’s economy. Tax revenues are growing at a rate faster than state officials had expected. That’s what Legislative Research Director Alan Conroy told a group of lawmakers today (MON). The state is three months into a new fiscal year, and Conroy says the state general fund is 50 million dollars ahead of expectations.Most of the growth has been in income and sales tax collections. That means Kansans are earning more and spending more than expected.

KPR Web Operations Monday, October 10th

Jimmy Johnson won yesterday's (SUN) 400-mile race at Kansas Speedway. He's shooting for his sixth straight NASCAR championship. Though Johnson was satisfied with his victory, Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin reports that Johnson is also up front about one of NASCAR's main purposes.

KPR Web Operations Friday, October 7th

UFOs above the sky in Kansas City? Maybe. Several dozen eyewitnesses claim to have seen unidentified flying objects earlier this week in Kansas City, Lee's Summit and Raytown, Missouri. Margie Kay is a Missouri-based spokeswoman for an organization called MUFON (moo-FON) -- the Mutual UFO Network. Kay says a team of UFO investigators has converged on Kansas City to speak with the eyewitnesses.Kay says some -- but not all -- of the UFO sightings may have a more Earthly explanation. She says in one case, eyewitnesses may have observed military planes or other aircraft. Some planes were...

KPR Web Operations Friday, October 7th

Danica Patrick may be best known for her accomplishments in Indy Car racing. But tomorrow (SAT), she'll be driving a stock car at Kansas Speedway as part of NASCAR's Nationwide series. She says her two-year transition to stock car racing is almost complete.Patrick will compete for the last time in an Indy car race next weekend in Las Vegas.

KPR Web Operations Friday, October 7th

A reorganization of the state’s social services agency is likely to be a part of a soon-to-be-announced plan to reduce the cost of Medicaid. We have this report this morning from Jim McLean of the KHI News Service.

KPR Web Operations Friday, October 7th

The Big 12 Conference has talked expansion. Now the conference is walking the walk with an invitation to Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has the story.

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, October 5th

A constitutional debate is being staged this (THUR) evening at the Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence. Noted attorneys and health care law experts Gregory Katsas (KAT-suss) and Catherine Stetson will face off on a provision of the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requiring the purchase of health insurance coverage. Some legal scholars say that requirement is unprecedented, and exceeds the powers of the U-S Congress. Others say the requirement falls within Congress's power to regulate matters affecting interstate commerce. Dole Institute associate director Barbara...

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