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Associated Press Sunday, April 30th

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

Photo from Kansas Geological Survey
Associated Press Saturday, April 29th

A Nebraska mayor is pushing for changes in the way Kansas oversees prairie and ranchland burning after smoke from the Flint Hills spurred health warnings in that state.  Lincoln mayor Chris Beutler sent a letter to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment this week pressing for action after a larger number of simultaneous Kansas burns created more concentrated smoke across the state line.

Associated Press Saturday, April 29th

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

Associated Press Friday, April 28th

Stormont Vail is among three potential buyers for St. Francis Health hospital, along with the University of Kansas Health System and the California-based Prime Healthcare Foundation.  

Senator Carolyn McGinn (center) speaking with other lawmakers at a meeting last month. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Friday, April 28th

Legislative committees met to do some budget work before the session resumes next week.

Grassroots organizations in Johnson County, like Stand Up Blue Valley, are multiplying and starting to plot how they will elect more moderate Republicans and Democrats to the Kansas Legislature. (File photo from KCUR)
Kansas News Service Friday, April 28th

Stand Up Blue Valley and other grassroots political groups in Johnson County are already contemplating the next Kansas election and how they can put more moderate Republicans and Democrats in office.  

Harvest Public Media Friday, April 28th

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue refused to call the plan a path to citizenship, though.

Associated Press Friday, April 28th

The Early Childhood Education Center at Emporia State University is under investigation for alleged child abuse.  The center's director has resigned in the midst of the scandal. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Friday, April 28th

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Kansas Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning says he'll propose a monthly fee on utility bills to help fund education. (Photo: Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, April 28th

Senator Jim Denning's plan calls for a $3 monthly fee on residential utility bills. He estimates the fee would raise $150 million a year for public schools.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue meets the media at a USDA office in Kansas City on Thursday. (Photo: Peggy Lowe, Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Friday, April 28th

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue explained President Trump’s reversal on the North American Free Trade Agreement as part of the negotiations in the deal making process. 

Starting in July, the law will lift virtually all restrictions on carrying concealed handguns in unsecured public buildings.
Kansas News Service Thursday, April 27th

The costs of compliance with the concealed carry law are driving new support for a concealed carry exemption. 

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, spoke at the UMKC Thursday to defend President Trump's executive orders on immigration. (Photo: Dan Margolies, Kansas News Service)
Associated Press Thursday, April 27th

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was invited to speak by the UMKC chapter of the Federalist Society. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, April 27th

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Governor Sam Brownback speaking last year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, April 27th

Lawmakers and the governor have disagreed on some high-profile issues during the session.

Jake LaTurner during the swearing-in ceremony. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, April 26th

Now, LaTurner's former Senate seat will need to be filled.

Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 26th

Brownback told reporters Wednesday that Prime Healthcare Foundation is a "legitimate" buyer for the 378-bed hospital in Topeka.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, April 26th

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Republican Senator Barbara Bollier of Mission Hills helped write the legislation.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 26th

The new law will require the private companies that manage KanCare to standardize some of their business practices.

Poultry workers are highly susceptible to injuries and are often immigrants and refugees. (Photo: Oxfam America)
Harvest Public Media Wednesday, April 26th

Pushed by worker advocates, Tyson Foods says it will work to improve conditions for workers at its meat processing plants.

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