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Wichita attorney James Thompson is the Democratic nominee for the 4th District congressional seat, which had been held by Republican Mike Pompeo. Pompeo now serves as director of the CIA.
KMUW Radio Monday, February 27th

The Wichita Democrat hoping to represent south-central Kansas in Congress has held his first news conference since securing his party's nomination.

 A tree erupts in flames in this grass fire near Lake City, Kansas, in March, 2016.  (Photo by Travis Morisse, The Hutchinson News, via AP)
KPR Staff Monday, February 27th

Dry and windy conditions have created the potential for an active wildfire season in Kansas.  Most wildfires are caused by people, so officials are urging residents to be alert and careful.  

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Monday, February 27th

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

Governor Brownback speaking to reporters at the Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, February 27th

The exception allows thousands of business owners not to pay income taxes.

Associated Press Sunday, February 26th

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

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was the keynote speaker at the convention.
Kansas News Service Sunday, February 26th

Bernie Sanders may have lost the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, but he can still draw a crowd in Kansas. About 4,000 people attended a rally in Topeka yesterday (SAT), where Sanders was the keynote speaker at the Kansas Democratic Party's annual state convention.

Associated Press Saturday, February 25th

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

KPR Staff Saturday, February 25th

About 400 people gathered to honor victims of an Olathe shooting that may have been racially motivated. Meanwhile, Austins Bar and Grill is scheduled to reopen today (SAT) after a shooting that skilled Srinivas Kuchibhotla and injured two other men. Adam Purinton is being held on charges of murder and attempted murder in the case.

Associated Press Friday, February 24th

The risk of wildfires is extremely high in the southwestern United States, including parts of western Kansas.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Friday, February 24th

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

Kaye McIntyre Friday, February 24th

As the relationship between the U.S. and Russia comes under increased scrutiny, a Lawrence museum is spotlighting a time when Kansans reached out to the Soviet Union to try to end the Cold War. "Breaking the Ice: Lawrence, the Soviet Union, and Peace" opens at the Watkins Museum of History today (FRI).

 Washburn Coach Bob Chipman ranks sixth all-time in NCAA Division II history with 806 career wins. (Photo: Washburn University Athletics)
Greg Echlin Friday, February 24th

After Saturday, the basketball court in Washburn University’s Lee Arena will be known as Bob Chipman Court. The renaming of the hardwood is to honor head men’s basketball coach Bob Chipman, who - after 38 years - is retiring at the end of this season. 

Harvest Public Media is a reporting project specializing in agricultural and rural issues.
Harvest Public Media Friday, February 24th

The hearing on the 2018 Farm Bill was organized by Kansas Senator Pat Roberts, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.

Senate President Susan Wagle speaking to reporters earlier this month. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, February 23rd

Lawmakers are determining where they go next after the governor vetoed a tax increase this week.

The Kansas House chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, February 23rd

The proposal would expand Medicaid services to include thousands of low-income Kansans.

Correct Care Solutions, a Tennessee-based company, is the sole bidder for a contract to operate Osawatomie State Hospital. (photo credit: Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, February 23rd

Investigations turned up problems at other Correct Care Solutions facilities, including attempted suicides and fire safety violations. 

Dennis Cooley, a Topeka pediatrician, says dealing with three KanCare insurance companies, each with its own set of rules, has created administrative burdens for his staff. (photo credit: Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, February 23rd

Hospitals, doctors and other health care providers have said they're having trouble getting paid on time and getting authorization for certain tests and treatments.

Laura Lorson Thursday, February 23rd

Matthew Stewart argues that the American founding fathers' political philosophy has deeper roots than you might expect. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, February 23rd

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

The Kansas House has given first-round approval to providing Medicaid to more low-income, non-elderly adults.
Kansas News Service Thursday, February 23rd

The proposal would expand coverage to those earning up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level.

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