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Governor Sam Brownback speaking earlier this year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Sunday, June 25th

Brownback struck down two issues in the budget plan.

Regional headlines from the Associated Press newswire
Associated Press Sunday, June 25th

An independent task force will examine the Kansas child welfare, a highly-charged criminal case is setting neighbors against one another in a Jackson County town. These stories and more regional news from the Associated Press can be found right here. 

These are the latest regional headlines from the Associated Press.
Associated Press Saturday, June 24th

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has been fined for misleading a federal court; agribusiness firm Syngenta plans to appeal a $218 million jury award; and a new task force will review the Kansas child welfare system. More on these stories and other regional headlines is just a click away. 

Secretary of State Kris Kobach speaking last year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Associated Press Friday, June 23rd

It's related to a lawsuit over documents Kobach carried when meeting with Donald Trump.

Harvest Public Media Friday, June 23rd

Farmers sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its timing of the introduction of a genetically engineered variety of corn. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Friday, June 23rd

A summary of the latest news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

Roberts says he has concerns about the bill but says he’ll support it to keep the process moving.
Kansas News Service Friday, June 23rd

Opponents say the Senate bill is worse than the Obamacare repeal bill passed by the U.S. House and that Kansas’ share of the Medicaid cuts in the bill total about $1 billion over 10 years.

The website of Senator Roberts outlined his support for the bill.
Kansas News Service Friday, June 23rd

Roberts says he supports the plan, even though it isn't perfect.

Loneker, who turned 46 on Wednesday, was a substitute teacher at Free State High School in Lawrence. (Photo:
Associated Press Friday, June 23rd

Loneker was diagnosed with cancer last December and his family says he battled it with the kind of positive attitude he was known for  throughout his life.  

Laura Lorson Friday, June 23rd

Teams have been rehearsing their best lip-sync routines, and will show them off in a competition that'll raise money for the Willow Domestic Violence Center in Lawrence. 

Former KU freshman Josh Jackson spoke with the media after being selected to play for the Phoenix Suns.​
Greg Echlin Friday, June 23rd

KU's Josh Jackson was selected by the Phoenix Suns while his former teammate, KU guard Frank Mason went to the Sacramento Kings. The Orlando Magic picked Wesley Iwundu who finished his college career at Kansas State.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, June 22nd

Reno County Democrats have chosen the opinion editor of the Hutchinson News to complete the term of a Democratic state legislator who died of natural causes earlier this month; Shawnee County has settled a lawsuit filed after a mishap at the county jail; and Excel Industries has announced employee layoffs in Hesston. Click here to read more on these and other stories from the Associated Press.   

Democrats see the district, in suburban Kansas City, as a good prospect for picking up a seat in the U.S. House.
Kansas News Service Thursday, June 22nd

A Democrat held the seat until six years ago and in last year’s presidential election, Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump in the district by a narrow margin .

The Lawrence Public Library and Watkins Museum Celebrate the “Stars of Centron” at Liberty Hall.
Tom Parkinson Thursday, June 22nd

The Lawrence Public Library has teamed up with the Watkins Museum of History for a special program at Liberty Hall to revisit Lawrence’s golden age of educational, industrial, and etiquette films.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, June 21st

Brownback is likely to sign the bill, but he has the power to veto specific items.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, June 21st

The ACLU wants some of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's confidential documents made public...a former Kansas state lawmaker formally declares his intention to seek the GOP nomination for the governor's race...and some Kansas law enforcement agencies are turning to high-tech recruitment methods.  All the details, plus the latest headlines are just a click away.   

Pay for teachers in rural Kansas was $17,000 dollars below the national average.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, June 21st

An analysis by Emporia State Teacher’s College shows teachers moving from rural to urban areas.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Tuesday, June 20th

The Kansas Supreme Court has announced that it plans to hear arguments July 18 on whether the Legislature's new school funding formula complies with the state constitution. The court ruled in March that the state's $4 billion a year in education funding is inadequate under the state constitution. 

Dr. Brian Hunt sits at the computer he uses to interact with patients. (Photo: Bryan Thompson, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 20th

Advocates say telemedicine is an effective way for patients, especially those in remote rural areas, to access health care but getting insurance companies to pay for the service has been a challenge.

An inspection of Osawatomie State Hospital found problems with sanitation, infection control and fire safety. That means the hospital remains will continue to lose about $1 million per month in federal payments.
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 20th

When federal inspectors visited the Osawatomie State Hospital in May, they discovered new problems and that means the state-run psychiatric hospital remains decertified and will not receive federal payments for patient care.


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