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Associated Press Saturday, August 19th

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

Flickr photo by Ilan Sharif
Harvest Public Media Friday, August 18th

The report says up to 40 percent of food may be thrown out.

Kansas Senator Pat Roberts. (File photo by Stephen Koranda)
Harvest Public Media Friday, August 18th

At issue were threats to the nation's food supply.

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran speaks at a town hall meeting Friday in Topeka. News broke during the meeting that White House strategist Steve Bannon was leaving his job. (Photo by Jim McLean)
Jim McLean Friday, August 18th

Kansas Senator Jerry Moran spoke about Bannon leaving during an event in Topeka.

J. Schafer Friday, August 18th

Officials in Atchison and other small communities in northeast Kansas are bracing themselves for tens of thousands of visitors for Monday's total solar eclipse. Atchison, a town of 11,000, could get as many as 35,000 extra visitors for Monday's big event.

The Lawrence Humane Society shelter in east Lawrence. (Photo by J. Schafer)
Courtney Bierman Friday, August 18th

The Lawrence Humane Society is raising money for a new shelter, one that can better accommodate a growing number of homeless animals.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Friday, August 18th

Governor Sam Brownback has announced pay raises for correctional officers at state prisons in the wake of inmate disturbances that have drawn public attention to staff shortages. 

Some Midwest corn growers are worried about changes to the trade pact sought by the Trump administration.
Harvest Public Media Friday, August 18th

Mexico is a major consumer of American corn, but the cattle industry also wants labels to tell consumers where their beef and pork were produced.  

the El Dorado Correctional Facility (photo credit: Kansas Department of Corrections)
Jim McLean Thursday, August 17th

The immediate raises are aimed at reducing staff shortages.

Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.( United States Mission Geneva / Wikimedia Commons--CC)
Jim McLean Thursday, August 17th

Attempts to repeal the ACA came up short this year.

Governor Brownback speaking at an event this week. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, August 17th

It's not clear when the U.S. Senate will consider the nomination.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, August 17th

Kansas officials have cleared a hurdle in their efforts to regain federal certification for Osawatomie State Hospital, the state’s largest mental health hospital.

Tim Reinbott, director of field operations at the University of Missouri’s South Farm Research Center, will be studying how drought stressed corn and soybean plants react to the total solar eclipse on Monday. (Photo: Kristofer Husted, Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Thursday, August 17th

Researchers will use cameras and other instruments to document the eclipse’s effect on crops and livestock.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, August 16th

Democrats and Republicans sent out heated statements on the issues.

(photo credit: Grant Gerlock, Harvest Public Media)
KMUW Radio Wednesday, August 16th

Roberts, who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, thinks NAFTA has been good for some sectors of the American economy. 

Tim Keck, secretary of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (photo credit: Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, August 16th

Federal inspectors decertified the Osawatomie State Hospital in December of 2015.

Governor Brownback speaking about the network. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, August 16th

The network will allow first responders to communicate.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, August 16th

Former Democratic state lawmaker Paul Davis has officially kicked off his campaign for the 2nd Congressional District.

Osawatomie State Hospital lost federal certification in 2015 because of safety problems.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, August 16th

Employees questioned officials from the Department for Aging and Disability Services Tuesday about staff salaries and pensions as well as concerns for patient safety.

 Hy-Vee has opened 115 Market Grille restaurants in its grocery stores, including this one in Columbia, Missouri, in a move to provide a more full-service food service experience for customers.  (Photo by Kristofor Husted / Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Tuesday, August 15th

Supermarkets are becoming more than simply grocery stores these days. Many are becoming sit-down restaurants. And the trend is shaking up the food service landscape.

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