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DCF Secretary Phyllis Gilmore at the task force meeting. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, September 19th

Kids slept in offices because other placements weren't immediately available.

  David Toland, CEO of Thrive Allen County, and others prepare for a Tuesday ceremony in Iola where community officials will receive a national award for their health-improvement efforts.  (Photo by Jim McLean / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, September 19th

Allen County is one of eight 2017 winners of the Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest public health philanthropy. In short, this national award is a pretty big deal. It recognizes Allen County's efforts to create a healthier community.

Stephen Koranda Tuesday, September 19th

KU is expanding free help for DACA renewals.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Tuesday, September 19th

Leavenworth County officials have backed away from offering a key incentive for a planned Tyson Foods chicken-processing plant south of Tonganoxie. 

Kansas News Service Monday, September 18th

The shift came after a a heated town hall meeting in Tonganoxie that drew more than 2,000 people. 

The crowd gathered in a Tonganoxie park to share opinions on the proposed plant with Kansas lawmakers. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, September 18th

The meeting caused area lawmakers to come out in opposition to the plant.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Monday, September 18th

After hearing from thousands of citizens opposed to the project, several state lawmakers now say they'll join in the fight to stop a massive poultry processing plant from being built near Tonganoxie.  And now, Leavenworth County Commissioners are having second thoughts about the plant.

KMUW Radio Monday, September 18th

The Kansas Chamber of Commerce will ask the state's congressional delegation about healthcare reform, tax reform and possible changes in U.S. trade policies.  

Associated Press Saturday, September 16th

Here's a summary of Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press.

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Kansas News Service Friday, September 15th

Friday's altercation is the latest in a series of disturbances that have occurred recently at several Kansas prisons. 

Stephen Koranda Friday, September 15th

The free help is available for anyone in Douglas County.

Associated Press Friday, September 15th

The Kansas Supreme Court issued rulings last week that Attorney General Derek Schmidt says will keep the state from prosecuting undocumented immigrants accused in identity theft cases.

Flickr photo by mamichan
Stephen Koranda Friday, September 15th

Lawmakers will answer questions about the proposal Friday.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press.
Associated Press Friday, September 15th

Former Kansas Secretary of Commerce Antonio Soave joins a crowded field of Republicans running for the Kansas 2nd Congressional District seat next year.

State Representative Cindy Holscher, right, an Olathe Democrat, hands DeVos a packet of statements from groups that oppose her position on school choice. (Photo: Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, September 15th

DeVos toured some of the college’s vocational education offerings including automotive, nursing, and culinary programs. She told reporters she is committed to making post-secondary opportunities more accessible. ​Critics say that DeVos focuses too much on private and for-profit schools instead of public education.    

In Kansas, younger or low-income adults are less likely to have health insurance than their counterparts in other states, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. (graphic courtesy of the Kansas Health Institute)
Kansas News Service Thursday, September 14th

The Kansas Health Institute's analysis of census data found that the proportion of Kansans living in poverty who are uninsured is higher than the national average.   

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, September 14th

Opponents of a massive new chicken processing plant slated to be built near Tonganoxie will have an opportunity to voice their concerns at a forum Friday night.  

Kansas News Service Wednesday, September 13th

Secretary DeVos is scheduled to visit Johnson County Community College on Thursday as part of a six-state tour that includes the Midwest. 

Stephen Koranda Wednesday, September 13th

Amazon has announced the company will build a second headquarters.

KU aerospace engineering students won three First Place awards at an international aerospace design competition sponsored by the AIAA.  It's the first time any school has captured all three top honors in any single competition.  This is a photo of an award-winning business jet, designed by one of KU's teams.
J. Schafer Wednesday, September 13th

Aerospace engineering students from the University of Kansas are cleaning up (once again) at an international aerospace design competition.


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