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Kansas News Service Thursday, May 25th

The Kansas House has given first round approval to a plan to fund public schools.  But critics don't think the plan includes enough money to satisfy a court order to adequately fund K-12 education.

It will be a weird weekend in Lawrence. The Busker Fest is back for its 10th year.
Tom Parkinson Thursday, May 25th

Sword swallowers, break dancing, aerial artists, musicians, poets, rubber chicken tricks and much more.  All for free. It can only be the Lawrence Busker Festival.

Here's what's happening in our area, accoridng to staff and wire reports.
Associated Press Thursday, May 25th

Find out what's happening across Kansas with this handy summary of news headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by highly-trained KPR news staffers.

The Kansas House chamber during the debate. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, May 24th

The plan is set for another vote in the chamber Thursday.

Associated Press Wednesday, May 24th

The president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City says the company's losses in the federal health care exchanges were "unsustainable." 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, May 24th

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

Joe McConnell with his wife Valerie and daughter Madeline. (Photo: Courtesy of Shawnee Mission Post)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, May 24th

Joe McConnell is now among at least two Democrats bidding to challenge Republican incumbent Congressman Kevin Yoder.

A old motel along Route 66 near Tucumcari, New Mexico.
Staff and Wire ... Tuesday, May 23rd

Is Route 66 in danger of dying out?  A law that's expiring soon could mean that the fabled road will be dropped from a National Park Service preservation program.  If that happens, small communities along Route 66 will lose economic development incentives to preserve this iconic stretch of American transportation history. 

Harvest Public Media is a consortium of public radio and TV stations reporting on agriculture and other issues affecting the rural Midwest.
Harvest Public Media Tuesday, May 23rd

President Trump's budget proposal calls for reduced spending on SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), otherwise known as food stamps.  

A door at the University of Kansas with a sign barring guns. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, May 23rd

The plan would exempt public health care facilities from the state's concealed weapons law.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press.
Associated Press Tuesday, May 23rd

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

Candidates are lining up for a chance to move into the Governor's Mansion.
Kansas News Service Tuesday, May 23rd

Five Republicans, two Democrats and one Independent are said to be considering the race. Governor Sam Brownback will be leaving due to term limits after the 2018 election.  

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Staff and Wire ... Monday, May 22nd

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

Kansas News Service Monday, May 22nd

One state senator says Kansas could save a lot of money if it stopped educating out-of-state children.

Republican Senator Ty Masterson and other conservative lawmakers outline a new budget plan. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, May 22nd

House members rejected a tax plan and conservative lawmakers outlined new budget ideas.

More earthquakes rattle Kansas
Associated Press Monday, May 22nd

Kansas has recorded five earthquakes so far in this month of May.

The U.S. exported nearly $39 billion worth of agricultural goods to Canada and Mexico in the 2016 fiscal year.
Harvest Public Media Monday, May 22nd

President Trump has been critical of the NAFTA agreement but, with billions of dollars at stake, U.S. farm groups oppose any changes to the pact.   

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Sunday, May 21st

The issue of concealed carry in public buildings could continue to draw attention.

Associated Press Sunday, May 21st

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

(Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Associated Press Saturday, May 20th

Kansas legislators adjourned for the weekend after little progress on big issues like school funding and the state's budget gap.  When they reconvene Monday, they'll be only days away from the 100th day of their annual session, which is supposed to be their last.

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