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Both chambers of the state Legislature are trying to find ways to address a huge budget deficit. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, March 27th

The Senate budget plan is now more than $400 million in the red for next fiscal year. 

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

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

New figures show Kansas gained more than 5,000 jobs in February.
Kansas Informat... Monday, March 27th

The Kansas Department of Labor has released its employment report for the month of February

Several former KU and K-State coaches are participating in the tournament.
Greg Echlin Monday, March 27th

The 2017 NCAA Tournament “Final Four” begins  Saturday, April 1.  

The USDA says the public health risk from avian influenza is low.
Harvest Public Media Monday, March 27th

The USDA says it has not found the disease among birds in the U.S. but is possible that wild birds could bring the deadly virus over from China.   

Associated Press Sunday, March 26th

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

Kaye McIntyre Sunday, March 26th

Michigan truckers and farmers plan to haul hay to help victims of a Kansas wildfire, which burned more than 1,000 square miles. The hay will be hauled more than 1,000 miles to Kansas next Friday. 

Associated Press Saturday, March 25th

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

Associated Press Friday, March 24th

Salaries for Kansas judicial employees may be getting a boost.  A committee in the Kansas Legislature is expected to vote Monday on a plan to increase pay for judges and other court system workers by as much as 22 percent.

Associated Press Friday, March 24th

Will Kansas farmers start growing hemp again?  Maybe.  State lawmakers are considering the idea and moving legislation forward.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by Dan Skinner)
Kansas News Service Friday, March 24th

Kansas lawmakers took one step closer to expanding Medicaid this week when a Senate committee advanced an expansion bill to the full chamber. But will it matter, since the governor is still against the idea?

The University of Kansas campus. (Photo by J Schafer)
Stephen Koranda Friday, March 24th

The plan would restore some, but not all, of the higher education cuts made last year.

Hemp plants growing in a field. (Flickr photo by Lesley L.)
Stephen Koranda Friday, March 24th

The bill would open the door to industrial hemp production in Kansas.

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

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

KU's Josh Jackson celebrates lead as Purdue's Caleb Swanigan tries to catch up.
Greg Echlin Friday, March 24th

The top-seed Kansas Jayhawks defeated Purdue, 98-to-66, Thursday night in Kansas City.

The Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services says it would cost more than $10 million a year to ​buy metal detectors and hire armed guards.
Kansas News Service Friday, March 24th

A Senate committee is considering a proposal to exempt state hospitals, nursing homes, and mental health facilities from having to allow guns in their buildings.

A Kansas Senate committee on Thursday advanced a Medicaid expansion bill, sending it to the full Senate for a vote next week.  Members of the committee include, from left, Barbara Bollier, Vicki Schmidt and Laura Kelly.  (Photo by Jim McLean)
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 23rd

The Kansas Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee has advanced an expansion bill to the full Senate for a vote that supporters say will take place Monday.

Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is President Trump's pick to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (Photo by Evan Vucci / AP)
Harvest Public Media Thursday, March 23rd

President Trump's pick to lead the U.S. Agriculture Department had his first confirmation hearing today (THUR) in the U.S. Senate.

The Verruckt water slide in Kansas City. (Photo by Laura Spencer, KCUR)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, March 23rd

The bill  sets tighter standards for insurance, ride inspections and reporting injuries.

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

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

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