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​Supporters of Medicaid expansion testified Monday in support of the bill to allow more than 150,000 low-income Kansans to access health care.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, March 22nd

Opponents of Medicaid expansion in Kansas pushed back Tuesday against a bill that would expand KanCare, the state’s Medicaid program.

The University of Kansas campus. (Photo by J Schafer)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, March 21st

With a tight state budget, it looks unlikely lawmakers will reverse cuts to higher education.

The Kansas Department of Children and Families administers the state's foster care system.
Kansas News Service Tuesday, March 21st

Testimony has indicated that people are struggling to get the foster care information they need from the Department for Children and Families. 

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 Tuesday, March 21st

The last three secretaries of agriculture came from the Midwest. Now, some fear a greater focus on southern crops might push Midwest agriculture aside.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Tuesday, March 21st

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

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, March 21st

The proposals would create a single income tax rate for Kansas.

Harvest Public Media Monday, March 20th

Sex trafficking is a big problem, even in rural parts of the Midwest.

Jim McLean Monday, March 20th

Supporters of expanding Medicaid in Kansas say the state would cover its costs and even have cash to spare, after federal funding and savings are taken into account.

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 Monday, March 20th

Advocacy groups for farmers and ranchers are sounding the alarm about President Trump's proposed budget cuts for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The top three members of the committee during a meeting last week. From left to right are Republican Rick Billinger, Republican Carolyn McGinn and Democrat Laura Kelly. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, March 20th

The proposal would give almost all state workers a 2 percent pay raise.

Here's what's happening in our area, accoridng to staff and wire reports.
Associated Press Monday, March 20th

Here's a look at today's AP headlines for our area.  

KU teammates Frank Mason III and Josh Jackson celebrate their victory over Michigan State to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. (Photo from KU Athletics)
Greg Echlin Monday, March 20th

For the 30th time in program history, the KU Jayhawks have advanced to the Sweet 16. Next up: 4th seeded Purdue this Thursday.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Sunday, March 19th

The governor's budget assumes millions of dollars in savings that might not materialize.

Here's what's been happening around our area.
Staff and Wire ... Sunday, March 19th

The Kansas Jayhawks advance to the Sweet 16 but the Wichita State Shockers are sent home. Those AP headlines and other Kansas stories can be found here.

Associated Press Sunday, March 19th

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

Here's a look at area news headlines from the Associated Press.
Associated Press Saturday, March 18th

Here's a summary of the day's area headlines from the Associated Press.

Senator Anthony Hensley at an event last week. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Friday, March 17th

The comments equated Planned Parenthood to the concentration camp Dachau.

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, of Hays, hopes to build a new power plant in Holcomb, in addition to its existing facility in southwest Kansas.  .
Associated Press Friday, March 17th

The state's highest court rejected a legal challenge from the Sierra Club, removing a major obstacle to construction of a new, coal-fired power plant near Holcomb, in southwest Kansas.

J.C. Penney has announced it will close 138 stores nationwide, including five in Kansas.
J. Schafer Friday, March 17th

In Kansas, J.C. Penney will close stores in Lawrence, Hutchinson, Great Bend, Chanute and Winfield.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Friday, March 17th

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

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