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Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, December 7th

Governor Sam Brownback  says he remains in charge at the Statehouse while he awaits U.S. Senate confirmation for an ambassador post in the Trump administration.

The KU men lost to the Washington Huskies, 74-65, and the KU women’s team lost to Nebraska, 66-49.
Greg Echlin Thursday, December 7th

The KU men are ranked No. 2 in the nation this week.  The defeats were the first losses of the season for either Jayhawks team. 

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says he wants to give states more flexibility to experiment with things like job training, fraud monitoring and drug testing of recipients.
Harvest Public Media Thursday, December 7th

Nutrition programs, including SNAP, commonly known as “food stamps”, make up about 80 percent of the USDA’s budget. 

Brownback says he hopes to be confirmed by the Senate before the start of the Kansas legislative session in early January.
Kansas News Service Thursday, December 7th

Brownback has allowed Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer to make major decisions for the administration, leading to an awkward situation for some lawmakers.

Greg Orman has joined the race to be Kansas governor. In 2014 he challenged Senator Pat Roberts, losing by a 10-point margin. (File Photo: KCUR Radio)
Kansas News Service Thursday, December 7th

Johnson County businessman Greg Orman has launched an independent campaign for governor ending months of speculation about his political plans.

Republican Senator Julia Lynn (left) and  Democratic Senator Tom Holland at the Statehouse Wednesday. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, December 6th

STAR bonds are used to help boost economic development projects.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, December 6th

Olathe businessman Greg Orman has filed the paperwork for an independent campaign for Kansas governor next year.

Linguistics professor Andrew McKenzie in his office at the University of Kansas. (Photo Credit: C.J.Janovy, KCUR Radio)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, December 6th

KU Linguistics professor Andrew McKenzie says there are only a few dozen speakers of the Kiowa language still alive and many of them are in their 80s and 90s. By some estimates, Kiowa is among 165 endangered languages in the United States.

Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline (file photo: Associated Press)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, December 5th

The Kansas Supreme Court indefinitely suspended former Attorney General Phill Kline's law license four years ago. 

Kansas News Service Tuesday, December 5th

The KFB will lobby Kansas legislators on water rights and protecting private property rights, among other issues.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Tuesday, December 5th

A joint legislative committee is considering a second major tax increase this year because of a Kansas Supreme Court order that the state boost spending on public schools.

Harvest Public Media is a reporting collaboration focused on agricultural and rural issues throughout the Midwest.
Harvest Public Media Tuesday, December 5th

The lawsuit claims the 2015 California law, intended to improve conditions for egg-laying hens, is a violation of federal law.

Kansas News Service Monday, December 4th

It's not clear exactly how much more money would be needed to satisfy the Kansas Supreme Court's order to boost funding for schools. 

Kansas News Service Monday, December 4th

Adlynn and Robert Harte are suing the Johnson County Commission, former Sheriff Frank Denning, and 11 other law enforcement professionals after an early-morning raid of their home in 2012. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Monday, December 4th

A special Kansas legislative committee on public school funding is having its first meeting today (MON) to start work on a response to a state Supreme Court order to boost education funding.

Here's what's happening in our area.
Associated Press Saturday, December 2nd

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

Gina Meier-Hummel, right, with Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer (file photo: Stephen Koranda, KPR News)
Kansas News Service Friday, December 1st

Gina Meier-Hummel says she’ll change the tone of an agency that’s been the subject of much criticism in recent months. 

Kansas News Service Friday, December 1st

Governor Sam Brownback defended the results of his tax cuts while he was in Washington, DC this week. 

 Representative Dan Hawkins, left, a Wichita Republican, and other GOP legislators on an oversight committee this week approved the Brownback administration's proposal to seek renewal of its privatized Medicaid program for five years.  (Photo by Jim McLean /Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, December 1st

It's called KanCare 2.0 but some lawmakers don't like the new version of the state's privatized Medicaid program, so they're trying to halt its implementation.  

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press.
Associated Press Friday, December 1st

Find out what's happening.  Check out these Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

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