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Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Sunday, June 18th

Republican Jim Barnett's running for governor, Sam Brownback vetoed a bill allowing lottery ticket sales from vending machines, and there's been a mistrial in a Topeka road-rage case. Click here for the latest regional headlines from the Associated Press.

These are the latest regional headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Saturday, June 17th

Another Republican has thrown his hat into the ring for the 2018 governor's race, 27 Kansas counties will be eligible for federal aid following a damaging late-spring snowstorm, and Senator Jerry Moran sticks up for Kansas farmers as changes are proposed in the nation's policy on Cuba. More on those stories is just a click away.  

Associated Press Friday, June 16th

The federal government revoked Osawatomie State Hospital's certification in December 2015. 

Harvest Public Media is a consortium of public radio and TV broadcasters partnering together to cover agriculture in the Midwest.
Harvest Public Media Friday, June 16th

Supporters of the merger say consolidation will make the companies more innovative, and that will ultimately help farmers. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Friday, June 16th

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed into law a measure to increase the state's funding on public schools and has allowed a bill designed to keep concealed guns out of public hospitals and mental health centers to become law without his signature. 

The new law allows a permanent ban on concealed guns at public hospitals, community mental health centers, and state mental hospitals.
Kansas News Service Friday, June 16th

Governor Brownback chose to allow the bill to become law without his signature.

Some lawmakers say the level of funding in the bill for 2018 is less than it was in 2009 and they say it's not likely to satisfy the state Supreme Court.
KMUW Radio Friday, June 16th

Attorneys for four school districts suing the state say they will challenge the new law because they believe it still falls hundreds of millions of dollars short of adequately funding schools. 

The U.S. Open begins Thursday at Erin Hills, on the outskirts of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Greg Echlin Thursday, June 15th

This year's U.S. Open has at least two connections to Kansas. One Kansan helped design the course and another Kansan is playing in the tournament.

Kansas News Service Thursday, June 15th

The law would boost state aid by nearly $300 million over two years.

Greg Echlin Thursday, June 15th

Gary Woodland shot even par in the first round of the U.S. Open at the Erin Hills Golf Course in Wisconsin.

Kansas News Service Thursday, June 15th

Tuition increases at the six state universities will range between 2.5 and 2.9 percent. 

Harvest Public Media Thursday, June 15th

Beef companies hoping to re-establish trade in China will have to limit their use of certain additives. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, June 15th

Kansas hospital administrators will soon learn whether public health facilities will have to upgrade security to keep out concealed weapons. Governor Sam Brownback is required to act by the end of the day on a bill designed to allow state hospitals and mental health centers to ban concealed guns without increasing security.   

Providers and consumers have complained since Governor Sam Brownback turned the Medicaid program over to three private companies in 2013.
Kansas News Service Thursday, June 15th

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says more than 400,000 low-income, disabled and elderly Kansans are being served by the KanCare program.

 The survey found that support for the Republican replacement health plan ranges from 22 percent in Massachusetts to 38 percent in Oklahoma.
Kansas News Service Thursday, June 15th

Polls by several organizations, including the Kaiser Family Foundation, show that the Republican “American Health Care Act” is the most unpopular piece of legislation that Congress has considered in decades.

House Democrats pray for their colleagues at their own baseball practice in a photo tweeted by Representative Ruben J. Kihuen of Nevada.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, June 14th

Several people, including Louisiana Republican Representative Steve Scalise, were shot and wounded Wednesday morning when a gunman opened fire during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, June 14th

A 4th Democrat has announced a run for the 3rd District seat now held by Republican Congressman Kevin Yoder. Democrats are targeting Yoder because Hillary Clinton carried the district in last year's presidential race. 

Tuition at Kansas public universities and colleges went up by about five percent last year.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, June 14th

The state’s new budget keeps spending on higher education essentially flat, except for increases at KU and Kansas State.

Centene Corporation is based in St. Louis.
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 13th

Just when other insurance companies were pulling out of Obamacare, Centene Corporation says it will start offering health insurance policies for Kansas and Missouri through the Affordable Care Act beginning next year.

Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 13th

There are now four Democrats running for Congress in suburban Kansas City, hoping to unseat Republican Congressman Kevin Yoder in the state's 3rd Congressional District.

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