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Irene Hoheusle speaking to the Senate's tax committe. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, May 17th

The plan would impose sales taxes on some services to help eliminate a budget gap.

Associated Press Wednesday, May 17th

The local cable news TV station in Lawrence will ditch local news and weather to become an all sports network.  The company that owns 6 News Lawrence made the announcement today (WED).  More than 20 current employees are expected to be laid off.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, May 17th

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

According to a new Kansas public opinion survey, public dissatisfaction with Governor Sam Brownback declined slightly from last year.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, May 17th

Governor Sam Brownback’s approval rating among Kansans ranks lower than that of President Donald Trump, according to the annual Kansas Speaks survey released Tuesday.

Svaty launched his candidacy Tuesday afternoon at a grain elevator near his hometown of Ellsworth. (Photo: Bryan Thompson)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, May 17th

An Ellsworth County farmer who served in the Kansas House and as state agriculture secretary has announced he's running for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2018.

The University of Kansas School of Medicine plans to move to a renovated building in downtown Salina (Photo: Kansas University Medical School)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, May 17th

The new campus is part of an effort to attract nurses to work in rural parts of Kansas.

The Kansas Senate chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, May 16th

Senators started debating a bill that would amend the state's concealed carry law but sent the bill back for more work.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Tuesday, May 16th

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

Associated Press Tuesday, May 16th

Recent rains have been a mixed blessing for Kansas farmers and ranchers.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by Dan Skinner)
Associated Press Tuesday, May 16th

Some state lawmakers are now talking about a more aggressive plan to raise income taxes in order to fix the state buget.

Kansas News Service Monday, May 15th

Kansas lawmakers are hoping to raise a modest amount of money by imposing the state sales tax on certain services.  The plan also promises to reduce the tax of groceries at a later date.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Staff and Wire ... Monday, May 15th

A smaller than expected school funding bill has advanced in the Kansas House but few believe it will satisfy a court order to adequately fund public schools.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Monday, May 15th

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

The Kansas Department of Transportation has delayed more than 50 highway projects and reduced spending on road maintenance.
Kansas News Service Monday, May 15th

Kansas lawmakers have diverted billions of dollars from the Department of Transportation in recent years to help balance the state’s budget

Palermo was shot in 1991 trying to help two robbery victims. He later worked as an umpire supervisor at Kauffman Stadium.
Greg Echlin Monday, May 15th

Steve Palermo, a Johnson County resident, was an American League umpire for 15 years.  

Destructive weeds may develop resistance to common herbicides if they aren't successfully killed. (Photo: Amy Mayer, Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Monday, May 15th

Agriculture experts say herbicide-resistant weeds could significantly affect future crop yields.

Associated Press Sunday, May 14th

Here's a summary of Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press.

Associated Press Sunday, May 14th

Two gorillas that were the first to arrive at the Sedgwick County Zoo thirteen years ago are headed to warmer climes in Florida.  28-year-old Shango and 23-year-old Barney will leave for the Miami Zoo next week, leaving more room for the zoo's nine other gorillas.

Associated Press Saturday, May 13th

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

J. Schafer Friday, May 12th

Kris Kobach has been named vice chair for President Trump's new commission on election intergity.

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