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Associated Press Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Kansas child welfare officials say they received repeated reports about a Wichita toddler before he was found dead in a motel of a methadone overdose in the latest high-profile tragedy involving the agency responsible for overseeing young children.

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Associated Press Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Kansas saw a slight uptick in tax collections for the month of August, collecting $3 million more than anticipated.

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Associated Press Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Economic growth in Kansas appeared to be slipping slightly in August. Here's a look at state-by-state business conditions in the Midwest, as compiled by Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss.

Associated Press Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR staffers.

Associated Press Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Kansas City-area schools are trying to remedy a critical teacher shortage looming as the new school year begins, including by placing unqualified educators into some classrooms.

Associated Press Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

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Associated Press Sunday, September 1st, 2019

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

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Associated Press Saturday, August 31st, 2019

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

Photosylistic interpretation and artist's conceptual rendering of massive power chamber inside KPR's main transmitter, fueled by electricity, magic and dilithium crystals.  Also fueled by listener-members. (Photo by J. Schafer)
KPR Staff Friday, August 30th, 2019

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 The Halfway to Everywhere Festival will team with the No Coast Film Festival tomorrow in Emporia.
Tom Parkinson Friday, August 30th, 2019

An eclectic line-up of nearly 30 bands will entertain on stages throughout downtown Emporia while the Granada Theatre presents a program of short films from around the world.

Associated Press Friday, August 30th, 2019

Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

 Students at Broken Arrow Elementary in the Shawnee Mission School District develop reading skills using iPads. Every student in the district receives an iPad or Macbook.  (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen / Kansas News Service)
KMUW Radio Friday, August 30th, 2019

Smartboards have been replacing chalkboards in Kansas for more than a decade. Yet districts are still trying to figure out tech’s place in the classroom.

Laura Lorson Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Dr. Richard Godbeer is the new director of the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas. He's bringing a fresh perspective to the job, and hoping to engage both scholars and the public at large in discussions about the humanities and their place in the public sphere.

Associated Press Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Corn field south of Wamego, Kansas  (Photo by J. Schafer)
Associated Press Thursday, August 29th, 2019

When President Trump levied tariffs on China, scrambling global markets, farmer Randy Miller was willing to absorb the financial hit. Even as the soybeans in his fields became less valuable, Miller saw long-term promise in Trump's efforts to rebalance America's trade relationship with Beijing. But Miller's patience - and that of many other Midwest farmers - may be wearing thin. That's especially true for those farmers who grow corn.

Associated Press Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

The homeless shelter in Lawrence is facing a funding shortfall. Soon, it will only be able to serve about half as many people as it used to serve. Social service agencies are trying to help. They're gathering supplies to make living outdoors more comfortable for those who ultimately will have to resort to that option.

Aetna Medicaid CEO Randy Hyun (center) and Regional Vice President Deb Bacon (right) met with Kansas lawmakers in Topeka on Tuesday. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Aetna is at risk of losing its Medicaid contract in Kansas.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Associated Press Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

An insurance company with a $1 billion-a-year contract to help run the Medicaid program in Kansas has apologized for failing to meet the state's expectations.  The Aetna Medicaid CEO told state lawmakers this week that the company is taking steps to quickly improve its performance. 

Associated Press Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Gun, ammo, drugs  (File photo from KPR)
Associated Press Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

More than 50 people have been indicted in an alleged drug-trafficking ring in Manhattan that led to at least one overdose death.

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