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KU freshman Josh Jackson
Greg Echlin Friday, March 17th

The Kansas Jayhawks are facing new questions about alleged violent behavior by their star freshman, Josh Jackson.

Senate President Susan Wagle speaking last year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, March 16th

Senators advanced a plan that would balance the current year's budget without spending cuts.

Several Kansas Supreme Court Justices (file photo)
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 16th

The Kansas Legislature passed a law prohibiting what it calls "dismemberment abortions."  The procedure, also known as dilation and evacuation, is commonly used in the second trimester.  That ban was put on hold by a lower court and now, the state's highest court is considering the ban.    

Kansas News Service Thursday, March 16th

Air service in rural parts of Kansas and Missouri could be negatively affected by the president's budget proposal.  

Johnson County Community College will increase its student wrap around services to increase the number of degrees and certificates it awards every year. (Photo by Sam Zeff, KCUR)
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 16th

State run universities and community colleges are trying to boost graduation by 20 percent in the next three years.

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 Thursday, March 16th

A new report suggests farmers and ranches can expect another tough financial year.

Governor Sam Brownback and the survivors of the shooting. To the left is Alok Madasani and to the right is Ian Grillot. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, March 16th

The shooting left one person dead and two others injured.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, March 16th

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

The Kansas Supreme Court will consider a lower court's decision to block a law banning the second-trimester abortion procedure known as “dilation and evacuation.”
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 16th

If the justices agree with the lower court judge, state courts could invalidate other abortion restrictions. 

UC Davis defeated North Carolina Central last (WED) night at a First Four game in Dayton, Ohio.
Greg Echlin Thursday, March 16th

The Aggies will travel to Tulsa to face the Jayhawks on Friday night.  

Chief Justice Lawton Nuss speaking to lawmakers Wednesday. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, March 15th

The chief justice says court staff and judges are paid under-market rates.

Senator Ty Masterson speaking last year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, March 15th

The amendment would put a cap on state spending and require larger majorities in the Legislature to approve tax increases.

Survival shelter developer Larry Hall stands outside the blast doors of his luxury bunker near Concordia, Kansas.  The former Atlas missile silo has been converted into high-end apartments that sell for millions.  Hall says this shelter is sold out.  (Photo by Frank Morris)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, March 15th

People have been predicting the end of time since the beginning of time. Those who prepare for extreme disasters are sometimes called doomsday preppers. And some of the wealthiest preppers plan to ride out the apocalypse hunkered down in a luxurious bunker near Concordia, Kansas. This Cold War era missile silo has been converted to an underground mansion, complete with fancy amenities.

Senate President Susan Wagle speaking last month. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, March 15th

Cuts will likely come up as senators debate a budget-balancing plan.

The goal of the statewide inventory is to test all the unsubmitted sexual assault kits.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, March 15th

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says it has completed a statewide inventory of all previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits in Kansas.

The now-closed Verruckt water slide at the Schlitterbahn Kansas City water park
Associated Press Wednesday, March 15th

State Representative Scott Schwab's son, Caleb, was killed last year on the Verruckt water slide.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, March 15th

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

Kansas News Service Wednesday, March 15th

A report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says the proof of citizenship and voter ID requirements imposed by Kansas law impose a "burden" on voters.

The Wildcats rolled to a 95-88 victory over Wake Forest.
Greg Echlin Wednesday, March 15th

K-State got its first NCAA Tournament win in five years. They will face No. 6 Cincinnati on Friday.

Senators confer during the meeting Tuesday. From left to right are Republican Rick Billinger, Republican Carolyn McGinn and Democrat Laura Kelly. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, March 14th

The plan would rely on internal borrowing and other accounting moves to close a budget gap.

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