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Associated Press Thursday, November 2nd

Simmons Pet Food company says it will expand its plant in Emporia, creating 100 new jobs. The plant already employs 500 workers.

Witnesses, including Kansas Democratic Representative Jim Ward, told senators to avoid  repeating  the Kansas tax experiment at the national level.
Kansas News Service Thursday, November 2nd

A representative of the Kansas state workers’ union told committee members that the Kansas tax cuts sent revenues crashing, forcing dramatic reductions in state government.  

KU Health will provide clinical and financial resources, while Ardent Health will manage day-to-day operations of the Topeka hospital as a for-profit institution. ​(Photo credit: Madeline Fox, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, November 2nd

The state’s decision not to expand Medicaid eligibility complicated the sale of St. Francis Hospital as other potential buyers worried about lack of reimbursements for indigent care. 

Associated Press Wednesday, November 1st

Kansas tax receipts are looking up.  In October, the state took in nearly $32 million more than anticipated.

  Cindy Hoedel, left, of Matfield Green recently discovered errors in some public notices for wastewater well permits. Also pictured at an August hearing are, from left, geologist Lee Shobe, Quail Oil manager Wray Valentine and attorney Robert Vincze.  (File Photo / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, November 1st

State regulators are trying to figure out how wastewater wells were permitted despite falling short of some state regulations.

Colombian President Juan Santos speaking at KU in 2012. (Photo from KU News)
J. Schafer Wednesday, November 1st

Colombian President and KU graduate Juan Manuel Santos brought a message of peace and hope to his alma mater Tuesday night, where he also received an honorary degree from the university.  The South American leader won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016 for his work to end Colombia's decades-long civil war.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, November 1st

Attorneys for the Missouri-based Women's Foundation plans to work with Kansas officials to improve the Legislature's sexual harassment policy after women complained about being harassed at the Kansas Statehouse. 

Kansas News Service Tuesday, October 31st

Senate Democrats are using the hearing to illustrate similarities between Kansas Republican Governor Sam Brownback’s failed tax cuts and the tax plan being touted by President Trump and GOP congressional leaders. 

Harvest Public Media Tuesday, October 31st

Sam Clovis, who is awaiting confirmation as the USDA's lead scientist, is a former Trump campaign official. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Tuesday, October 31st

Senate Democrats are working to delay the confirmation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback as ambassador for religious liberty in the Trump administration because of his record on gay rights.

Members of the Kansas House and Senate discuss tax issues during a meeting earlier this year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, October 31st

Kansas lawmakers increased taxes, but did that fix the issues?

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback appeared October 4 before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as the nominee to be ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, October 31st

Senate Democrats say they are concerned about Brownback’s repeal of regulations protecting Kansas state workers from discrimination based on their sexual orientation. They say they are not convinced that he will back protections for LGBT people facing religious persecution abroad. 

Kansas News Service Tuesday, October 31st

The two providers say the merger will help them serve low-income patients regardless of possible changes to the Kansas Medicaid program or a possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act.  

Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle and other legislative leaders on Monday recommended the Legislature work with the Kansas City-based Women’s Foundation to update the Legislature’s sexual harassment policy.
Kansas News Service Tuesday, October 31st

After recent allegations about the prevalence of sexual harassment at the Statehouse, Kansas legislative leaders have directed their staff to work with the Kansas City-based Women’s Foundation to update the Legislature’s sexual harassment policy.

The Kansas City Chiefs picked up a 29-19 victory over the Denver Broncos on Monday night at Arrowhead Stadium (Photo Credit: Greg Echlin)
Greg Echlin Tuesday, October 31st

The Chiefs win against the Broncos snapped a 2-game losing skid and was the Chiefs' fourth straight victory over their AFC West rival.

Kansas News Service Monday, October 30th

An 11-member committee will be selected to formulate how the legislature will respond to the latest Kansas Supreme Court ruling on school finance.  

Harvest Public Media Monday, October 30th

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue says the Senate confirmation process has been slow-going for some Trump administration nominees. 

Colombian President Juan Santos speaking at KU in 2012. (Photo from KU News)
J. Schafer Monday, October 30th

The president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, returns to the University of Kansas Tuesday to receive an honorary from his alma mater.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Monday, October 30th

Kansas legislative leaders will be meeting today (MON) to discuss forming a committee to begin work on a response to a state Supreme Court order. The court has directed the Legislature to boost spending on public schools. 

Associated Press Saturday, October 28th

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

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