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Associated Press Monday, April 10th

Here's a summary of the day's headlines for our area from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Inside the Kansas Statehouse rotunda, looking up inside the inner dome. (Photo by J. Schafer)
Kansas News Service Monday, April 10th

Kansas lawmakers have left town for the Easter break.  Lawmakers struck a deal to balance the current year's budget.  But when they return next month, they'll have a lot left to do.  Legislators still need to craft a new school funding formula and find a way to address a budget shortfall of nearly $1 billion over the next two years.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, April 10th

Lawmakers will have to take on budget and tax issues in May.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo courtesy of the Kansas News Service)
Sunday, April 9th

Lawmakers will have to tackle some big issues when they return in May.

Associated Press Sunday, April 9th

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

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Associated Press Saturday, April 8th

University of Kansas basketball senior Frank Mason III has won the 2017 John R. Wooden Award, completing a national player of the year sweep. Mason also received the Bob Cousy Award as the nation's top point guard at yesterday's (FRI) ESPN College Basketball Awards.

Kaye McIntyre Saturday, April 8th

Wichita State University has accepted an invitation to join the American Athletic Conference.  The conference voted to admit the Shockers in all sports except for football. 

Associated Press Saturday, April 8th

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

The Verruckt water slide in Kansas City. (Photo by Laura Spencer, KCUR)
Stephen Koranda Friday, April 7th

The bill would put tighter regulations in place for amusement park rides.

Jim McLean Friday, April 7th

The bill is being characterized as a compromise between large grocery store chains and smaller, "mom-and-pop" liquor stores. 

Senate President Susan Wagle speaking to reporters Friday. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Friday, April 7th

They'll return in May to continue work.

KMUW Radio Friday, April 7th

Republicans have held the 4th District House seat for two decades.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press.
Associated Press Friday, April 7th

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

The House passed a bill to allow grocery stores to start selling full-strength beer in April of 2019.
Kansas News Service Friday, April 7th

Opponents argue that allowing the sale of full-strength beer in grocery stores will force small liquor stores out of business.  

Photo courtesy of National World War I Museum & Memorial
Kaye McIntyre Thursday, April 6th

This week marks the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War One.  The National World War One Museum in Kansas City hosted the national centennial commemoration today (THU), featuring music, dignitaries, and a flyover by the Patrouille de France.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, April 6th

Governor Sam Brownback had endorsed the plan.

Kansas News Service Thursday, April 6th

The Kansas House bill calls for $750 million in new school funding over five years, but it also contains some money for at-risk student programs and all-day kindergarten.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, April 6th

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

Kris Kobach was photographed carrying a stack of papers with headings indicating they were related to voter fraud and immigration policy. (Associated Press file photo)
Kansas News Service Thursday, April 6th

The court will determine whether the documents are relevant to a pair of federal lawsuits opposing the Kansas requirement for proof of citizenship to register to vote.    

Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 5th

The Kansas House's K-12 Budget Committee remains committed to a $750 million increase in school funding over five years...but that still might not be enough to satisfy the state Supreme Court.

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