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Tom Bell, president of the Kansas Hospital Association, has testified before Kansas legislators on the benefits of Medicaid expansion.
Kansas News Service Friday, March 10th

The GOP health care plan would keep the Medicaid expansion option open in Kansas until 2020.  

Jayhawks lose, Wildcats win in pair of upsets at Big 12
Greg Echlin Friday, March 10th

K-State clinched a spot in the Big 12 semifinals and a possible spot in the NCAA Tournament.  

KMUW Radio Thursday, March 9th

As the wildfires are gradually becoming contained, officials can begin the process of making damage estimates. 

The Kansas House chamber at the Statehouse
Jim McLean Thursday, March 9th

Legislators are considering their negotiation options if Governor Sam Brownback leaves office. 

Andy Marso Thursday, March 9th

The debate over allowing concealed carry on college campuses continues.

Grass fire in Reno County. (Photo from Reno County Fire District #6 via KMUW Radio)
KPR Staff Thursday, March 9th

Kansas cattle producers affected by the wildfires are facing some particular infrastructure challenges as they try to get their operations back up and runnin. 

Governor Sam Brownback speaks at the Statehouse while Lt. Jeff Governor Colyer looks on. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, March 9th

KPR reported Wednesday that Brownback may be in line for an ambassador job based in Italy.

Congressman Roger Marshall talks with a constituent at the opening of his district office.
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 9th

Republicans are trying to reassure constituents that the “high risk pools” in their health care plan are better than “guaranteed issue” provision in Obamacare.

Kansans are taking a closer look at the man who would replace Gov. Sam Brownback if he accepts a United Nations posting, Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer.
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 9th

With the possibility that Kansas Governor Sam Brownback will be taking a job in the Trump administration, attention is turning to Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer.

Ranchers won’t be able to tally their losses until the fires are out, but thousands of cattle are likely lost.
Harvest Public Media Thursday, March 9th

Ranchers have not only lost an unknown number of livestock but also much of the grass and hay to feed the cattle.    

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, March 9th

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

Buddhadeb Dawn, right, executive director of the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center, talks with Rep. Les Osterman, far left, and David Prentice, center, of Charlotte Lozier Institute. (Photo: Andy Marso, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 9th

Officials from the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center at KU Medical, told legislators that the trials will begin after final approvals from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Governor Sam Brownback speaking at an event in November. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
J. Schafer and ... Wednesday, March 8th

A source tells Kansas Public Radio that Brownback may be headed to a U.S. ambassador job in Rome.

Blackhawk helicopters from the Kansas Army National Guard scoop water to help fight wildfires. (photo: Bryan Thompson)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, March 8th

New estimates from the Kansas Division of Emergency Managment indicate wildfires have burned more than 1,000 square miles in the state.

KU freshman Josh Jackson (Photo from NCAA)
J. Schafer Wednesday, March 8th

KU Basketball Coach Bill Self has suspended Josh Jackson for one game for backing into a automobile and leaving the scene of the accident.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, March 8th

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

The Big 12 basketball tournament gets underway at the Sprint Center in Kansas City this (WED) afternoon.
Greg Echlin Wednesday, March 8th

The number one ranked Kansas Jayhawks will play about 1:30 tomorrow (THUR) afternoon against either TCU or Oklahoma.  

Senate President Susan Wagle oversees a meeting of the chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, March 7th

The proposals would have raised tobacco and liquor taxes as part of an effort to fix the state's ongoing budget problems. 

An example of a lottery ticket vending machine brought into the Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, March 7th

Supporters of the bill say 38 states already allow lottery ticket vending machines.

Grass fire in Reno County.  (Photo from Reno County Fire District #6 via KMUW Radio)
Staff and Wire ... Tuesday, March 7th

Firefighters in Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and the Texas Panhandle have been battling massive wildfires that have forced the evacuations of some communities and the closure of some roads and highways.

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