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Kansas News Service Tuesday, August 29th

Analysts are predicting at least a 25 cent spike in gas prices over the next few weeks.

Since the Dillons grocery store in St. John, Kansas, closed last year, residents have traveled 12 miles to Stafford or farther to supermarkets in Great Bend or Pratt for their groceries. Local officials are developing a plan to attract a new grocer to town. (Photo by Bryan Thompson, Kansas News Service)
Bryan Thompson Tuesday, August 29th

More than 40 grocery stores in rural Kansas have closed in the last nine years. One central Kansas town has launched a plan to replace its former store.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Tuesday, August 29th

A McPherson County Sheriff's Deputy has killed a driver in central Kansas after he tried to take another officer's gun.   

Texas National Guard soldiers assist residents affected by flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Aug. 27, 2017. National Guard photo by Lt. Zachary West (via
Kansas News Service Monday, August 28th

The South Central and Southeast Kansas Red Cross chapter sent four emergency response vehicles and about two-dozen volunteers.  

Representative Scott Schwab speaking in 2015. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, August 28th

House Speaker Pro Tem Scott Schwab is exploring a run.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Monday, August 28th

Federal officials are investigating the death of a 56-year-old inmate at the Lansing Correctional Facility. The Kansas Department of Corrections says Beeson died March 26th.

An international group of researchers compiled dozens of studies to see what happens to crop yields as the global climate grows warmer.
Harvest Public Media Monday, August 28th

Researchers conducting an extensive international study found that every time global temperatures go up by 2 degrees Fahrenheit, corn, wheat, rice, and soybean crop yields fall.

Associated Press Saturday, August 26th

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

Lt. Governor Tom Docking (left) and Governor John Carlin in a photo taken sometime in the 1980s. (Photo courtesy of the Kansas Historical Society's Kansas Memory project)
Stephen Koranda Friday, August 25th

Docking came from a family with deep political roots in Kansas.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Friday, August 25th

A jury in Topeka has rejected a former state employee's claim that religious discrimination was a key factor in her firing from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office. The secretary of state's office maintained that performance issues led to Courtney Canfield's firing in November 2013. 

Senator Tyson at a meeting on health care earlier this year. (Photo by Jim McLean)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, August 24th

Tyson will join other state lawmakers seeking the seat.

Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer speaking earlier this month. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Kansas News Service Thursday, August 24th

Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer has announced that he intends to run for governor in 2018. 

Secretary of State Kris Kobach called the lawsuit "frivolous." (File photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, August 24th

A federal jury said the office did not discriminate when it fired a worker.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, August 24th

A Republican state senator from Linn County in eastern Kansas is the latest candidate to enter the race to succeed retiring Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins. State Senator Caryn Tyson of Parker has announced her candidacy for the 2nd Congressional District seat.

Photo by Stephen Koranda
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, August 23rd

The report says Kansas has more ballots thrown out than many other states.

Osawatomie State Hospital (File photo, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, August 23rd

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services has unveiled a proposal to build a new mental hospital at Osawatomie, but Jim Ward says other options should be on the table. 

The new $8 million Independence Healthcare Center, operates as an extension of Labette Health, a regional hospital in nearby Parsons. The center will serve Independence, a town of about 8,800 people that has been without a hospital for about two years. (photo credit: Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, August 23rd

The rural Kansas town of Independence lost its hospital two years ago. Now, it has a health center with more limited services. 

 Kansas Republican Congressman Kevin Yoder, who represents the state's 3rd District, participated in his first in-person town hall meeting since last year's election. The meeting Tuesday at Olathe City Hall was hosted by the Kansas City Star.  (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, August 23rd

Kansas 3rd District Congressman Kevin Yoder held a town hall meeting in Johnson County Tuesday night, where he answered questions from constituents.  He also spent part of his time defending President Donald Trump.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, August 23rd

Kansas Representative Kevin Yoder told a group of constituents at a town hall meeting in Olathe last night that he wants to fix private health insurance markets rather than moving the U.S. toward expanded government health coverage. The forum was Yoder's first face-to-face town hall meeting with constituents since President Trump's election in November. 

Harvest Public Media Tuesday, August 22nd

Amazon is hoping to make the case to consumers that buying food online makes sense. 


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