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Laura Lorson Wednesday, June 28th

Barry Crimmins is following up his widely-acclaimed special "Whatever Threatens You" with a new work called "Atlas's Knees" at the Lawrence Arts Center on Friday. 

Senator Moran speaking at an event earlier this year in Topeka. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, June 27th

Moran says the bill "missed the mark" for Kansas.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Tuesday, June 27th

Kansas legislators adjourned their annual session Monday and are now waiting for a state Supreme Court ruling on education funding later this summer. The House and Senate ended their session Monday after 114 days.  

Attorneys for the plaintiffs say prison officials violated the detainee's constitutional attorney-client privilege.
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 27th

Two former detainees at the, privately operated, Leavenworth Detention Center have filed a lawsuit over the secret taping of meetings between inmates and their attorneys.

Representative John Wilson speaking last year. (Photo by Andy Marso)
Stephen Koranda Monday, June 26th

Wilson will leave his seat later this year.

House Speaker Ron Ryckman speaking to a staff member before opening the House session. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, June 26th

Lawmakers wrapped the session's last day without overriding any vetoes from the governor.

Senate President Susan Wagle speaking to reporters earlier this year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, June 26th

Wagle says she's weighing her options and hasn't yet made a decision.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Monday, June 26th

The Kansas Legislature has adjourned its 2017 session, after Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a state budget for the next two years on Sunday.  All the details, along with other regional headlines, are available here. 

Harvest Public Media Monday, June 26th

This spring, dangerous wildfires swept across the grasslands of the Great Plains. Researchers say fires like that are becoming more common, and they're working on how to prepare for them. 

Governor Sam Brownback speaking earlier this year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Sunday, June 25th

Brownback struck down two issues in the budget plan.

Regional headlines from the Associated Press newswire
Associated Press Sunday, June 25th

An independent task force will examine the Kansas child welfare, a highly-charged criminal case is setting neighbors against one another in a Jackson County town. These stories and more regional news from the Associated Press can be found right here. 

These are the latest regional headlines from the Associated Press.
Associated Press Saturday, June 24th

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has been fined for misleading a federal court; agribusiness firm Syngenta plans to appeal a $218 million jury award; and a new task force will review the Kansas child welfare system. More on these stories and other regional headlines is just a click away. 

Secretary of State Kris Kobach speaking last year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Associated Press Friday, June 23rd

It's related to a lawsuit over documents Kobach carried when meeting with Donald Trump.

Harvest Public Media Friday, June 23rd

Farmers sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its timing of the introduction of a genetically engineered variety of corn. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Friday, June 23rd

A summary of the latest news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

Roberts says he has concerns about the bill but says he’ll support it to keep the process moving.
Kansas News Service Friday, June 23rd

Opponents say the Senate bill is worse than the Obamacare repeal bill passed by the U.S. House and that Kansas’ share of the Medicaid cuts in the bill total about $1 billion over 10 years.

The website of Senator Roberts outlined his support for the bill.
Kansas News Service Friday, June 23rd

Roberts says he supports the plan, even though it isn't perfect.

Loneker, who turned 46 on Wednesday, was a substitute teacher at Free State High School in Lawrence. (Photo:
Associated Press Friday, June 23rd

Loneker was diagnosed with cancer last December and his family says he battled it with the kind of positive attitude he was known for  throughout his life.  

Laura Lorson Friday, June 23rd

Teams have been rehearsing their best lip-sync routines, and will show them off in a competition that'll raise money for the Willow Domestic Violence Center in Lawrence. 

Former KU freshman Josh Jackson spoke with the media after being selected to play for the Phoenix Suns.​
Greg Echlin Friday, June 23rd

KU's Josh Jackson was selected by the Phoenix Suns while his former teammate, KU guard Frank Mason went to the Sacramento Kings. The Orlando Magic picked Wesley Iwundu who finished his college career at Kansas State.


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