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Kansas News Service Friday, October 27th

A record fall harvest?  Maybe - at least for some crops.  Experts say many fall harvested crops are expected to be at - or above - previous records.  

Mexico and Canada – America’s partners in NAFTA -- are also the most important export markets for Kansas.
Kansas News Service Friday, October 27th

Panelists at the Kansas Economic Policy Conference at KU said immigrant workers are vital for the Kansas agricultural economy as well as for the state’s aircraft industry. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Friday, October 27th

A U.S. Senate committee narrowly approved the nomination of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to be U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.  

(photo credit: Carolyn Kaster, Associated Press)
Kansas News Service Thursday, October 26th

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach gave a sworn deposition in August of this year in a lawsuit brought by the ACLU.

A vote in the U.S. Senate is the next step for Governor Sam Brownback's nomination to be ambassador for international religious freedom.  (File Photo / Kansas Public Radio)
Kansas News Service Thursday, October 26th

The U.S. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee approved Brownback’s nomination as the next United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom on a straight party-line vote. 

Harvest Public Media Thursday, October 26th

The Environmental Protection Agency had wanted to reduce the amount of renewable fuels like ethanol required in the country’s gas tanks next year. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, October 26th

A former legislative chief of staff says sexual harassment is 'rampant' at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka.   

Harvest Public Media Wednesday, October 25th

The bill would allow for more temporary farm workers to enter the country, but it could lower immigrants' pay and displace other American workers.

Kansas News Service Wednesday, October 25th

The former chief of staff in the Kansas House Democratic leader’s office says she and other women were regularly subjected to harassment.

Kansas News Service Wednesday, October 25th

A special master was appointed by a federal judge to look into allegations of misconduct at the pretrial detention center in Leavenworth.

The four teenagers running for Kansas governor faced questions from students at Lawrence Free State High School during a recent forum.  (Photo by Jim McLean / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, October 25th

So far, four teenagers have announced that they are running for Kansas governor.  What's going on here? These young candidates say mainstream candidates are either ignoring -- or are afraid to tackle -- the issues important to young voters.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, October 25th

BuzzFeed Inc. is suing Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach for refusing to release emails pertaining to immigration and voter fraud.

Dr. Joseph McGuirk, of KU Cancer Center, calls immunotherapy one of the most exciting developments in his career as a cancer physician.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, October 25th

A new form of immunotherapy to treat non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration and the FDA has chosen the University of Kansas Cancer Center as one of the hospitals to offer the treatment.

Harvest Public Media is a consortium of public media outlets reporting on agriculture and other issues affecting the rural Midwest.
Harvest Public Media Wednesday, October 25th

A bill making changes to the agricultural guest worker program is headed to the floor of the U.S. House.

Kansas News Service Tuesday, October 24th

A lawsuit challenging a no-bid contract awarded to Cerner Corporation by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been dismissed, but the dispute isn't over yet.

Harvest Public Media Tuesday, October 24th

The legislation includes a provision allowing undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. to work in the agriculture industry. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Tuesday, October 24th

A court appointed official says the U.S. attorney's office in Kansas is no longer cooperating with an investigation into the secret recording of attorney-client meetings at the Leavenworth Detention Center.

Eric Thalken works down a row of organic corn on his Nebraska farm. (Photo by Grant Gerlock / Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Tuesday, October 24th

Organic food is a $40 billion industry and it’s offering an alternative for farmers who have been losing money using conventional farming methods. 

Kansas News Service Monday, October 23rd

The U.S. government is threatening to withhold federal funding for Larned State Hospital unless the state quickly addresses problems at the central Kansas facility.  In 2015, similar issues led the feds to decertify the state's psychiatric hospital in eastern Kansas.  The facility in Osawatomie passed a recent inspection but has yet to be re-certified.    

A federal prosecutor in New York, working on behalf of the U.S. Attorney for Kansas, says there's no evidence that the Sixth Amendment rights of detainees at the Leavenworth Detention Center were violated.
Kansas News Service Monday, October 23rd

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas has been under investigation for recording attorney-client meetings and phone calls at the pre-trial detention facility in Leavenworth.  Now, the U.S. Attorney has stopped cooperating with the investigation.

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