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State lawmakers return to work today with a crowded agenda.
Stephen Koranda Monday, May 8th

Legislators must pass a budget and agree on a school funding formula that will meet the approval of the state Supreme Court before adjourning for the year.

Associated Press Sunday, May 7th

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

Regional news headlines from the Associated Press for Saturday, May 6
Associated Press Saturday, May 6th

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

Kansas News Service Friday, May 5th

State Senator Barbara Bollier says she will work to unseat U.S. Congressman Kevin Yoder because of his support for the American Health Care Act. 

Governor Sam Brownback at the signing ceremony in his office. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Friday, May 5th

The bill stiffens penalties for crimes against law enforcement officers.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo courtesy of the Kansas News Service)
Stephen Koranda Friday, May 5th

Legislative leaders decided not to work through the weekend.

St. Francis hospital in Topeka was on the brink of closing but a new partnership has been formed to take over the facility.
Kansas News Service Friday, May 5th

St. Francis hospital in Topeka was on the brink of closing. Now, the University of Kansas Health System has partnered with Ardent Health Services to take over the struggling hospital. Will other Kansas hospitals soon need a life raft of their own?

Here's a look at everything you could possibly want to know today.
Associated Press Friday, May 5th

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

The Kansas Judicial Center, which houses the Supreme Court. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, May 4th

Attorneys for the Carr brothers said their death sentences should be overturned.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue (Photo by Julie Denesha / Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Thursday, May 4th

The nation's new agriculture secretary says President Trump may be open to creating a way for some undocumented immigrant workers to stay in the U.S. During a recent stop in Kansas City, Secretary Sonny Perdue also talked about climate change.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, May 4th

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

Kansas News Service Wednesday, May 3rd

The bill up for consideration includes $750 million in new money for schools over five years.

House Speaker Ron Ryckman speaking to repoters. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, May 3rd

Lawmakers still had questions about the bill and Democrats weren't on board.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, May 3rd

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

Former Cherokee County Commissioner Richard Hilderbrand was appointed this week to serve the remainder of Senator Jake LaTurner’s term.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, May 3rd

Richard Hilderbrand's views on key budget and tax issues align him with conservatives in the Legislature.​

Farmers hope the task force will encourage a shared vision of farming among state and federal agencies.
KMUW Radio Wednesday, May 3rd

The task force will look into the effect of tax policies on family farms, water rights issues and the use of public lands for cattle grazing.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, May 2nd

The new tax proposal comes after a previous plan faltered this week.

The Kansas Senate chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, May 2nd

The plan would have raised income taxes and eliminated an income tax exemption for some businesses.

Here's what's happening in our area, according to staff and AP wire reports.
Associated Press Tuesday, May 2nd

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

House Minority Leader Jim Ward, left, and House Majority Leader Don Hineman discussed Medicaid expansion during an interview in Topeka. (Photo: Susie Fagan, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, May 2nd

Lawmakers are facing tough votes on the budget, taxes and school funding and don’t want to complicate the debates by adding Medicaid expansion to the mix.

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