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Kansas News Service Friday, December 29th

The Kansas City-based Women’s Foundation worked with legislators and legal experts to draft suggestions for updating the Kansas Legislature’s sexual harassment policy. 

Cold winter landscape in Lawrence (Photo by J. Schafer)
J. Schafer Friday, December 29th

It'll be crazy cold this weekend across the Midwest.  Wind chills could hit 25 below zero Saturday night.  Take precautions now.  And please, bring those pets inside!

Kansas News Service Friday, December 29th

The main plan under consideration would have private prison operator CoreCivic build the new facility and then lease it to the state for 20 years. 

Here's what we know so far.
Associated Press Friday, December 29th

Take a look at the areas latest news headlines from the Associated Press, as curated by the KPR news team.

Rotunda inside the Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Associated Press Friday, December 29th

State lawmakers are looking at ways to prevent sexual harassment at the Kansas Statehouse.  One idea? Mandatory training to better educate lawmakers, staffers and interns about sexual harassment.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press.
Associated Press Thursday, December 28th

The Shawnee County district attorney says he does not plan to file charges against two Topeka police officers in the fatal shooting of a black man in September. 

K-State head football coach Bill Snyder (Photo by K-State Athletics)
Greg Echlin Thursday, December 28th

K-State football fans have become used to winning seasons and bowl-game appearances.  But with the possible retirement of head coach Bill Snyder, they're concerned about the future of their program.    

Kansas City Chiefs’ rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes will make his NFL debut when the Chiefs play the Denver Broncos on Sunday. (Photo Credit:
Greg Echlin Thursday, December 28th

The Chiefs clinched the AFC West last week so head coach Andy Reid is giving starting quarterback Alex Smith the week off.

Photo by J Schafer
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, December 27th

The finance reports will be one of the first chances to compare how the campaigns are performing.

The Kansas DMV in Mission, Kansas (photo credit: The Kansas City Star)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, December 27th

The ​upgrade is years behind schedule and had been set to go live next week.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, December 27th

Four people are dead after an accident on Interstate 70 near Abilene in northeastern Kansas. Hazardous winter weather conditions led to numerous accidents and road closures throughout the region Tuesday.

The Nature Conservancy says the tool helps wind energy developers avoid unnecessary risks.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, December 27th

The Nature Conservancy of Kansas has developed a series of maps to identify areas where wind energy development would have a negative environmental impact.

The Kansas State Wildcats came from behind to defeat the UCLA Bruins, 35-17, in the Cactus Bowl Tuesday night in Phoenix.  (Photo from K-State Athletics)
Greg Echlin Wednesday, December 27th

Rack up another bowl game victory for K-State football coach Bill Snyder.  He coached his team in a come-from-behind 35-17 victory over UCLA in the 2017 Cactus Bowl in Phoenix.

Harvest Public Media is a consortium of public media outlets reporting on agriculture and other issues affecting the rural Midwest.
J. Schafer Wednesday, December 27th

The sale of grass-fed beef is booming.  But that very grass may be changing in ways that will affect the future of the cattle industry.  

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Tuesday, December 26th

The Kansas Supreme Court plans to require attorneys to file their documents electronically in all of the state's courts starting in late June.

Harvest Public Media Tuesday, December 26th

These days, Americans are eating more eggs.  At the same time, other countries are hoping to increase the number of eggs they import from the U.S.  The result will likely lead to higher prices for the next several months.   

A project to migrate Kansas driver records from an aged mainframe to a new system is set to launch Jan. 2, although auditors continue to have concerns about its quality. (Photo Credit: Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, December 26th

Kansas state officials are worried about the progress of a major state information technology project involving the records of nearly 2 million drivers. The program launch is six years behind schedule.

The Kansas State Wildcats face UCLA in the Cactus Bowl tonight (TUE) in Phoenix. (Photo Credit:
Greg Echlin Tuesday, December 26th

Kansas State's 78-year-old football coach, Bill Snyder, says he hasn't decided whether he wants to retire or return as coach for a 27th season.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Monday, December 25th

The Kansas City area has been selected to participate in a program to allow federal anti-crime experts to work with local police on developing and implementing strategies to reduce violent crime. 

Ellsworth Hall, dormitory at the University of Kansas (Photo from KU)
Kansas News Service Monday, December 25th

Four of the six Kansas Regent universities will charge several hundred dollars more for a dorm room than the average monthly rent for a small apartment near campus.  For example, Wichita State students could pay about $1,600 more per year to live in a residence hall than in a nearby off-campus apartment.   


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