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JCCC administrators say the school might use metal detectors and armed guards to keep guns out of certain events.
Kansas News Service Tuesday, May 2nd

Johnson County Community College has produced a YouTube video to spread accurate information to faculty, staff and students.

Representative Steven Johnson speaking during the meeting. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, May 1st

A panel of House and Senate lawmakers has advanced a plan.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, May 1st

Lawmakers hope to hammer out some parts of a tax proposal this week.

Snow blocks Highway 50 in the west-central Kansas town of Lakin on Sunday. (Photo by Jeff Hilger)
Staff and Wire ... Monday, May 1st

Thousands in western Kansas remain without power following a weekend blizzard that dumped up to 20 inches of snow in some areas. And the late spring storm may have wiped out much of wheat crop as well.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Monday, May 1st

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

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, May 1st

Lawmakers have penciled in two weeks for the veto session.

Some lawmakers say there isn’t enough time left in the session to consider a new expansion bill.
Kansas News Service Monday, May 1st

Supporters say expanding the state’s privatized Medicaid program would provide coverage to an additional 180,000 low-income Kansans.

Photo by Ann Dean Photography
KPR Staff Monday, May 1st

Encouraging women to step forward and take risks, former Senator Elizabeth Dole kicked off the inaugural "Women in Leadership" Lecture at the University of Kansas. Speaking to an overflow crowd yesterday (SUN), Dole talked about her latest passion: "helping hidden heroes," the 5.5 million caregivers of our nation's wounded warriors.

Associated Press Sunday, April 30th

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

Photo from Kansas Geological Survey
Associated Press Saturday, April 29th

A Nebraska mayor is pushing for changes in the way Kansas oversees prairie burning after smoke from the Flint Hills spurred health warnings in that state. Lincoln mayor Chris Beutler sent a letter to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment pressing for action after a large number of simultaneous Kansas burns created concentrated smoke.

Associated Press Saturday, April 29th

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

Associated Press Friday, April 28th

Stormont Vail is among three potential buyers for St. Francis Health hospital, along with the University of Kansas Health System and the California-based Prime Healthcare Foundation.  

Senator Carolyn McGinn (center) speaking with other lawmakers at a meeting last month. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Friday, April 28th

Legislative committees met to do some budget work before the session resumes next week.

Grassroots organizations in Johnson County, like Stand Up Blue Valley, are multiplying and starting to plot how they will elect more moderate Republicans and Democrats to the Kansas Legislature. (File photo from KCUR)
Kansas News Service Friday, April 28th

Stand Up Blue Valley and other grassroots political groups in Johnson County are already contemplating the next Kansas election and how they can put more moderate Republicans and Democrats in office.  

Harvest Public Media Friday, April 28th

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue refused to call the plan a path to citizenship, though.

Associated Press Friday, April 28th

The Early Childhood Education Center at Emporia State University is under investigation for alleged child abuse.  The center's director has resigned in the midst of the scandal. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Friday, April 28th

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

Kansas Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning says he'll propose a monthly fee on utility bills to help fund education. (Photo: Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, April 28th

Senator Jim Denning's plan calls for a $3 monthly fee on residential utility bills. He estimates the fee would raise $150 million a year for public schools.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue meets the media at a USDA office in Kansas City on Thursday. (Photo: Peggy Lowe, Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Friday, April 28th

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue explained President Trump’s reversal on the North American Free Trade Agreement as part of the negotiations in the deal making process. 

Starting in July, the law will lift virtually all restrictions on carrying concealed handguns in unsecured public buildings.
Kansas News Service Thursday, April 27th

The costs of compliance with the concealed carry law are driving new support for a concealed carry exemption. 

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