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Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, June 22nd

Reno County Democrats have chosen the opinion editor of the Hutchinson News to complete the term of a Democratic state legislator who died of natural causes earlier this month; Shawnee County has settled a lawsuit filed after a mishap at the county jail; and Excel Industries has announced employee layoffs in Hesston. Click here to read more on these and other stories from the Associated Press.   

Democrats see the district, in suburban Kansas City, as a good prospect for picking up a seat in the U.S. House.
Kansas News Service Thursday, June 22nd

A Democrat held the seat until six years ago and in last year’s presidential election, Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump in the district by a narrow margin .

The Lawrence Public Library and Watkins Museum Celebrate the “Stars of Centron” at Liberty Hall.
Tom Parkinson Thursday, June 22nd

The Lawrence Public Library has teamed up with the Watkins Museum of History for a special program at Liberty Hall to revisit Lawrence’s golden age of educational, industrial, and etiquette films.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, June 21st

Brownback is likely to sign the bill, but he has the power to veto specific items.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, June 21st

The ACLU wants some of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's confidential documents made public...a former Kansas state lawmaker formally declares his intention to seek the GOP nomination for the governor's race...and some Kansas law enforcement agencies are turning to high-tech recruitment methods.  All the details, plus the latest headlines are just a click away.   

Pay for teachers in rural Kansas was $17,000 dollars below the national average.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, June 21st

An analysis by Emporia State Teacher’s College shows teachers moving from rural to urban areas.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Tuesday, June 20th

The Kansas Supreme Court has announced that it plans to hear arguments July 18 on whether the Legislature's new school funding formula complies with the state constitution. The court ruled in March that the state's $4 billion a year in education funding is inadequate under the state constitution. 

Dr. Brian Hunt sits at the computer he uses to interact with patients. (Photo: Bryan Thompson, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 20th

Advocates say telemedicine is an effective way for patients, especially those in remote rural areas, to access health care but getting insurance companies to pay for the service has been a challenge.

An inspection of Osawatomie State Hospital found problems with sanitation, infection control and fire safety. That means the hospital remains will continue to lose about $1 million per month in federal payments.
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 20th

When federal inspectors visited the Osawatomie State Hospital in May, they discovered new problems and that means the state-run psychiatric hospital remains decertified and will not receive federal payments for patient care.

Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 20th

The state's new school funding law will go into effect on July 1 and remain in effect while being reviewed by the court. 

Barnett will make campaign stops Tuesday to announce his campaign. (Photo from the Barnett campaign)
Stephen Koranda Monday, June 19th

Barnett will make multiple campaign stops Tuesday.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Monday, June 19th

The income tax increase Kansas legislators enacted over Governor Sam Brownback's veto won't balance the budget by itself. Even though the reversal of the 2012 income tax cuts will inject $1.2 billion in new revenue into the state's coffers, lawmakers will have to continue relying on some of the same fiscal patches they've employed in recent years to keep the budget balanced.

The government allowed emergency grazing on conservation lands after wildfires destroyed thousands of acres of Kansas pastureland in March.
Kansas News Service Monday, June 19th

The emergency grazing exemption on conservation land was set to expire in July. The program will now be extended until September.  

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Sunday, June 18th

Republican Jim Barnett's running for governor, Sam Brownback vetoed a bill allowing lottery ticket sales from vending machines, and there's been a mistrial in a Topeka road-rage case. Click here for the latest regional headlines from the Associated Press.

These are the latest regional headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Saturday, June 17th

Another Republican has thrown his hat into the ring for the 2018 governor's race, 27 Kansas counties will be eligible for federal aid following a damaging late-spring snowstorm, and Senator Jerry Moran sticks up for Kansas farmers as changes are proposed in the nation's policy on Cuba. More on those stories is just a click away.  

Associated Press Friday, June 16th

The federal government revoked Osawatomie State Hospital's certification in December 2015. 

Harvest Public Media is a consortium of public radio and TV broadcasters partnering together to cover agriculture in the Midwest.
Harvest Public Media Friday, June 16th

Supporters of the merger say consolidation will make the companies more innovative, and that will ultimately help farmers. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Friday, June 16th

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed into law a measure to increase the state's funding on public schools and has allowed a bill designed to keep concealed guns out of public hospitals and mental health centers to become law without his signature. 

The new law allows a permanent ban on concealed guns at public hospitals, community mental health centers, and state mental hospitals.
Kansas News Service Friday, June 16th

Governor Brownback chose to allow the bill to become law without his signature.

Some lawmakers say the level of funding in the bill for 2018 is less than it was in 2009 and they say it's not likely to satisfy the state Supreme Court.
KMUW Radio Friday, June 16th

Attorneys for four school districts suing the state say they will challenge the new law because they believe it still falls hundreds of millions of dollars short of adequately funding schools. 


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