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Kansas News Service Tuesday, December 19th

The dynamics are changing for Kansas Democrats in the race for the 3rd district congressional seat, currently held by Republican Congressman Kevin Yoder.

Kansas News Service Monday, December 18th

Some lawmakers working ahead of the 2018 session are considering the possibility of a constitutional amendment on school finance.

Kansas News Service Monday, December 18th

The Kansas Department of Education over the last five years has provided forty-five million dollars more than is legally allowed for transportation.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by Dan Skinner)
Kansas News Service Monday, December 18th

There could be another stand-off between the Kansas Legislature and the state Supreme Court over school funding this spring. Conservatives were not too pleased in 2005 when the court pressed them for millions more for public education.

This Piper Cherokee Warrior II is similar to the plane that crashed in Missouri, killing a couple from Gardner, Kansas.
Associated Press Monday, December 18th

A Kansas couple from Gardner has been killed in a single engine plane crash near Branson.

A Kansas school bus parked outside the Kansas Statehouse (Photo by Susie Fagen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas Informat... Monday, December 18th

A special joint legislative committee meets this week to discuss how the state should respond to the Kansas Supreme Court's order to increase funding for public schools.

Here's what we know so far.
Associated Press Monday, December 18th

Take a look at today's Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by highly-skilled KPR news staffers.

Associated Press Saturday, December 16th

Here's the Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

The Kansas City Council on Thursday voted not to move forward with Edgemoor, the firm selected to design, build and finance a new terminal at KCI. (Photo Credit: Julie Denesha, KCUR Radio)
KCUR Radio Friday, December 15th

Several councilmembers expressed concerns that the agreement with Edgemoor was too vague on financial details and didn’t provide sufficient benefits to the community. 

  Cattle gather for a drink on a ranch in Nebraska. (File photo /Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Friday, December 15th

The USDA plans to withdraw a rule about how animals on organic farms are raised.

  Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is vice chairman of a voter fraud commission that is the subject of a lawsuit filed earlier this year by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU recently added concerns about data security to the lawsuit.  (File Photo / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, December 15th

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit, questioning the security of Crosscheck, the multistate voter database managed by Kansas and championed by Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

Democratic state Senator Laura Kelly, of Topeka, has filed paperwork ahead of a bid for Kansas governor.
Kansas News Service Friday, December 15th

Kelly says her campaign will target Democrats and moderate Republicans who are displeased with the conduct of the state’s conservative Republican politicians.  

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press.
Associated Press Friday, December 15th

State Senator Laura Kelly, a Topeka Democrat, is running for governor.  That story and other Kansas news headlines are just a click away.

Greg Echlin Friday, December 15th

The Kansas City Chiefs battle the Los Angeles Chargers to see who will take control of the AFC West division.

The FCC says undoing the regulation may help people in rural areas get better internet access. Opponents say they fear slower service and limited access to some websites.
Harvest Public Media Friday, December 15th

More than 40 small internet service providers say they oppose the deregulation. They fear it would give large corporations more power over internet speeds and content.

Nearly 100,000 Kansans enrolled in coverage through the exchange duringlast year's open enrollment period.
Jim McLean Friday, December 15th

A statewide network of specialists helping Kansans sign-up for Obamacare says the staff is busier now than they were at this time last year.

KMUW Radio Thursday, December 14th

What's behind the uptick in earthquakes in south-central Kansas and what can be done about it?  Researchers at the University of Kansas have been trying to tackle those questions and have released a new report.

Teva office building in Overland Park (Photo by Block Real Estate Services)
Kansas News Service Thursday, December 14th

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, which employs about 350 people in Overland Park, has announced a plan to slash thousands of jobs worldwide.

Harvest Public Media Thursday, December 14th

The lawsuit argues that the GIPSA fairness rule was requested in the Farm Bill, so it shouldn't have been able to be withdrawn. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, December 14th

The Johnson County District Attorney says an off-duty police officer who shot and killed an armed man at the Costco in Lenexa will not face any charges.


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