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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, spoke at the UMKC Thursday to defend President Trump's executive orders on immigration. (Photo: Dan Margolies, Kansas News Service)
Associated Press Thursday, April 27th

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was invited to speak by the UMKC chapter of the Federalist Society. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, April 27th

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

Governor Sam Brownback speaking last year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, April 27th

Lawmakers and the governor have disagreed on some high-profile issues during the session.

Jake LaTurner during the swearing-in ceremony. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, April 26th

Now, LaTurner's former Senate seat will need to be filled.

Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 26th

Brownback told reporters Wednesday that Prime Healthcare Foundation is a "legitimate" buyer for the 378-bed hospital in Topeka.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, April 26th

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

Republican Senator Barbara Bollier of Mission Hills helped write the legislation.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 26th

The new law will require the private companies that manage KanCare to standardize some of their business practices.

Poultry workers are highly susceptible to injuries and are often immigrants and refugees. (Photo: Oxfam America)
Harvest Public Media Wednesday, April 26th

Pushed by worker advocates, Tyson Foods says it will work to improve conditions for workers at its meat processing plants.

Secretary Kobach speaking last year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, April 25th

Kobach had been rumored as a possible pick for Trump administration jobs.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Tuesday, April 25th

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

Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue will lead the Department of Agriculture. (Photo: David Goldman, Associated Press)
Harvest Public Media Tuesday, April 25th

New Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue assured Midwest farm-state senators that he will advocate for all of rural America.

Senator Moran speaking with members of the Kansas Board of Education during a stop in Topeka. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, April 24th

Debate over funding a border wall could lead to a government shutdown.

Photo by Stephen Koranda
Stephen Koranda Monday, April 24th

The certification makes the election results official.

This old-time tractor, seen here on a farm near Stafford, Kansas, is far less complicated than the modern machinery used on most farms today. (Photo by J. Schafer)
Harvest Public Media Monday, April 24th

Farmers have the right to fix their own tractors and combines. But these days, repairs require more than just parts. That's why farmers are lobbying for the right to buy the software needed to repair their own machinery.

Retired Air Force General Richard Myers, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has been selected as K-State's next president.  He'll be inaugurated Friday, becoming the school's 14th president.
Associated Press Monday, April 24th

Former U.S. Air Force General Richard Myers has already been chosen to lead Kansas State University and on Friday, he'll be officially installed as the school's 14th president.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Monday, April 24th

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

Associated Press Monday, April 24th

The Kansas Legislature won't resume its session until May, but some legislative committees will be back in Topeka this week to work on budget issues.

Senator Jerry Moran speaking with Board of Education Chairman Jim Porter. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Sunday, April 23rd

Officials shared concerns with Senator Jerry Moran.

Associated Press Sunday, April 23rd

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

Associated Press Saturday, April 22nd

The state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest it has been since November 2000. A preliminary report released yesterday (FRI) by the Kansas Department of Labor says the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent in March, making Kansas one of 19 states with unemployment rates below the national average of 4.5 percent.

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