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The U.S. Open begins Thursday at Erin Hills, on the outskirts of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Greg Echlin Thursday, June 15th

This year's U.S. Open has at least two connections to Kansas. One Kansan helped design the course and another Kansan is playing in the tournament.

Kansas News Service Thursday, June 15th

The law would boost state aid by nearly $300 million over two years.

Greg Echlin Thursday, June 15th

Gary Woodland shot even par in the first round of the U.S. Open at the Erin Hills Golf Course in Wisconsin.

Kansas News Service Thursday, June 15th

Tuition increases at the six state universities will range between 2.5 and 2.9 percent. 

Harvest Public Media Thursday, June 15th

Beef companies hoping to re-establish trade in China will have to limit their use of certain additives. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, June 15th

Kansas hospital administrators will soon learn whether public health facilities will have to upgrade security to keep out concealed weapons. Governor Sam Brownback is required to act by the end of the day on a bill designed to allow state hospitals and mental health centers to ban concealed guns without increasing security.   

Providers and consumers have complained since Governor Sam Brownback turned the Medicaid program over to three private companies in 2013.
Kansas News Service Thursday, June 15th

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says more than 400,000 low-income, disabled and elderly Kansans are being served by the KanCare program.

 The survey found that support for the Republican replacement health plan ranges from 22 percent in Massachusetts to 38 percent in Oklahoma.
Kansas News Service Thursday, June 15th

Polls by several organizations, including the Kaiser Family Foundation, show that the Republican “American Health Care Act” is the most unpopular piece of legislation that Congress has considered in decades.

House Democrats pray for their colleagues at their own baseball practice in a photo tweeted by Representative Ruben J. Kihuen of Nevada.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, June 14th

Several people, including Louisiana Republican Representative Steve Scalise, were shot and wounded Wednesday morning when a gunman opened fire during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, June 14th

A 4th Democrat has announced a run for the 3rd District seat now held by Republican Congressman Kevin Yoder. Democrats are targeting Yoder because Hillary Clinton carried the district in last year's presidential race. 

Tuition at Kansas public universities and colleges went up by about five percent last year.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, June 14th

The state’s new budget keeps spending on higher education essentially flat, except for increases at KU and Kansas State.

Centene Corporation is based in St. Louis.
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 13th

Just when other insurance companies were pulling out of Obamacare, Centene Corporation says it will start offering health insurance policies for Kansas and Missouri through the Affordable Care Act beginning next year.

Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 13th

There are now four Democrats running for Congress in suburban Kansas City, hoping to unseat Republican Congressman Kevin Yoder in the state's 3rd Congressional District.

Harvest Public Media is a consortium of public media organizations reporting on agriculture and other issues affecting the rural Midwest.
Harvest Public Media Tuesday, June 13th

Farms can be pretty high-tech operations these days. And all that technology has led to fewer farmers in the field, with implications across the Midwest. Harvest Public Media reports.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press.
Staff and Wire ... Tuesday, June 13th

An Ottawa man has been charged with attempted sex trafficking of a child. Prosecutors say 63-year-old Michael David Mitchell wanted to enslave a mother with children, torture them and use them as sex slaves. 

Senator Jerry Moran speaks to residents at a town hall in Lenexa Monday. (Photo: Frank Morris, KCUR)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 13th

Kansas Senator Jerry Moran says he wants open hearings on the legislation to repeal and replace “Obamacare” but he says he would consider voting for the Republican replacement bill even if no open hearings are held.  

Associated Press Tuesday, June 13th

Flags across Kansas are flying at half-staff in honor of Patsy Terrell, the Hutchinson lawmaker who died last week.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press.
Associated Press Monday, June 12th

The Kansas Legislature finished its work for the year and adjourned its annual session late Saturday afternoon shortly after passing a bill including budgets for the next two fiscal years. 

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, June 12th

Lawmakers ended what was a difficult session.

Harvest Public Media is a reporting project specializing in agricultural and rural issues throughout the Midwest.
Harvest Public Media Monday, June 12th

Farmers in Kansas and throughout the Midwest depend on inland waterways to ship their products. But some experts say the system is showing its age and the crumbling infrastructure could have a negative impact on the agricultural economy.


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