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Kansas News Service Friday, August 11th

Shona Banda ​was arrested two years ago after her 11-year-old son talked about her cannabis use at school.

High Plains Pub... Friday, August 11th

The group wants an investigation into the treatment of a steer at the Tyson Fresh Meats slaughterhouse in Holcomb. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Friday, August 11th

The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, the state's regulatory medical board, is weighing disciplinary action against a doctor who may have violated state law in handling a 13-year-old girl's abortion. 

file photo of golfer Gary Woodland (photo credit: Greg Echlin)
Greg Echlin Thursday, August 10th

Gary Woodland is one a group of golfers one stroke behind Thursday's co-leaders. 

Flickr photo by Sudipto Sarkar
Stephen Koranda Thursday, August 10th

The move affects retailers in unincorporated areas of Shawnee County.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, August 10th

Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle is calling on Governor Sam Brownback to give corrections officers at state prisons an immediate pay increase after she toured the El Dorado Correctional Facility which currently has an annual turnover rate of 46 percent among uniformed officers . 

Online grocery shopping has yet to go mainstream.
Harvest Public Media Thursday, August 10th

 A recent Gallup Survey shows less than 5 percent of Americans currently buy groceries online weekly. 

Candidates are lining up for next year's election for governor. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, August 9th

The large field could create some challenges for the candidates.

Sensory Garden at KU's Audio-Reader (Photo by J. Schafer)
Nick Carswell Wednesday, August 9th

Adaptive technology is helping everyone, even those with disabilities, make music and reveal their creative talent. A concert at Audio-Reader's Sensory Garden tonight (WED) will showcase the new technology.

El Dean Holthus, of Smith Center, leads a tour of the property where Dr. Brewster Higley wrote 'Home on the Range,' including a restored cabin where Higley lived.
KCUR Radio Wednesday, August 9th

Residents of Smith Center have a lot of things for which they can be proud, including a famous cabin.  Inside the cabin is where the words to "Home on the Range" were first written down more than a century ago. 

(photo credit: Delmar Schmidt, Kansas State Historical Society)
Associated Press Wednesday, August 9th

Morris Communications is selling 11 daily newspapers, including the Topeka Capital-Journal, for $120 million. 

(Photo by J. Schafer)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, August 9th

More than a dozen Kansas schools have been selected to try and reinvent themselves to serve as a model for the future of education.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, August 9th

Kansas Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer has confirmed that he will seek a full, four-year term as governor in 2018. He is set to assume the office upon Governor Sam Brownback's departure later this year.

The University of Kansas Hospital (Photo courtesy of KU University Relations)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, August 8th

The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas and Stormont-Vail in Topeka were both selected for U.S. News & World Report's annual list. 

Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer speaking to reporters Tuesday. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, August 8th

Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer enters an already crowded field of GOP candidates running for governor.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Tuesday, August 8th

Kansas Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer has hired a state Republican Party official as a special assistant and named a new press secretary as he prepares to become governor.

Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer (left) has hired the director of the Kansas Republican Party to serve as a special assistant as he prepares to take over for Governor Sam Brownback (right).  (Photo credit AP)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, August 8th

If he decides to run for a full term as governor neat year, Colyer would face stiff competition in an already crowded Republican field that includes Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Four Democrats have also entered the race.

Democrats are targeting the Kansas 3rd Congressional District, now represented by Republican Kevin Yoder. (Photo:Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, August 8th

The 3rd District includes much of the Kansas side of the KC metro area including Johnson County, Wyandotte County and part of Miami County. Hillary Clinton won the district by a slim margin in the 2016 election.

Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer.
Stephen Koranda Monday, August 7th

Selzer is joining an already crowded field of candidates.

Here's what's happening.
Associated Press Monday, August 7th

Take a look at the latest Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press, as prepared for you by KPR news staffers.

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