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Kaye McIntyre Friday, February 24th

As the relationship between the U.S. and Russia comes under increased scrutiny, a Lawrence museum is spotlighting a time when Kansans reached out to the Soviet Union to try to end the Cold War. "Breaking the Ice: Lawrence, the Soviet Union, and Peace" opens at the Watkins Museum of History today (FRI).

 Washburn Coach Bob Chipman ranks sixth all-time in NCAA Division II history with 806 career wins. (Photo: Washburn University Athletics)
Greg Echlin Friday, February 24th

After Saturday, the basketball court in Washburn University’s Lee Arena will be known as Bob Chipman Court. The renaming of the hardwood is to honor head men’s basketball coach Bob Chipman, who - after 38 years - is retiring at the end of this season. 

Harvest Public Media is a reporting project specializing in agricultural and rural issues.
Harvest Public Media Friday, February 24th

The hearing on the 2018 Farm Bill was organized by Kansas Senator Pat Roberts, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.

Senate President Susan Wagle speaking to reporters earlier this month. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, February 23rd

Lawmakers are determining where they go next after the governor vetoed a tax increase this week.

The Kansas House chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, February 23rd

The proposal would expand Medicaid services to include thousands of low-income Kansans.

Correct Care Solutions, a Tennessee-based company, is the sole bidder for a contract to operate Osawatomie State Hospital. (photo credit: Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, February 23rd

Investigations turned up problems at other Correct Care Solutions facilities, including attempted suicides and fire safety violations. 

Dennis Cooley, a Topeka pediatrician, says dealing with three KanCare insurance companies, each with its own set of rules, has created administrative burdens for his staff. (photo credit: Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, February 23rd

Hospitals, doctors and other health care providers have said they're having trouble getting paid on time and getting authorization for certain tests and treatments.

Laura Lorson Thursday, February 23rd

Matthew Stewart argues that the American founding fathers' political philosophy has deeper roots than you might expect. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, February 23rd

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

The Kansas House has given first-round approval to providing Medicaid to more low-income, non-elderly adults.
Kansas News Service Thursday, February 23rd

The proposal would expand coverage to those earning up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, February 22nd

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

Governor Brownback speaking to reporters at the Statehouse Wednesday. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, February 22nd

The tax plan would have rolled back much of the 2012 Kansas tax cut.

A backlog of Medicaid applications worsened at the end of 2015 when an executive order signed by Gov. Sam Brownback went into effect, consolidating all applications within a single KanCare Clearinghouse in Topeka. (photo credit: Kansas News Service)
Andy Marso Wednesday, February 22nd

Thousands of applications for long-term care are hung up in the system, causing problems for both applicants and care providers. 

Harvest Public Media Wednesday, February 22nd

The letter was sent to industry leaders at the National Ethanol Conference. 

Governor Sam Brownback during the 2017 State of the State address (Photo credit: Andy Marso)
Associated Press Tuesday, February 21st

The bipartisan plan had been meant to ​help close projected budget shortfalls totaling nearly $1.1 billion through June 2019.

Kansas News Service Tuesday, February 21st

The measure was attached as an amendment to another bill. 

Kansas News Service Tuesday, February 21st

Senator Pat Roberts wasn't at his Overland Park district office, but members of his staff met with some of the demonstrators.  

Associated Press Tuesday, February 21st

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

Former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer (Photo credit: Hugo Phan, KMUW-Wichita)
KMUW Radio Monday, February 20th

Former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer is running for governor of Kansas. If elected, he'd be the first African-American to hold that job.

Kansas News Service Monday, February 20th

Two KU economists examined the issue of "medical divorce," which happens when married couples divorce in order to qualify for Medicaid benefits.

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