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El Dorado state prison (Photo from Kansas Department of Corrections)
Kansas News Service Monday, August 7th

Are state prisons in Kansas facing a safety crisis?  Some lawmakers things so.  And they say immediate action is necessary to fix the problem.

Associated Press Saturday, August 5th

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

Kansas News Service Friday, August 4th

The head of the KU Cancer Center says it typically takes 10 or 15 years to attain "comprehensive" status.   

JBS USA is selling its cattle feeding operations in the U.S., which have a capacity of nearly 1 million head of cattle. (Photo: Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Friday, August 4th

Brazil-based meatpacking giant JBS has been embroiled in scandal for much of 2017.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Friday, August 4th

The state of K​ansas has unveiled a new driver's license design meant to comply with the "Real ID" federal identification requirements for airport security purposes.  

Jim McLean Thursday, August 3rd

Kansas Department of Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood briefed lawmakers on staffing shortages at the state’s prisons.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (file photo) (photo credit: Stephen Koranda)
Kansas News Service Thursday, August 3rd

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Kobach on behalf of voters who registered at the Department of Motor Vehicles. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, August 3rd

A federal appeals court ruling will force Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to answer questions under oath today (THUR) about plans to change U.S. election law.

A barge sits in Missouri on the Mississippi River before it heads downstream to the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Thursday, August 3rd

Scientists say the washing of chemicals from farm fields in Kansas and throughout the Midwest watershed is flowing into the Mississippi River and down to the Gulf of Mexico.

Kansas News Service Wednesday, August 2nd

Mark Dodd is executive director of the Kansas State Gaming Agency and the Kansas Native American Affairs Office.  

(photo credit: Kansas Department of Corrections)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, August 2nd

The staffing shortages are being blamed for several recent violent incidents at the El Dorado Correctional Facility. 

University of Kansas Hospital (Phot credit: KU University Relations)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, August 2nd

Wendy Ann Noon Berner alleges that the University of Kansas Hospital and the now-former chair of its pathology department misdiagnosed her illness. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, August 2nd

The state of Kansas collected $7.6 million more in taxes than anticipated in July during the first month under an income tax increase approved by lawmakers during this year's legislative session.

Associated Press Tuesday, August 1st

July was the first month to show the results of an income tax increase approved this year by state legislators.

Here's what's going on.
Associated Press Tuesday, August 1st

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

the El Dorado Correctional Facility (photo credit: Kansas Department of Corrections)
Kansas News Service Monday, July 31st

Topeka Democrat Laura Kelly wants legislative auditors to find out what happened in incidents that occurred at the facility in May, June and July.  

Here's what's happening.
Associated Press Monday, July 31st

Here's a handy summary of the day's Kansas headlines, as compiled for you by KPR news staffers.

Jason Kander speaking at a recent stop in Lawrence. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, July 31st

Two of the loudest voices in the debate over voting rules come from the two states.

Associated Press Saturday, July 29th

Here's a summary of Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press.

Kansas News Service Friday, July 28th

The judge ruled that the dismissal of a class-action lawsuit did not preclude the student from filing her own individual suit against the University of Kansas. 

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