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Jim McLean Monday, February 20th

The bill would have made around 300,000 low-income Kansans eligible for KanCare. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Monday, February 20th

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

Kansas Informat... Monday, February 20th

 The bill would reinstate income taxes for farms and businesses in Kansas.

Weiqiang Zhang was convicted of giving the prorietary seeds to a Chinese delegation of scientists. (Photo: Kansas State University)
Kansas News Service Monday, February 20th

Ventria Bioscience in Junction City has genetically engineered rice for use in medicine.

Harvest Public Media is a reporting project specializing in agricultural and rural issues.
Harvest Public Media Monday, February 20th

A Pew Research Center study showed undocumented workers make up about 26 percent of the nation’s agricultural workforce.

Governor Sam Brownback at a signing ceremony in his office. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Sunday, February 19th

Governor Brownback has blasted the bill, but hasn't specifically said he'll veto it.

Associated Press Sunday, February 19th

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

Image from U.S. Drought Monitor
Associated Press Sunday, February 19th

Unusually warm and dry February weather is stoking fears of another drought. Kansas temperatures have been more than eight degrees about normal, with more upper 60s and low 70s expected throughout Kansas this week.

Associated Press Saturday, February 18th

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

The Kansas Senate chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Friday, February 17th

The plan would roll back much of the 2012 tax cut.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Associated Press Friday, February 17th

Kansas lawmakers have approved a big income tax increase and have rolled back tax breaks for businesses. The governor has already said he won't sign the bill into law.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Friday, February 17th

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

Senator Tom Holland pitched a bill in the Kansas Senate to raise income taxes and eliminate a business tax exemption.
Stephen Koranda Friday, February 17th

The Senate voted down a bill that bill would raise more than $1 billion over two years by abandoning controversial tax policies promoted by Governor Sam Brownback. 

Arica Shepard Ahlvers led the Emporia State Hornets to the NCAA Regional Championship match in 2009.
Greg Echlin Friday, February 17th

Three-time All-American volleyball player and former ESU Athletic Marketing Director Arica Shepard Ahlvers died on February 9.

J. Schafer Thursday, February 16th

On Wednesday, the University of Kansas held an informational session on the implementation of the "campus carry" law. Unless new legislation is passed to prevent it, all public universities will have to allow concealed weapons on campus this summer. Still, many faculty members and students are voicing their opposition to the law.

The Kansas House during a meeting Thursday. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, February 16th

The bill would increase taxes to help close a budget gap.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, February 16th

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

About 200 people recently rallied at the Statehouse in support of KanCare expansion. (Photo: Jim McLean)
Kansas News Service Thursday, February 16th

The House committee that deals with heath care issues is expected to vote this week on a bill that would expand Medicaid eligibility to more than 300,000 low-income Kansans.

ICE officials have arrested more than 680 individuals across the country in the last week, including 32 in Kansas.
KMUW Radio Thursday, February 16th

Kansas immigration activists say recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests across the Midwest have immigrant communities on edge.

Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter tells a Kansas Senate committee his department lacks the resources to help federal immigration authorities.
Kansas News Service Thursday, February 16th

Secretary of State Kris Kobach wants local police and state troopers to help enforce federal immigration law

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