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KU's Josh Jackson celebrates lead as Purdue's Caleb Swanigan tries to catch up.
Greg Echlin Friday, March 24th

The top-seed Kansas Jayhawks defeated Purdue, 98-to-66, Thursday night in Kansas City.

The Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services says it would cost more than $10 million a year to ​buy metal detectors and hire armed guards.
Kansas News Service Friday, March 24th

A Senate committee is considering a proposal to exempt state hospitals, nursing homes, and mental health facilities from having to allow guns in their buildings.

A Kansas Senate committee on Thursday advanced a Medicaid expansion bill, sending it to the full Senate for a vote next week.  Members of the committee include, from left, Barbara Bollier, Vicki Schmidt and Laura Kelly.  (Photo by Jim McLean)
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 23rd

The Kansas Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee has advanced an expansion bill to the full Senate for a vote that supporters say will take place Monday.

Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is President Trump's pick to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (Photo by Evan Vucci / AP)
Harvest Public Media Thursday, March 23rd

President Trump's pick to lead the U.S. Agriculture Department had his first confirmation hearing today (THUR) in the U.S. Senate.

The Verruckt water slide in Kansas City. (Photo by Laura Spencer, KCUR)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, March 23rd

The bill  sets tighter standards for insurance, ride inspections and reporting injuries.

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

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

Education experts estimate it would take $500 million to $800 million to adequately fund the state’s schools.
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 23rd

Kansas House leaders have proposed an additional $75 million a year for public schools. Educators question whether that's enough to satisfy the state Supreme Court.

A vote on the bill in a Kansas Senate committee is expected late today (THUR).
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 23rd

Supporters say efforts in Washington to stop Medicaid expansion will not affect proposals in Kansas.

Harvest Public Media is a consortium of public radio and TV stations reporting on agriculture and other issues affecting the rural Midwest.
Harvest Public Media Wednesday, March 22nd

Senate hearings begin Thursday for Sonny Purdue, President Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Agriculture Department.

Photo from the Reno County Fire District #6
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, March 22nd

The new law exempts replacement fence materials from sales taxes.


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