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A project to migrate Kansas driver records from an aged mainframe to a new system is set to launch Jan. 2, although auditors continue to have concerns about its quality. (Photo Credit: Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, December 26th

Kansas state officials are worried about the progress of a major state information technology project involving the records of nearly 2 million drivers. The program launch is six years behind schedule.

The Kansas State Wildcats face UCLA in the Cactus Bowl tonight (TUE) in Phoenix. (Photo Credit:
Greg Echlin Tuesday, December 26th

Kansas State's 78-year-old football coach, Bill Snyder, says he hasn't decided whether he wants to retire or return as coach for a 27th season.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Monday, December 25th

The Kansas City area has been selected to participate in a program to allow federal anti-crime experts to work with local police on developing and implementing strategies to reduce violent crime. 

Ellsworth Hall, dormitory at the University of Kansas (Photo from KU)
Kansas News Service Monday, December 25th

Four of the six Kansas Regent universities will charge several hundred dollars more for a dorm room than the average monthly rent for a small apartment near campus.  For example, Wichita State students could pay about $1,600 more per year to live in a residence hall than in a nearby off-campus apartment.   

Harvest Public Media is a reporting collaboration focused on agricultural and rural issues throughout the Midwest.
Harvest Public Media Monday, December 25th

Several states are setting stricter standards to reduce damage to soybean fields caused by the weed killer dicamba drifting from neighboring farms.  

Kaye McIntyre Sunday, December 24th

December 24, 2017: 2017 marked the 150th anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the beloved Little House on the Prairie series.  We share Marta McDowell and Wendy McClure's adventures in Laura's world, and hear some holiday excerpts from the Little House books.

Associated Press Saturday, December 23rd

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

Kansas News Service Friday, December 22nd

Governor Sam Brownback was not among dozens of nominees approved by the U.S. Senate this week. What's more, his name wasn't on a list of nominees to be held over to the 2018 session of Congress.  

Kansas News Service Friday, December 22nd

The Shawnee Mission, Wichita and Topeka school boards are just a few of those in Kansas imposing certain limits on what people can say in public comment periods.  

2017 Status of State Medicaid Expansion Decisions (map via Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation at
Kansas News Service Friday, December 22nd

David Jordan of the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas is preparing to take the top job at a Hutchinson-based health foundation.


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