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Bryan Thompson Tuesday, January 18th

The U-S Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the State of Kansas more than three-million dollars to protect children and families from lead-based paint and other hazards in the home. Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports the money will go to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Bureau of Environmental Health.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, January 18th

Thousands of autoworkers in Kansas City are breathing a sigh of relief today (WED) after an announcement from Ford Motor Company that it will invest $400 million dollars in its Claycomo (clay-KOE-moe) assembly plant. More from KPR's J. Schafer.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, January 18th

Ford Mortor Company says it's investing $400 million dollars in its existing assembly plant in Kansas City. Ford's Vice President of Manufacturing, Jim Tetreault (TAY-troh), says the Claycomo (clay-KOE-moe) plant is being upgraded so it can produce a new vehicle. Tetreault (TAY-troh) wouldn't discuss details of the new vehicle coming to the Kansas City plant. Currently, the facility produces the F-series pick-up trucks and the Ford Escape, but production for the Escape is moving to a plant in Louisville, Kentucky.

Stephen Koranda Tuesday, January 18th

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is pushing legislation that would require voters to show a photo ID at the polls and prove their citizenship when they first register to vote. KPR’s Stephen Koranda has more on the sweeping voter legislation.

Stephen Koranda Tuesday, January 18th

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach today (TUE) unveiled a bill that would require voters to show a photo ID at the polls and prove their citizenship when registering to vote. Kobach, a Republican, says more than 30 lawmakers have signed on to co-sponsor the legislation.Opponents of more voting regulations say voter fraud is not a significant problem and adding more rules will make it harder for Kansans to register and vote. Kobach is also pushing for increasing penalties for some voting crimes the giving the secretary of state's office more power to prosecute voter fraud.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, January 18th

Knology, Incorporated -- a Georgia-based cable TV company -- held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Lawrence today (TUE) to celebrate its entry into the local media marketplace. Knology acquired Lawrence-based Sunflower Broadband last October. Knology CEO Rodger Johnson says other than the name change, customers won't see many changes. Knology paid about $165 million to acquire Sunflower Broadband. The sale included Sunflower's cable and phone service as well as Channel Six News and Free State production facilities.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, January 18th

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Stephen Koranda Monday, January 17th

The Kansas Neurological Institute serves some 150 profoundly disabled adults. If the Kansas Legislature approves, the facility would be closed gradually. The entire process could take as long as three years, according to Bill Miskell (MISS-kl), who's with the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. Miskell says the facility's closure would occur as all the people it serves are transitioned into equal or better care offered by other organizations. If the closure takes place, some private groups may be called upon to step in with services. Miskell says the incoming...

KPR Web Operations Monday, January 17th

The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services has begun accepting applications for its Low Income Energy Assistance Program, or LIEAP (LEEP). The program helps low income people with their winter heating bills. It particularly targets persons with disabilities, the elderly and families with children. Michelle Ponce (PAWN-say) is a spokesperson for S-R-S. Anyone already receiving any kind of help from S-R-S should be receiving an application for the LIEAP (LEEP) program in the mail. Others who think they might qualify should contact an SRS office.

KPR Web Operations Monday, January 17th

The cold weather has many people and families in Kansas looking for help with their heating bills through a program called the Low Income Energy Assistance Program, or LIEAP (LEEP). Michelle Ponce (PAWN-say) is a spokesperson for the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. SRS began accepting applications for LIEAP last week. Anyone already receiving SRS benefits should automatically receive and application packet in the mail. Anyone else that might qualify for the program should contact the nearest SRS office. The program is geared toward helping persons with disabilities, the...

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