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 Hallmark Archives historian Samantha Bradbeer stands next to a display of early gift wrap samples.  (Laura Spencer / KCUR)
KCUR Radio Wednesday, December 20th

The holidays are almost here.  And this time of year, harried gift buying is often followed by harried gift wrapping. Listen to the history of holiday wrapping paper and its connection to Hallmark Cards in Kansas City. 

Kansas News Service Tuesday, December 19th

The state constitution requires Kansas to provide “suitable” funding for schools and has repeatedly lost court cases accusing it of underfunding education.  

Kansas News Service Tuesday, December 19th

Federal officials decertified the Osawatomie State Hospital in January 2016.

Here's what's happening.
Staff and Wire ... Tuesday, December 19th

Check out the latest Kansas news headlines, largely from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Kevin Mahogany, who died December 17, had recently moved home to Kansas City after 14 years in Miami.  (Aleksey Kaznadey /
Associated Press Tuesday, December 19th

The baritone singer was also a jazz educator.  He received a degree in music and drama from Baker University in 1981.

Kansas News Service Tuesday, December 19th

The dynamics are changing for Kansas Democrats in the race for the 3rd district congressional seat, currently held by Republican Congressman Kevin Yoder.

Kansas News Service Monday, December 18th

Some lawmakers working ahead of the 2018 session are considering the possibility of a constitutional amendment on school finance.

Kansas News Service Monday, December 18th

The Kansas Department of Education over the last five years has provided forty-five million dollars more than is legally allowed for transportation.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by Dan Skinner)
Kansas News Service Monday, December 18th

There could be another stand-off between the Kansas Legislature and the state Supreme Court over school funding this spring. Conservatives were not too pleased in 2005 when the court pressed them for millions more for public education.

This Piper Cherokee Warrior II is similar to the plane that crashed in Missouri, killing a couple from Gardner, Kansas.
Associated Press Monday, December 18th

A Kansas couple from Gardner has been killed in a single engine plane crash near Branson.


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