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Democrats see the district, in suburban Kansas City, as a good prospect for picking up a seat in the U.S. House.
Kansas News Service Thursday, June 22nd

A Democrat held the seat until six years ago and in last year’s presidential election, Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump in the district by a narrow margin .

The Lawrence Public Library and Watkins Museum Celebrate the “Stars of Centron” at Liberty Hall.
Tom Parkinson Thursday, June 22nd

The Lawrence Public Library has teamed up with the Watkins Museum of History for a special program at Liberty Hall to revisit Lawrence’s golden age of educational, industrial, and etiquette films.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, June 21st

Brownback is likely to sign the bill, but he has the power to veto specific items.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, June 21st

The ACLU wants some of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's confidential documents made public...a former Kansas state lawmaker formally declares his intention to seek the GOP nomination for the governor's race...and some Kansas law enforcement agencies are turning to high-tech recruitment methods.  All the details, plus the latest headlines are just a click away.   

Pay for teachers in rural Kansas was $17,000 dollars below the national average.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, June 21st

An analysis by Emporia State Teacher’s College shows teachers moving from rural to urban areas.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Tuesday, June 20th

The Kansas Supreme Court has announced that it plans to hear arguments July 18 on whether the Legislature's new school funding formula complies with the state constitution. The court ruled in March that the state's $4 billion a year in education funding is inadequate under the state constitution. 

Dr. Brian Hunt sits at the computer he uses to interact with patients. (Photo: Bryan Thompson, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 20th

Advocates say telemedicine is an effective way for patients, especially those in remote rural areas, to access health care but getting insurance companies to pay for the service has been a challenge.

An inspection of Osawatomie State Hospital found problems with sanitation, infection control and fire safety. That means the hospital remains will continue to lose about $1 million per month in federal payments.
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 20th

When federal inspectors visited the Osawatomie State Hospital in May, they discovered new problems and that means the state-run psychiatric hospital remains decertified and will not receive federal payments for patient care.

Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 20th

The state's new school funding law will go into effect on July 1 and remain in effect while being reviewed by the court. 

Barnett will make campaign stops Tuesday to announce his campaign. (Photo from the Barnett campaign)
Stephen Koranda Monday, June 19th

Barnett will make multiple campaign stops Tuesday.

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