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John Richard Schrock Monday, June 19th

A veteran Kansas teacher has a few ideas for solving the Kansas teacher shortage.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Sunday, June 18th

Republican Jim Barnett's running for governor, Sam Brownback vetoed a bill allowing lottery ticket sales from vending machines, and there's been a mistrial in a Topeka road-rage case. Click here for the latest regional headlines from the Associated Press.

Photo by Eric Montgomery, Dole Institute of Politics
Kaye McIntyre Sunday, June 18th

This week on KPR Presents: former U.S. Senator Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum Baker talk about politics and their careers as Kassebaum Baker wins the Dole Leadership Prize.

These are the latest regional headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Saturday, June 17th

Another Republican has thrown his hat into the ring for the 2018 governor's race, 27 Kansas counties will be eligible for federal aid following a damaging late-spring snowstorm, and Senator Jerry Moran sticks up for Kansas farmers as changes are proposed in the nation's policy on Cuba. More on those stories is just a click away.  

Associated Press Friday, June 16th

The federal government revoked Osawatomie State Hospital's certification in December 2015. 

Harvest Public Media is a consortium of public radio and TV broadcasters partnering together to cover agriculture in the Midwest.
Harvest Public Media Friday, June 16th

Supporters of the merger say consolidation will make the companies more innovative, and that will ultimately help farmers. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Friday, June 16th

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed into law a measure to increase the state's funding on public schools and has allowed a bill designed to keep concealed guns out of public hospitals and mental health centers to become law without his signature. 

The new law allows a permanent ban on concealed guns at public hospitals, community mental health centers, and state mental hospitals.
Kansas News Service Friday, June 16th

Governor Brownback chose to allow the bill to become law without his signature.

Some lawmakers say the level of funding in the bill for 2018 is less than it was in 2009 and they say it's not likely to satisfy the state Supreme Court.
KMUW Radio Friday, June 16th

Attorneys for four school districts suing the state say they will challenge the new law because they believe it still falls hundreds of millions of dollars short of adequately funding schools. 

The U.S. Open begins Thursday at Erin Hills, on the outskirts of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Greg Echlin Thursday, June 15th

This year's U.S. Open has at least two connections to Kansas. One Kansan helped design the course and another Kansan is playing in the tournament.


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