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The possible closure of more Kansas hospitals – including St. Francis in Topeka – may help supporters of Medicaid expansion overcome Governor Sam Brownback’s opposition. ​
Kansas News Service Monday, April 17th

Supporters say Medicaid expansion would extend health coverage to an additional 180,000 Kansans.  

Anti-hunger activists questioned whether Congressman Marshall had changed his position on food assistance for the poor.
Kansas News Service Monday, April 17th

Congressman Roger Marshall told constituents at a town hall meeting that he would work to protect federal food programs.

Leaders of the organization say their doors remain open and women's health services are still available for now
Kansas News Service Monday, April 17th

Planned Parenthood says the new law will hamper future attempts to seek restoration of family planning funds in Kansas. 

Associated Press Sunday, April 16th

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

Associated Press Sunday, April 16th

A surprisingly competitive special election has Kansas Democrats hopeful about cracking the GOP lock on the state delegation. Republican Ron Estes beat Democrat James Thompson by seven percentage points in last week's election for the 4th congressional seat. Over the past twenty years, Republicans have won that seat by an average of 27 percentage points.

Kaye McIntyre Sunday, April 16th

April 16, 2017: we celebrate National Poetry Month with outgoing Kansas Poet Laureate Eric McHenry, and learn about the poetry contest in which you don't even need to be a poet to enter.

Associated Press Saturday, April 15th

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

Associated Press Friday, April 14th

State and city officials are concerned that the non-profit Topeka hospital might be closed.

Kansas News Service Friday, April 14th

However, the new measure will affect attempts by Planned Parenthood to seek restoration of its family planning funds in Kansas.

John Richard Schrock Friday, April 14th

Public universities and community colleges are under pressure from the Kansas Board of Regents to graduate more students. Commentator John Richard Schrock says mandates to produce more college graduates is a bad idea.

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