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Welcome to Kansas sign (Photo by J. Schafer)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, October 11th

Some candidates for Kansas governor say state government has become increasingly dysfunctional. They point to revenue shortfalls, prison riots, cancelled highway projects and long-simmering disputes over school funding and the state’s privatized foster care system as proof that Kansas needs new leadership.

Kansas News Service Wednesday, October 11th

The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) has lost track of more than 70 foster children in its care. While the agency tries to do damage control, some lawmakers say they've lost confidence in the agency and its secretary, Phyllis Gilmore.

Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer. (File photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, October 11th

Communities have a week left to make a pitch to Amazon for the company's second headquarters.

 Lou Nelms, a retired biologist, stands next to an oak tree in Atlanta, Illinois, that may have been damaged by herbicide drift.  (Photo by Darrell Hoemann / The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting)
Harvest Public Media Wednesday, October 11th

At least three states — Iowa, Illinois and Tennessee — are reporting possible dicamba damage on oak trees. Iowa’s Department of Natural Resources says it’s received upwards of 1,000 complaints about pesticide damage to oaks.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, October 11th

Kansas lawmakers are expressing outrage after learning that more than 70 children are missing from the state's foster care system.

Ed O'Malley speaks to the Emporia Rotart Club in February 2017. (Photo from Emporia Rotary Club)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, October 10th

A former Republican state lawmaker is running for Kansas governor.  Ed O'Malley is president and CEO of the Kansas Leadership Center, a non-profit organization based in Wichita.

Harvest Public Media is a consortium of public radio and TV stations reporting on agriculture and other issues affecting the rural Midwest.
Harvest Public Media Tuesday, October 10th

Food industry groups are teaming up to influence public opinion about the genetic engineering of food.

Governor Brownback signs the pardon. (Photo from the governor's office)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, October 10th

The pardon was the first in Brownback's term.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press.
Associated Press Tuesday, October 10th

More than 70 foster children are missing in Kansas.  More on that story and other news headlines can be found here.  

Greg Orman ran as an independent in 2014, challenging Republican U.S. Senator Pat Roberts. (Photo by KCUR Radio)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, October 10th

The Olathe businessman says he has not made a final decision on whether to enter the Kansas governor’s race.


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