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File photo of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (photo credit: Stephen Koranda)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 12th

Victor David Garcia Bebek pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor counts of voting unlawfully in 2012 and 2014. 

Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 12th

The preliminary report indicates that design and labelling deficiencies contributed to the release of a huge cloud of chlorine gas in 2016.  

A fast-moving late winter wildfire burned acres of grassland and destroyed miles of fencing at the Kirk Ranch in Clark County, Kansas.  (Photo by Bryan Thompson)
Harvest Public Media Wednesday, April 12th

Ranchers on the Great Plains are trying to get back on their feet after wildfires consumed more than a million acres of grassland in four states.

Father Marvin Reif walked away from a care facility in southwest Kansas more than a week ago and hasn't been seen since.
KCLY Radio Wednesday, April 12th

A Catholic priest with the Dodge City Diocese is still missing after he walked away from a nursing home in nearby Protection more than a week ago. Family members say the 53-year-old man suffers from depression and other mental health issues.

Kansas Treasurer Ron Estes, the Republican candidate, gives his victory speech Tuesday night in Wichita.
KMUW Radio Wednesday, April 12th

Republican State Treasurer Ron Estes has been elected to represent south-central Kansas in Congress. Estes won a special election on Tuesday. He will fill the seat left vacant by former Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo, who resigned to become director of the CIA.

Here's what we know so far.
Staff and Wire ... Wednesday, April 12th

Here's a handy summary of the day's news from the Associated Press and others, compiled by the KPR news staff, just for you.

This dry river bed is near the Cimarron Crossing of the Arkansas River in southwest Kansas.  (Photo by Max McCoy, Emporia, Kansas)
Rex Buchanan Tuesday, April 11th

Eastern Kansas has been blessed with abundant rainfall this spring. But out west, it's a different story. Commentator Rex Buchanan says in some parts of western Kansas, the rivers are running dry.

A special election is underway in south-central Kansas to fill the 4th District Congressional seat left open after Mike Pompeo became director of the CIA.
KMUW Radio Tuesday, April 11th

Voters in Wichita and other parts of south-central Kansas are picking a new person to represent them in Congress.  

Here's what we know so far.
Associated Press Tuesday, April 11th

Here's what's happening across Kansas, according to the Associated Press.

The Royals lost their home opener to the Oakland A's Monday.  This photo, by Greg Echlin, is from opening day in 2016.
Greg Echlin Tuesday, April 11th

The Oakland A's spoiled the Kansas City Royals' home opener on Monday.

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