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Senators confer during the meeting Tuesday. From left to right are Republican Rick Billinger, Republican Carolyn McGinn and Democrat Laura Kelly. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, March 14th

The plan would rely on internal borrowing and other accounting moves to close a budget gap.

Photo from the Reno County Fire District #6
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, March 14th

The bill would exempt replacement fence parts from sales tax.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Tuesday, March 14th

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Kansas Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins addresses a town hall meeting in Lawrence. (Photo: Jim McLean)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, March 14th

A Congressional Budget Office report predicts there would be 14 million more uninsured Americans by next year if the Republican replacement bill passes.

Kansas Senator Steve Fitzgerald of Leavenworth is standing by his comparing Planned Parenthood with a Nazi concentration camp.
Kansas News Service Tuesday, March 14th

Fitzgerald, a strong abortion opponent, sent a letter to Planned Parenthood Great Plains office after learning a donation had been made in his name.

Governor Brownback’s office says the state’s economy is “strong and growing" and cites a 2015 report showing a gain of 8,300 jobs.
Kansas News Service Tuesday, March 14th

Kansas had the seventh worst performance among all states in terms of job growth.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, March 13th

The bill would make amendments to the juvenile justice policies put in place last year.

Moussa Elbayoumy speaking at the Statehouse Monday. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, March 13th

More than 100 people rallied for Muslim Advocacy Day.

Fast Break, a new documentary about basketball coaching legend John McLendon airs on public TV stations this month. The film was directed by KU Professor Kevin Willmott.
J. Schafer Monday, March 13th

African-American basketball coach John McLendon invented the fast break. He also helped integrate the sport. A new documentary reveals why this remarkable KU graduate was inducted not once, but twice, into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Doc's Friends is ready for flight. Photo from
Associated Press Monday, March 13th

A World War II-era airplane, originally built in Wichita, has been restored and is now able to tour the country.


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