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Secretary of State Kris Kobach speaking to reporters last year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Staff and Wire ... Thursday, June 8th

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has announced he will seek the Republican nomination for governor.

Abrams tank at Fort Riley, Kansas (Photo by J. Schafer)
J. Schafer Thursday, June 8th

When America needs to fight, it calls the First Infantry Division.  The "Fighting First" -- also known as the Big Red One -- was the first American division sent to fight in World War I, World War II and in Vietnam.  And today (THUR), the "Fighting First" celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, June 8th

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he's running for governor.  And Governor Sam Brownback says the income tax increases legislators enacted over his veto will slow job growth and discourage companies from moving to the state.  These stories and more can be found here, in these AP headlines for Kansas.

Harvest Public Media is a reporting project specializing in agricultural and rural issues throughout the Midwest.
Harvest Public Media Thursday, June 8th

The American livestock rancher's group, R-CALF, is asking the federal government to investigate the company’s practices.  

Kansas News Service Wednesday, June 7th

The new law requires the disclosure of information about physician credentials, hospital privileges, and malpractice insurance. 

Associated Press Wednesday, June 7th

The fire started Tuesday morning at a barn for sows and piglets in north central Kansas. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, June 7th

Kansas legislators voted Tuesday night to overturn Governor Sam Brownback's veto of a plan that reverses many of the income tax reductions he proposed in 2012. The plan is expected to raise $1.2 billion over two years by increasing income tax rates and ending an exemption for 330,000-plus farmers and business owners.

Ear of sweet corn
Associated Press Wednesday, June 7th

Tens of thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta. The first lawsuit trial is now underway in a federal court in Kansas City, Kansas.

Republican House Speaker Ron Ryckman supported the veto override, which swayed some other conservative House members. (File photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, June 7th

The vote means the bill will become law despite a veto from the governor.

Governor Brownback signing the veto message. (Photo from the governor's office)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, June 6th

Lawmakers could try to override the veto as soon as Tuesday evening.

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