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The Kansas Board of Regents voted Wednesday to zero-out tuition increases for in-state undergrads. Vice Chair Shane Bangerter (left) and Chair Dennis Mullin pored over documents before the meeting. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Regents voted to keep tuition flat for in-state undergraduates.

Baseball and glove (Photo by J. Schafer)
Tom Averill Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Commentator William Jennings Bryan Oleander visits the baseball museum in Near Here, Kansas, and ruminates on the sport that many still consider America's pastime.

Associated Press Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Check out these headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Quinton Lucas, 34, will be the next mayor of Kansas City.  (Photo by Luke X. Martin / KCUR)
Associated Press Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City will become the city's 55th mayor.

"Naked Lunch" by William S. Burroughs and "Life in Prison" by Stanley Williams are just two of the books on a list of banned publications in Kansas prisons. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Over the past 15 years, the Kansas Department of Corrections banned more than 7,000 books and magazines from its prisons across the state.

Associated Press Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Projections indicate that spending will outpace revenue under the budget covering the fiscal year that begins in July, and that future budget shortfalls are inevitable unless lawmakers raise taxes or pull back on spending

Kansas Statehouse rotunda (Photo from KPR archives)
KPR Staff Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

If you haven't visited in a long while, you should consider touring the Kansas Statehouse. Tours are free and the Capital building is less busy now that lawmakers have adjourned for the year. Touring the Kansas Statehouse should be on every Kansan's summertime bucket list! When it comes to seeing beautiful architecture and learning about the state's rich history, you can't beat the beauty or the price of touring the Kansas Statehouse. Enjoy!

Associated Press Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Associated Press Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Kansas City voters are picking a new mayor and city council members today (TUE). The mayoral race pits two council members against one another: Quinton Lucas, a 34-year-old black man, and Jolie Justus, a 48-year-old gay woman. Both are attorneys with similar voting records during their first terms on the city council. Although the election is officially nonpartisan, both candidates are Democrats.

X-Ray from University of Kansas Hospital, via AP
Associated Press Monday, June 17th, 2019

A 15 year old from Redfield, Kansas, is lucky to be alive after doctors at the University of Kansas successfully removed a knife embedded in his face and skull.

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