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Kansas News Service Friday, May 5th

State Senator Barbara Bollier says she will work to unseat U.S. Congressman Kevin Yoder because of his support for the American Health Care Act. 

Governor Sam Brownback at the signing ceremony in his office. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Friday, May 5th

The bill stiffens penalties for crimes against law enforcement officers.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo courtesy of the Kansas News Service)
Stephen Koranda Friday, May 5th

Legislative leaders decided not to work through the weekend.

St. Francis hospital in Topeka was on the brink of closing but a new partnership has been formed to take over the facility.
Kansas News Service Friday, May 5th

St. Francis hospital in Topeka was on the brink of closing. Now, the University of Kansas Health System has partnered with Ardent Health Services to take over the struggling hospital. Will other Kansas hospitals soon need a life raft of their own?

Three examples of Native American sports mascots that many indigenous people find offensive. These examples, from left to right, include the NFL's Washington Redskins, Lamar (Colorado) High School Savages and MLB's Cleveland Indians (Chief Wahoo).
Rex Buchanan Friday, May 5th

Many things that were once accepted in American society are no longer tolerated. Take, for example, segregation. Americans, as a whole, have come a long way since the 1960s. But some traditions just won't die. Commentator Rex Buchanan says some institutions keep clinging to the antiquated customs of a bygone era.

Here's a look at everything you could possibly want to know today.
Associated Press Friday, May 5th

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

The Kansas Judicial Center, which houses the Supreme Court. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, May 4th

Attorneys for the Carr brothers said their death sentences should be overturned.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue (Photo by Julie Denesha / Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Thursday, May 4th

The nation's new agriculture secretary says President Trump may be open to creating a way for some undocumented immigrant workers to stay in the U.S. During a recent stop in Kansas City, Secretary Sonny Perdue also talked about climate change.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, May 4th

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

Kansas News Service Wednesday, May 3rd

The bill up for consideration includes $750 million in new money for schools over five years.

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