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 Driven by 30 MPH winds, a prairie fire jumps a road in Comanche County, near the Kiowa County line, on March 7, 2017.  (Photo by Bo Rader, The Wichita Eagle)
Staff and Wire ... Friday, March 10th

The biggest outbreak of wildfires in Kansas history is now coming under control.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Friday, March 10th

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

Tom Bell, president of the Kansas Hospital Association, has testified before Kansas legislators on the benefits of Medicaid expansion.
Kansas News Service Friday, March 10th

The GOP health care plan would keep the Medicaid expansion option open in Kansas until 2020.  

Jayhawks lose, Wildcats win in pair of upsets at Big 12
Greg Echlin Friday, March 10th

K-State clinched a spot in the Big 12 semifinals and a possible spot in the NCAA Tournament.  

KMUW Radio Thursday, March 9th

As the wildfires are gradually becoming contained, officials can begin the process of making damage estimates. 

The Kansas House chamber at the Statehouse
Jim McLean Thursday, March 9th

Legislators are considering their negotiation options if Governor Sam Brownback leaves office. 

Andy Marso Thursday, March 9th

The debate over allowing concealed carry on college campuses continues.

Grass fire in Reno County. (Photo from Reno County Fire District #6 via KMUW Radio)
KPR Staff Thursday, March 9th

Kansas cattle producers affected by the wildfires are facing some particular infrastructure challenges as they try to get their operations back up and runnin. 

Governor Sam Brownback speaks at the Statehouse while Lt. Jeff Governor Colyer looks on. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, March 9th

KPR reported Wednesday that Brownback may be in line for an ambassador job based in Italy.

Congressman Roger Marshall talks with a constituent at the opening of his district office.
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 9th

Republicans are trying to reassure constituents that the “high risk pools” in their health care plan are better than “guaranteed issue” provision in Obamacare.


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