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Statehouse

KPR opened its first full-time Statehouse Bureau in Topeka in January of 1978. Ever since, KPR's Statehouse Bureau, which is often called the KPR-Network, has provided gavel-to-gavel coverage of the legislature, executive and judicial branches of Kansas government and other stories of statewide interest. KPR is the only broadcast outlet in the state that maintains a full-time, year-round bureau at the Capitol.

CoreCivic: The Troubled History of the Company that Will Soon House Kansas Inmates in Arizona

Tennessee-based private prison company CoreCivic has been subjected to many lawsuits and investigations during its 30-year history.  (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin / Kansas News Service)

CoreCivic, one of the nation's largest and oldest private prison companies, will soon house up to 600 Kansas inmates in a facility in Arizona. The Kansas News Service takes a closer look at this Tennessee-based private prison company, which has been the subject of many lawsuits and investigations during its 30-year history.

New Guidelines Drafted Regarding LGBTQ Kids in Kansas Foster Care

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)

The state's child welfare agency has drafted guidelines urging foster parents to allow LGBTQ kids in their care to "express themselves as they see themselves," riling conservatives a little more than a year after the state granted legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that do not place children with LGBTQ parents.
 

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