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Hospitals sued unsuccessfully to block the price transparency rule in court. The rule took effect in January, but experts say hospitals may prefer risking fines to complying.
 

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The White House mailed a letter explaining the advance child tax credit to families who would receive it, but it's only in English and Spanish. (Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)

Billions of dollars in advance child tax credits are being distributed to families nationwide. But a lack of communication about the program in Somali and Congolese languages is hindering the rollout among refugees in southwest Kansas.

 

Kim Welch, a Wichita preschool teacher, leads a class during a half-day summer program at Cessna Elementary School. (Photo by Suzanne Perez, KMUW)

Most school districts have either said masks won't be required when the fall semester begins, or haven't decided. That conflicts with some expert advice.
 

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On this edition of Conversations, Michelle Miller-Adams talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Path to Free College: In Pursuit of Access, Equity, and Prosperity.” Miller-Adams is a researcher and professor of political science, the author of two previous books, and a consultant for states and cities about the Promise College Movement.

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On this edition of Conversations, Pam Jenoff talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest work of historical fiction, “The Woman with the Blue Star.” Jenoff is the author of several books of historical fiction, including the bestsellers “The Orphan’s Tale” and “The Lost Girls of Paris.” She is an authority on World War II history and the Holocaust.

This summary of area news headlines has been curated by KPR news staffers. Our daily headlines are generally posted by 10 am weekdays and by 1 pm on weekends and updated throughout the day. This ad-free news summary is made possible by KPR members. Become one today!

On this edition of Conversations, Jennifer Weiner talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest novel, "That Summer." Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seventeen books, including “Big Summer,” “Mrs. Everything,” and the children’s book “The Littlest Bigfoot.” In total, she has over 15 million books in print, published in 39 countries.

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