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Stories from Kansas Public Radio

Democratic presidential hopefuls are on stage in South Carolina ahead of that state’s primary. The candidates’ battle follows Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wins in the New Hampshire primary and the Nevada caucuses. Follow NPR’s live fact checks and analysis of their remarks.

Now you can listen to the KPR newscast on your Alexa-enabled devices! Finally, an easy and convenient way to get local news for Northeastern Kansas right alongside your other flash briefing programs, such as national news from NPR, weather, and sports updates.

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


JAG-K Day at the Kansas Statehouse, February 2020.  JAG-K students pose for a photo with Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, a supporter of JAG-K.  JAG or, "Jobs for America's Graduates," is a national program designed to help students suceed in life.  The Kansas Chapter is called JAG-K. (Photo from JAG-K)

For the first 11 years of her life, Kira endured the worst kind of abuse. When the abuse finally stopped, she suffered from depression and even considered suicide. Today, Kira is 17 and a successful Kansas high school student. Hear how a program called JAG-K turned her life around. KPR's J. Schafer reports.

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

Reporters for KPR and the Kansas News Service discuss the week in the Kansas Legislature.

Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle is urging senators to block a bipartisan Medicaid expansion plan drafted by Republican Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning and Democratic Governor Laura Kelly. 

On this edition of Conversations, Piet Knetsch talks with host Dan Skinner about the Theatre Lawrence production of "Yours, Anne." Knetsch directs the performance which opens on February 28th and runs through March 8th. He also provides information about special events and a lobby exhibit related to the production.

Headshots of Dr. Mary Stuckey, Dr. David Zarefsky, and Dr. Robert Rowland, provided by Dole Institute of Politics

What makes a presidential speech great? Join us for a look at the five best presidential speeches of all time, from the Dole Institute's Presidential Lecture Series.

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

Emily Brown was questioned about her natural hair at the non-profit organization where she is founder and CEO. (Photo courtesy of Emily Brown)

The bill primarily addresses discrimination in schools and the workplace against African Americans hairstyles .

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