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When Kaye McIntyre's not hosting The KPR Prize Wheel is ready for a spin or many at Thursday’s 3rd Annual Ice Cream Social, 5-7 p.m. Come on down to the Union Pacific Depot in Lawrence for your chance at a wide array of KPR schwag. More info at link in profile. #fortheloveofkpr #kprhasthescoop #mykpr Are you as excited about free ice cream as Oswald?! June 20, 5-7 p.m. at Union Pacific Depot, we will be giving away our new KPR mug, Hy-Vee ice cream and @alchemycoffeeks iced coffee. See you there!

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KPR is giving away free Hy-Vee ice cream and Alchemy iced coffee to show appreciation for our listeners! KPR staff and on-air hosts will be scooping up ice cream at the Union Pacific Depot (202 N. 2nd St.) on June 20, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Check out these headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

The Kansas Board of Regents voted Wednesday to zero-out tuition increases for in-state undergrads. Vice Chair Shane Bangerter (left) and Chair Dennis Mullin pored over documents before the meeting. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Regents voted to keep tuition flat for in-state undergraduates.

Baseball and glove (Photo by J. Schafer)

Commentator William Jennings Bryan Oleander visits the baseball museum in Near Here, Kansas, and ruminates on the sport that many still consider America's pastime.

Quinton Lucas, 34, will be the next mayor of Kansas City.  (Photo by Luke X. Martin / KCUR)

A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City will become the city's 55th mayor.

Backyard Guide to the Night Sky

On this edition of Conversations, Andrew Fazekas talks about National Geographic's Backyard Guide to the Night Sky. Fazekas, known as the Night Sky Guy, is a science writer, speaker and broadcaster who shares his passion for the wonders of the universe through all media. He writes the online column StarStruck for National Geographic and is...

"Naked Lunch" by William S. Burroughs and "Life in Prison" by Stanley Williams are just two of the books on a list of banned publications in Kansas prisons. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin)

Over the past 15 years, the Kansas Department of Corrections banned more than 7,000 books and magazines from its prisons across the state.

Projections indicate that spending will outpace revenue under the budget covering the fiscal year that begins in July, and that future budget shortfalls are inevitable unless lawmakers raise taxes or pull back on spending

Kansas Statehouse rotunda (Photo from KPR archives)

If you haven't visited in a long while, you should consider touring the Kansas Statehouse. Tours are free and the Capital building is less busy now that lawmakers have adjourned for the year. Touring the Kansas Statehouse should be on every Kansan's summertime bucket list! When it comes to seeing beautiful architecture and learning about the state's rich history, you can't beat the beauty or the price of touring the Kansas Statehouse. Enjoy!

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

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