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Stories from Kansas Public Radio

Governor Laura Kelly decided to compromise rather than veto the bill, hoping that might in turn prompt a compromise on one of her priorities: Medicaid expansion. 

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

They're the state’s first-ever computer science teaching standards.

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

100 Parks 5000 Ideas

On this edition of Conversations, Joe Yogerst talks about his latest book with National Geographic, 100 Parks 5000 Ideas. Yogerst has been an editor, writer, and photographer for three decades. His writing has appeared in many publications including National Geographic Traveler, Condé Nast Traveler, CNN Travel, the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and 33 National Geographic books.


 Tim Franklin farms in Goodland, in northwest Kansas, but drove to Topeka earlier this year for a hearing on the Kansas Farm Bureau's insurance plans. (Photo by Jim McLean / Kansas News Service)

Farmers and ranchers throughout the Midwest say the cost of health insurance is a major stressor.  So, Farm Bureau chapters in Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska are responding by jumping into the health insurance marketplace. In this report, Jim McLean explains why such plans are controversial.  

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

Kansas State is planning to cut spending on research journal subscriptions by about $650,000. Administrators are encouraging faculty to stop publishing research in expensive journals and instead publish on open access websites.

 Studies find that teenage smoking leads to heavier smoking and more difficulty quitting later in life. (

A Kansas Health Institute study has found a majority of high schools in Wyandotte and Johnson County are within easy walking distance to stores that sell tobacco products.

Menacing storms clouds above Kansas (File photo by J. Schafer)

Eastern Kansas could get hit with heavy rains, hail and high winds as severe storms threaten to invade this (WED) afternoon and tonight (WED).

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