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Janeth Vasquez goes door to door during her campaign to become Liberal's first Latina city commissioner. (Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, November 29th, 2021

In a pair of predominantly Hispanic southwest Kansas communities, two women try to become the first Latinas voted into local office. Elections earlier this month show both how far Latina candidates have come and how many barriers they still face.  

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Associated Press Sunday, November 28th, 2021

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

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Associated Press Saturday, November 27th, 2021

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

Staff and Wire ... Friday, November 26th, 2021

These area headlines are curated by KPR news staffers, including J. Schafer, Laura Lorson, Kaye McIntyre and Tom Parkinson. Our headlines are generally posted by 10 am weekdays. This news summary is made possible by KPR listener-members. Become one today!  

Staff and Wire ... Thursday, November 25th, 2021

These area headlines are curated by KPR news staffers, including J. Schafer, Laura Lorson, Kaye McIntyre and Tom Parkinson. Our headlines are generally posted by 10 am weekdays. This news summary is made possible by KPR listener-members. Become one today!  

Staff and Wire ... Wednesday, November 24th, 2021

These area headlines are curated by KPR news staffers, including J. Schafer, Laura Lorson, Kaye McIntyre and Tom Parkinson. Our headlines are generally posted by 10 am weekdays. This news summary is made possible by KPR listener-members. Become one today!  

State assessment test scores offer one metric in understanding the potential learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Suzanne Perez, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

Before the pandemic, 28% of students were below grade level in math. After the pandemic, that number shot to about 34%. In language arts, the falling-behind number went from 27% to just over 30%.  

Staff and Wire ... Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

These area headlines are curated by KPR news staffers, including J. Schafer, Laura Lorson, Kaye McIntyre and Tom Parkinson. Our headlines are generally posted by 10 am weekdays. This news summary is made possible by KPR listener-members. Become one today!  

Staff and Wire ... Monday, November 22nd, 2021

These area headlines are curated by KPR news staffers, including J. Schafer, Laura Lorson, Kaye McIntyre and Tom Parkinson. Our headlines are generally posted by 10 am weekdays. This news summary is made possible by KPR listener-members. Become one today!  

Charles Hurburgh, an agricultural engineering professor at Iowa State University, stands at the site of the Kent Corporation Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex. The complex is expected to be completed in Fall 2022. It will make feed for livestock and train students who want to work in the feed and grain industry. (Photo by Katie Peikes, Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Monday, November 22nd, 2021

From Iowa to Oklahoma to Kansas, universities are working more closely with agribusiness in search of ways to pay for projects where tax dollars have become more scarce. Critics worry that agriculture schools might focus more on industry than the public interest.  

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