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Slot machines at the Hollywood Casino in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Lawmakers could take up the issue when they return next week.

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly (file photo: Stephen Koranda/KPR)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is in the process of fulfilling a campaign promise to "rebuild Kansas" after years of state budget cuts.   

  Anti-abortion protesters march around the Kansas Statehouse in 2017. (Photo by Stephen Koranda / Kansas Public Radio)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Kansas could join a handful of states requiring doctors to tell patients that even if they take an abortion-inducing pill, there’s a treatment that could let them change their minds.  The medical establishment disagrees.  In this report from the Kansas News Service, we’ll hear that perspective and from others who think the effects of an abortion pill can be reversed.  

 State education officials say $90 million a year for four years is plenty to get school funding levels where they need to be. (Photo by Dan Skinner)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Several school districts argue that the education department may have made a drafting error and that it will take hundreds of millions of dollars more to adequately fund public schools..

A former Army Lieutenant Colonel brought his niece from South Korea to Kansas after he had legally adopted her when she was 17.
Kansas News Service Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Federal immigration authorities have denied the citizenship application of a South Korean adoptee. Now the Kansas Legislature is considering a bill that would help families in similar situations.

Democratic Representative Jarrod Ousley was one of the lawmakers who pushed for the formation of the child welfare task force. (Photo by Madeline Fox / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, April 15th, 2019

The task force found the state’s privatized foster care system has repeatedly failed to provide safe, stable environments for foster children.

KMUW Radio Monday, April 8th, 2019

A new state policy would allow voters to cast ballots at any polling place on Election Day.   

During the final week of the regular legislative session, Kansas lawmakers came up with a school funding plan and confirmed a new commerce secretary. 
Kansas News Service Monday, April 8th, 2019

On this week’s installment of Statehouse Blend, Jim McLean talks with Kansas’s new Commerce Secretary David Toland about reinvigorating the state's economic development efforts.

Kelly praised lawmakers for arriving at a bipartisan compromise. (File Photo: Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, April 8th, 2019

Governor Kelly says she believes the $360 million boost in funding over the next four years will be enough satisfy the Kansas Supreme Court.

Kansas News Service Friday, April 5th, 2019

The state's Child Welfare System Task Force says lawmakers have made minimal progress on four out of 23 recommendations issued earlier this year.  

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