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Area news headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Friday, January 19th

Here's a summary of area news headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by the KPR News Department.

Governor Sam Brownback speaking in 2017 as Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer looks on. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, January 18th

Brownback is again waiting for a confirmation vote in the full U.S. Senate.

Kansas News Service Thursday, January 18th

Westar Energy and KCP&L have pledged to give 100 percent of their savings from corporate tax cuts back to customers. The Kansas Corporation Commission will be keeping an eye on whether that ends up happening. 

Kansas News Service Thursday, January 18th

The move averts a showdown...at least temporarily...between the federal public defender and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Kansas.

Kansas News Service Thursday, January 18th

The Crosscheck program has had security problems, and some states want fixes made before they submit any more records.

The prison in Lansing. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, January 18th

This is the second time this month a decision on the proposal was delayed.

A former legislative staffer described the harassment in Topeka as rampant and cited interns mixing with lawmakers at after-hours events as a particular problem.
Kansas News Service Thursday, January 18th

The session was not mandatory but attendance was encouraged by legislative leaders determined to do something in response to a recent wave of sexual harassment allegations in the Legislature.

Area news headlines from the Associated Press.
Associated Press Thursday, January 18th

Find out what's happening with this handy summary of Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR staffers.

College degree and certificate obtainment has been flat in Kansas for the past four years and the Board of Regents wants to boost that number significantly by 2020.
Kansas News Service Thursday, January 18th

A recent study found that Kansas is going to need many more workers with post-high school degrees to avoid worker shortages within the next few years.

Kansas News Service Wednesday, January 17th

Gavin Wright, Patrick Stein, and Curtis Allen will be tried for allegedly planning to bomb a Somali mosque and apartment complex in Garden City.

House Speaker Paul Ryan presenting the award to Bob Dole.
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, January 17th

The medal is the highest civilian honor Congress can bestow. 

The prison in Lansing. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, January 17th

Legislative leaders could decide the fate of the prison plan Thursday.

KDHE employee Kevin Moon, right, helps a Haysville resident locate his house on a map during a public meeting in December. (Photo Credit: Brian Grimmett, KMUW Radio)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, January 17th

Environmental officials are chasing after plumes of waste from defunct dry cleaners all over Kansas. The solvents used in dry cleaning  are very toxic and these chemicals have leaked out of drain pipes at dozens of sites around the state.

Oklahoma could have pulled into a tie for first with KU if they won Tuesday night, but Kansas State surprised them with an exceptionally strong performance.
Greg Echlin Wednesday, January 17th

Kansas State Coach Bruce Weber says he was pleased to see his team shake off the loss earlier this week to KU in Lawrence.

Here's a look at area news headlines.
Associated Press Wednesday, January 17th

Check out the latest Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Kansas News Service Tuesday, January 16th

The Brownback administration is seeking federal approval for a new version of KanCare that would cap the benefits of some non-disabled recipients and require them to work. 

Wheat field in Logan County, Kansas (File photo from J. Schafer)
KMUW Radio Tuesday, January 16th

Most of Kansas is too dry and many places are in desperate need of moisture.

KMUW Radio Tuesday, January 16th

The governor wants more school counselors in Kansas, but getting them is a tall order.

(Photo from Westar)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, January 16th

If the merger is approved, Westar and Great Plains Energy would combine to create a utility company that serves more than 1.5 million customers in Kansas and Missouri.

Kansas News Service Tuesday, January 16th

Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer is asking the Kansas Legislature for more money to help high school students earn college credit.

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