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Health insurance plan information often provides an alphabet soup of terms and abbreviations. (Photo by Brian Grimmett, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, October 28th, 2021

Choosing a health insurance plan is complicated. Rather than stick with the status quo, follow these tips to make a more informed choice.  

Staff and Wire ... Thursday, October 28th, 2021

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Inmates' dorms reached up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the hottest days of summer. (Photo by Blaise Mesa, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

Prisons run by the Kansas Department of Corrections aren't always air-conditioned, and inmates and staff who work inside say the heat can be unbearable.  

Staff and Wire ... Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

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Parents challenging the Shawnee Mission School District's mask mandate have taken their case to the Kansas Supreme Court. (Photo by Suzanne Perez, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

The suit started with a fight over masks in some Johnson County schools, but a controversial law limiting government COVID-19 response is hanging in the balance.  

Staff and Wire ... Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

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Kansas State Senator Gene Suellentrop in Shawnee County District Court for his plea hearing. (Photo by Blaise Mesa, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, October 25th, 2021

Republican state Senator Gene Suellentrop was sentenced for two misdemeanors and avoids a felony conviction for charges of drunk driving, going the wrong way on I-70, and evading police.  

A center pivot device irrigates a corn field in Kansas. (Photo by Chris Neal, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, October 25th, 2021

A new-found link between increasing heat and drought means climate change-related impacts to Kansas crops could be double what was expected.  

Staff and Wire ... Monday, October 25th, 2021

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Associated Press Sunday, October 24th, 2021

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

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Associated Press Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

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

(Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR 89.3)
Kansas News Service Friday, October 22nd, 2021

A think tank that studied hospital insurance claims from across the country found large health plans got a better deal at LMH Health than the national average.  

Staff and Wire ... Friday, October 22nd, 2021

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(Photo by Abigail Censky, KCUR)
Kansas News Service Thursday, October 21st, 2021

For decades, college towns like Lawrence, Manhattan and Emporia lost the political power of their students when it came to state legislative districts. This year, things are different.  

Staff and Wire ... Thursday, October 21st, 2021

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Staff and Wire ... Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

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USGS scientists, releasing harmless red dye to conduct water flow experiments.
J. Schafer Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

This week, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey will inject a harmless, bright red fluorescent dye into the Kansas River this week. The dye-tracing study, which begins near Wamego, will provide researchers with a better understanding of how quickly water flows from one location to another.

(Graphic by Crysta Henthorne, KCUR 89.3)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

Law professors who reviewed the redacted content for the Kansas News Service struggled to understand why the state would consider it legal to black out the information.  

Staff and Wire ... Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

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Staff and Wire ... Monday, October 18th, 2021

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