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Staff and Wire ... Monday, May 11th, 2020

Here are the headlines for the KPR listening area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Associated Press Sunday, May 10th, 2020

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Associated Press Saturday, May 9th, 2020

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

Foster parents say virtual learning has been good for some children who have difficulty learning at school, but harder for others. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, May 8th, 2020

Kansas foster care officials are bracing for an greater-than-usual shortage of foster parents and the unknown consequences of pandemic trauma on children in the system.

Staff and Wire ... Friday, May 8th, 2020

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Staff and Wire ... Thursday, May 7th, 2020

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Staff and Wire ... Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

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Staff and Wire ... Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

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Governor Laura Kelly and K-State President Richard Myers conferred a degree upon retired Kansas farmer Dennis Ruhnke, of Troy, who sent an N95 mask to New York's governor.  Governor Kelly said Tuesday that Ruhnke shows the best in humanity and encapsulates what it means to be a Kansan. (Photo from governor's office.)
J. Schafer Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Governor Laura Kelly and K-State President Richard Myers conferred a degree Tuesday upon retired Kansas farmer Dennis Ruhnke, of Troy, who sent an N95 mask to New York's governor. Governor Kelly said Ruhnke shows the best in humanity and encapsulates what it means to be a Kansan.

Employees at the National Beef plant in Dodge City say they are afraid of being infected with COVID-19. (Photo by Corinne Boyer, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

More than 500 meatpacking plant workers in southwest Kansas have COVID-19 and two workers have died. Cases have been reported at National Beef, Cargill and Tyson processing plants..  

Associated Press Monday, May 4th, 2020

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

A Kansas polling place in November 2018. (Kansas News Service file photo)
Kansas News Service Monday, May 4th, 2020

Keeping polling places safe from the coronavirus, and offering more mail-in voting, will raise costs for Kansas counties this election cycle.

Associated Press Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

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

Associated Press Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press and KPR newsroom.

Staff and Wire ... Friday, May 1st, 2020

Here are the headlines for our listening area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly laying out her coronavirus shutdown phase-out plan on Facebook Live on Thursday night. (Screen capture from the governor's Facebook page)
Kansas News Service Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Gov. Laura Kelly is planning to start reopening some Kansas businesses May 4th.

Staff and Wire ... Thursday, April 30th, 2020

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

J. Schafer Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Kira's story is compelling. It began in a place too dark to imagine. But that's not where it ended. After meeting a mentor in a program called JAG-K, Kira's life began to change - remarkably and for the better. Her story became one of light, hope and resilience. When her inspirational story hit the radio, it touched a lot of listeners. One listener was even moved into taking action... and did something unbelievably good.

Staff and Wire ... Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Here are the headlines for our listening area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Face masks that Derby resident Melissa Dodge uses to protect herself at her grocery store job. Dodge has no health insurance. (Photo by Melissa Dodge)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Health insurance experts say that while the federal CARES Act shields uninsured patients from hospital charges, it won't protect them from bills charged by anesthetists or emergency department staff.

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