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Associated Press Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

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

KU sports broadcasters Max Falkenstien (left) with Bob Davis. (Photo from Kansas Athletics)
Greg Echlin Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Max Falkenstien spent decades broadcasting sports for the University of Kansas. Family, friends and colleagues will gather this weekend to share stories and recall memories of the late KU broadcaster. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 pm Saturday at the Lied Center. KPR's Greg Echlin offers his own remembrance in this report.

Associated Press Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

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Associated Press Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

The ruling applies only to Colorado and five other states in the 10th Circuit: Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming...but attorneys say that the U.S. Supreme Court would likely be willing to hear the case if Colorado's current secretary of state decides to appeal the decision.   

Associated Press Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

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Dennis Ritchey, right, and Kip Elliot, an attorney who helped Ritchey find his way out of a mental health nursing home. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, August 19th, 2019

A report argues Kansas is effectively "warehousing" people in mental health facilities.

(Photo by J. Schafer)
Associated Press Monday, August 19th, 2019

It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack dental coverage. Efforts to remedy the problem have produced varying degrees of success. The biggest obstacle? Dentists.

Associated Press Monday, August 19th, 2019

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

Portion of the Flint Hills Trail (Photo by Rex Buchanan)
Associated Press Monday, August 19th, 2019

Towns along the new Flint Hills Trail park in east central Kansas are working to draw visitors as a way to improve the rural economy.

Associated Press Sunday, August 18th, 2019

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(Photyo by J. Schafer)
Associated Press Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Kansas education officials are concerned that many motorists are ignoring a state law that requires them to stop when approaching a stopped school bus that is loading or unloading children.

Associated Press Saturday, August 17th, 2019

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Tennessee-based private prison company CoreCivic has been subjected to many lawsuits and investigations during its 30-year history.  (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, August 16th, 2019

CoreCivic, one of the nation's largest and oldest private prison companies, will soon house up to 600 Kansas inmates in a facility in Arizona. The Kansas News Service takes a closer look at this Tennessee-based private prison company, which has been the subject of many lawsuits and investigations during its 30-year history.

Reading Roadmap provides literacy programs at 30 school districts around Kansas. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen)
Stephen Koranda Friday, August 16th, 2019

The state says a contractor spent welfare money on excessive travel and salaries.

Associated Press Friday, August 16th, 2019

Many top GOP leaders are urging the former congressman to consider a run for the U.S. Senate. 

Associated Press Friday, August 16th, 2019

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

Associated Press Thursday, August 15th, 2019

A U.S. district court judge says federal prosecutors in Kansas City, Kansas, improperly listened to recorded communications between inmates and their defense attorneys and willfully violated court orders during an independent investigation of the systemic practice. The judge's ruling in the case could upend hundreds of federal convictions and sentences.

Associated Press Thursday, August 15th, 2019

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Entrance to the Leavenworth Detention Center. The prison has been the center of a raging controversy over video and audio-taping of attorney-client meetings. (Photo by Dan Margolies / KCUR Radio)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson ruled that the U.S. Attorney's Office disobeyed her previous orders to preserve documents and recordings as part of an investigation into the recordings.  

Associated Press Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

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