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Associated Press Saturday, June 20th, 2020

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

View of the Flint Hills near Cottonwood Falls (Photo by J. Schafer)
Associated Press Friday, June 19th, 2020

A large-scale track expansion is tearing up a scenic stretch of the Kansas Flint Hills, near some of the last remaining tallgrass prairie left in the nation.  The multiyear project by BNSF Railway to build a second main line of track in Kansas got little public attention until construction began this year on a nearly 42-mile stretch of track that the railroad is laying from Ellinor to El Dorado.

Staff and Wire ... Friday, June 19th, 2020

These are the headlines for the KPR listening area, as compiled by highly-trained news staffers.

Staff and Wire ... Thursday, June 18th, 2020

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

House Speaker Ron Ryckman (right) House Majority Leader Dan Hawkins (center) and House Minority Leader Tom Sawyer speaking earlier this month. All three are members of the panel that decides how to spend the federal aid. (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, June 18th, 2020

The first round of coronavirus aid went out this week to help local governments.

A bus on the University of Kansas campus. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, June 18th, 2020

The Kansas Board of Regents approved university tuition increases during a meeting Thursday.

KU students will finish the fall semester before Thanksgiving this year. They’ll start the spring semester later and go straight through without a spring break. (Photo by J. Schafer)
KCUR Radio Thursday, June 18th, 2020

The University of Kansas plans to shorten its fall and spring semesters and will also stagger dates when students can move back to school in August, all efforts designed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus

Staff and Wire ... Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

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

Staff and Wire ... Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

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

 Pauline Sharp shows a map of Kanza land in the 1800s during a visit to Allegawaho Memorial Heritage Park. (Photo by Stephan Bisaha, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, June 15th, 2020

The federal government sold tribal land in Kansas to help fund dozens of universities.

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