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Samples undergo coronavirus testing at a lab that usually turns results within 24 hours. Nine months into the pandemic, dozens of Kansas nursing homes are still struggling with access to fast testing. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)

Nursing home workers still struggle to get tests and equipment to protect residents.

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

In Kansas, many attorneys appointed to defend children in court are poorly paid and don't have specialized training. (Photo by Chris Neal, Kansas News Service)

A report says Kansas doesn't have a good system for defending kids charged with crimes.

On this edition of Conversations, Darin Strauss talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Queen of Tuesday: A Lucille Ball Story.” Strauss is the internationally bestselling author of the novels “Chang and Eng,” “The Real McCoy,” “More Than it Hurts You,” and the memoir “Half a Life." He is also a screenwriter and has a production deal with Sony Pictures Television.

President-elect Joe Biden is introducing key members of his incoming economic team. The nominees and appointees include former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, and others who worked in earlier Democratic administrations.

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

Dr. Jennifer McKenney, Wilson County health officer, in her office at the Fredonia Regional Medical Center. (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)

The COVID-19 pandemic and the politics that surround it have triggered an exodus of local public health workers in Kansas. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says that in the nine months since the state’s first documented coronavirus infection, 27 county health officials have left their posts. Some retired but others resigned or were fired.

On this edition of Conversations, Ric Averill talks with host Dan Skinner about the Theatre Lawrence presentation of the musical, “The 1940s Radio Hour.” Ric Averill is directing and performing in the musical. The performance will be available as a video stream December 10 through the 13. 

Judge Standridge speaks Monday while Gov. Kelly looks on. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The governor picked an appeals court judge with a wide variety of experience for the Supreme Court.

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