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Staff and Wire ... Sunday, January 16th, 2022

These area headlines are curated by KPR news staffers, including J. Schafer, Laura Lorson, Kaye McIntyre, and Tom Parkinson. Our headlines are generally posted by 10 am weekdays, 11 am weekends. This news summary is made possible by KPR listener-members. Become one today! 

Staff and Wire ... Saturday, January 15th, 2022

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Staff and Wire ... Friday, January 14th, 2022

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Kansas Budget Director Adam Proffitt outlining the governor's spending plan in a meeting with lawmakers. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Kansas News Service Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has unveiled a budget that proposes cutting the food sales tax, freezing tuition and sending $250 payments to Kansas taxpayers.

Staff and Wire ... Thursday, January 13th, 2022

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Staff and Wire ... Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

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Kansas State Capitol (Photo: Kansas News Service)
Jim McLean Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly delivered the annual state of the state speech Tuesday night, laying out her legislative priorities while making a case for her reelection later this year. The governor called on lawmakers to pass a number of proposals including cutting sales taxes on groceries, freezing public university tuition and eliminating partisan squabbling.

The rotunda of the Kansas State Capitol Building in Topeka, Kansas (Photo by Julie Denesha, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

Governor Laura Kelly delivered a State of the State speech Tuesday that called for cutting sales taxes on groceries, freezing public university tuition and eliminating partisan squabbling.

KPR Staff Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

Governor Laura Kelly addressed a joint session of the Kansas House and Senate on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, followed by a response from Republican Ron Ryckman, Speaker of the Kansas House. Click here to listen to both in their entirety. 

Staff and Wire ... Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

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Fake OxyContin pills often contain fentanyl. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration)
Kansas News Service Monday, January 10th, 2022

Drug users who think they're taking one substance sometimes unknowingly take fentanyl that's mixed in to increase potency. Small doses of fentanyl can kill.  

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly delivering her first state-of-the-state speech to a joint session of the Legislature in 2019. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, January 10th, 2022

Kansas Democratic Governor Laura Kelly wants to use billions in surplus cash to cut taxes. But Republican leaders appear reluctant to go along in an election year.  

Staff and Wire ... Monday, January 10th, 2022

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Staff and Wire ... Sunday, January 9th, 2022

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Staff and Wire ... Saturday, January 8th, 2022

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Staff and Wire ... Friday, January 7th, 2022

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(Photo by Brian Grimmett, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, January 6th, 2022

Shops in Hays have been told to turn over their stocks of delta-8 THC products to law enforcement, or they could face criminal repercussions.  

Staff and Wire ... Thursday, January 6th, 2022

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Medical officers and infectious disease experts from across Kansas and Missouri urged people to get vaccinated and boosted, wear masks and avoid large indoor gatherings. (Screenshot by Suzanne Perez of University of Kansas Health System event)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

Health experts in Kansas and Missouri said hospitals may soon have to institute crisis standards designed for catastrophic public health events.  

Rayne Bennett kept journal entries, complaint forms and medical services request during her time in state prisons. (Photo by Blaise Mesa, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

Transgender inmates say they were targets of harassment by staff and inmates that put them in danger.

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