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Staff and Wire ... Thursday, October 6th, 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. And follow KPR News on Twitter.

J. Schafer Thursday, October 6th, 2022

Kansas Public Radio is hiring a new Statehouse Bureau Chief. Do you have the skills, experience and curiosity necessary to keep an eye on Kansas state government for KPR and its news partners?

Republican Derek Schmidt said during a debate that he wants to sign a bill banning transgender girls from competing in sports reserved for females. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly contends it's not a pressing issue in Kansas. (Photo by Dylan Lysen, Kansas Public Radio)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Republican Derek Schmidt says a new law is needed to make sports reserved for girls and women fair. But Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly, who twice vetoed such a bill, says it's not a pressing issue in Kansas.  

Governor Laura Kelly and challenger Derek Schmidt debate at the Kansas State Fair. (Photo by Dylan Lysen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Derek Schmidt and Laura Kelly do agree on the need for mental health services, but not all of their policy ideas align.  

Staff and Wire ... Wednesday, October 5th, 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. And follow KPR News on Twitter.  

Democrat Chris Mann, left, and Republican Kris Kobach (Graphic assembled by Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, October 4th, 2022

The two men running for Kansas attorney see the job of the state’s lawyer in very different ways. Republican Kris Kobach wants to sue the federal government every chance he gets. Democrat Chris Mann is staying closer to home.  

Staff and Wire ... Tuesday, October 4th, 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. And follow KPR News on Twitter.

Staff and Wire ... Monday, October 3rd, 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. And follow KPR News on Twitter.

Staff and Wire ... Sunday, October 2nd, 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, October 1st, 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. And follow KPR News on Twitter.

Staff and Wire ... Friday, September 30th, 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. And follow KPR News on Twitter.

  Tish Cobb hopes to recover some of the $15,000 she thinks she lost because of business restrictions during the pandemic. (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas Public Radio)
Jim McLean Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Federal money will pay for property tax refunds for some small businesses that lost money in the wake of various efforts to control the spread of COVID-19.  

(Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Kansas hospital spending grew 13% in 2020, at a faster rate than the national average. That could mean higher health insurance premiums.  

Staff and Wire ... Thursday, September 29th, 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. And follow KPR News on Twitter.

(Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

There's a temporary free-for-all at Ellis City Lake, where the same hideous drought that's killing western Kansas crops is poised to kill the fish. So many of the usual limits on fishing have been lifted to harvest fish before they die.  

Staff and Wire ... Wednesday, September 28th, 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. And follow KPR News on Twitter.

(Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Scientists say atrazine maker Syngenta has long muddied the public's understanding of risks related to its product in an effort to delay stricter regulations.

The Kansas Department of Corrections is looking for a new way to test for alcohol in drinks. (Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR 89.3)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

The prison system announced changes after the Kansas News Service pointed out possible issues.  

Staff and Wire ... Tuesday, September 27th, 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. And follow KPR News on Twitter.

Doug Fuller stands in front of his back porch in Cambridge, Iowa. The farmer struggled with a severe depressive episode last year. Two-thirds of farmers said the pandemic affected their mental health, according to an American Farm Bureau poll. (Photo by Kendall Crawford, Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

Farmers die by suicide at a higher rate than the general population. That’s leading Midwestern states to train bankers, veterinarians and agribusiness professionals to be the new front line of defense against farm stress.  

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