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Thank you all for your listenership and support for KPR as we navigate through this challenging time in our nation and our community. As the world around is changing - daily - we have determined that it is in the best interest of our community to suspend the Spring Membership Drive.

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

(Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)

If the outbreak in Kansas turns out to be severe...or even moderate...the state's hospitals could be overloaded unless drastic measures are put into place.

Meg Heriford puts free bagged lunches outside of the Ladybird Diner in downtown Lawrence. Her restaurant has been closed since March 15, but Heriford and staff are preparing meals for those who need them. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)

Kansans are stepping up to help their neighbors with food, child care, and more during the coronavirus epidemic. 

On this edition of Conversations, Marta McDowell talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest book, Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life – The Plants and Places That Inspired the Iconic Poet. McDowell’s garden writing has appeared in popular publications such as Woman’s Day, Country Gardening and The New York Times.

The House is debating and then voting on the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package that the Senate passed earlier this week. Watch the floor proceedings live.

Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.  Check back for further updates.

Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.  These stories are updated regularly, so please check back for updates.

(Photo by Scott Canon, Kansas News Service)

Some Kansas Republicans are nervous about the future of a U.S. Senate seat that the party has held for decades. 

This week on KPR Presents, it's Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts, from the KPR Presents archives.

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