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Associated Press Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Here's the latest news from the Associated Press and the KPR newsroom.  

Associated Press Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

Here's the latest news from the Associated Press and the KPR newsroom.

Associated Press Saturday, February 1st, 2020

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

Associated Press Friday, January 31st, 2020

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

Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes throws during the second half of the NFL AFC Championship football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, January 19, 2020, in Kansas City.  (AP Photo by Jeff Roberson)
Associated Press Friday, January 31st, 2020

Kansas City Chiefs fans are ready for a Super Bowl party that has been 50 years in the making.

Associated Press Thursday, January 30th, 2020

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San Francisco 49ers assistant coach Katie Sowers grew up in Hesston, Kansas. She also has the Kansas City skyline tattooed on her forearm. (AP Photo by Jose Lepe)
Greg Echlin Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Super Bowl LIV (54) pits the Kansas City Chiefs against the San Francisco 49ers. No matter what happens during Sunday's big game in Miami, one native Kansan will make sporting history of her own. Katie Sowers will become the first woman to coach in the Super Bowl. Even though Sowers is an assistant coach for the 49ers, she grew up in Hesston, Kansas, and has an image of the Kansas City skyline tattooed on her arm. Greg Echlin has more on the 33-year-old woman, one of just three women coaches in the NFL.https://www.chiefs...

Kansans won't be able to legally bet on the Chiefs this Super Bowl, but maybe next year. (File photo by Greg Echlin)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Lawmakers are taking a second shot at legalizing sports gambling.

Associated Press Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Happy Kansas Day! It was on January 29, 1861, that Kansas was admitted to the union, becoming the 34th state. Kansas celebrates its 159th birthday today (WED). Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

J. Schafer Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

A Douglas County resident has been hospitalized for potential exposure to the 2019 novel coronavirus. This is not a confirmed case of the virus, but specimens are being sent to the Centers for Disease Control for testing. Lab results are expected later this week. Officials say the patient, who had recently been to China, is not severely ill but is currently kept in isolation at LMH Health as a precaution.

Associated Press Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

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Anti-abortion marchers demonstrate at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka. (Photo by Daniel Caudill, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Kansas voters may have the final say this summer on whether to override a state Supreme Court ruling that says abortion is a constitutional right.

Associated Press Monday, January 27th, 2020

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KPR and Kansas News Service reporters discuss the latest news from the state capital.
Kansas News Service Monday, January 27th, 2020

Republican leaders in the state Legislature are pushing for quick passage of an anti-abortion amendment to the Kansas Constitution. Meanwhile, Democratic Governor Laura Kelly and Republican Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning are joining forces to break a nearly decade-long stalemate over Medicaid expansion.  

Associated Press Saturday, January 25th, 2020

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

Vegetarian meat alternatives in a Lawrence grocery store. (Photo by Stephen Koranda, Kansa Public Radio)
Stephen Koranda Friday, January 24th, 2020

A Kansas bill requires more labels for meat alternatives.

Associated Press Friday, January 24th, 2020

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

Associated Press Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

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

 Republican Sen. Gene Suellentrop, left, will chair hearings on a compromise Medicaid expansion plan starting this week. (Photo by Daniel Caudill, Kansas News Service)
Jim McLean Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

A bipartisan agreement still faces challenges.

File photo of Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence (Wikipedia)
Greg Echlin Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

A fight broke out toward the end of Tuesday night's Sunflower Showdown, the annual, in-state, rivalry game between KU and K-State. The 3rd-ranked Kansas Jayhawks defeated K-State 81-to-60, but it was the ugly brawl at the end of the game in Lawrence that captured everyone's attention. As Greg Echlin reports, the contest was all but over when a fight erupted involving players and coaches from both teams.

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