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Headlines from around the region and the state…April 3, 2017

andy lambertApril 3, 2017
A survey finds serious morale problems among faculty and staff at the University of Kansas. The results of a “climate” survey on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses found more than half of the faculty and staff have “seriously considered” leaving the university in the past year.
Barber County is the scene of the latest earthquake in Kansas. It’s a small one, magnitude 2.8, and was centered about 2 miles southeast of Medicine Lodge. The quake shortly after 6 last night. No reports of anybody hurt or anything damaged. Kansas’ first earthquake of April follows 7 quakes in March and 6 in February.
A police officer from Iola recovers after a man stole his patrol car and took off with the officer still hanging onto it. He let go right away and skidded down the road. The driver wrecked by hitting a tree, and both are now in the hospital with charges on the way.
Supporters of expanding Medicaid in Kansas lobby lawmakers all through the weekend in a bid to get the votes to override Governor Brownback’s veto. He rejected a bill last week that would’ve added coverage for roughly 180-thousand additional people in the state. An override vote could come by the end of the week.
Just days after a convoy arrived from Illinois delivering hay to ranchers devastated by the wildfires, near two dozen trucks from Michigan bring more relief. This convoy hauled grain, hay, and fencing supplies. The fires last month charred more than 1,000 square miles in Kansas and Oklahoma combined.

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