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Teenagers in Kansas are among the least likely to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus, according to the Immunize Kansas Coalition.

Only 12 percent of teens in Kansas have received all three doses of the vaccine to protect againsts HPV, which was one of the lowest rates in the country in 2013, said coalition chairman John Eplee. The Topeka Capital-Journal also reports that Kansas teens rank in the bottom quarter for meningococcal meningitis vaccination rates.

Stephen Koranda

Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director believes Kansas officials need to study how they estimate future state tax collections. As KPR’s Stephen Koranda reports, the comments were made just before new July revenue numbers came in below the mark.

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The University of Kansas has announced that it received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help recruit and support migrant students.

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The city of Wichita will begin installing bike paths downtown this week as part of the 10-year Wichita Bicycle Master Plan. The installation will take place over the course of three weeks.

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Kansas is wrapping up the first month of the new fiscal year on a sour note. The state’s tax receipts in July came in just shy of expectations. Over the month, total tax collections in Kansas were short by just about 1 percent, or nearly $4 million.

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The Wichita Police Department is asking for help from the public to locate missing child.

Captain Jeff Weible said in a press conference Friday that four-month-old Vincent Moore was last seen with his 24-year-old father in Wichita. The infant's mother dropped Vincent off with his father in early June for visitation. Police did not identify the father but said he has been booked into jail on separate warrants.

According to police, the infant was last seen July 11 in the area of 31st and Hydraulic with his father near a home where they were staying.

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A spokeswoman for the Kansas Department for Children and Families says it will not prevent single adults from serving as foster parents for abused and neglected children. Questions have arisen about the department's plans because it is reviewing foster care policies.

Stephen Koranda

Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration has made $63 million in adjustments to the Kansas budget. The changes will boost the state savings account to help avoid a deficit next year. As KPR’s Stephen Koranda reports, the largest change is in SCHIP, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Andy Marso

Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration is unveiling $50 million in adjustments to the Kansas budget. As KPR’s Stephen Koranda reports, few details are being offered in advance of this afternoon's news conference.

Governor Brownback’s budget director, Shawn Sullivan, will explain the budget changes in a news conference at the Kansas Statehouse. The plan is likely to include some spending cuts, other savings and shifting money around within the budget. The governor himself won't be on hand, as he's scheduled to be in Wichita.

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