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Kansas is getting nearly $640,000 in federal funds for a technical training program for Topeka Correctional Facility inmates.

The Kansas Department of Commerce, which received the grant, says the money will fund Certified Production Training courses at Washburn Institute of Technology.

The classes work to prepare inmates for jobs when they're released from prison.

The Commerce Department says it's working with the state Department of Corrections and Washburn University in administering the grant.

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The Kansas Humanities Council has received an award from the Library of Congress to document Boeing’s legacy in Wichita through an oral history project.

The Kansas Humanities Council was one of five recipients of the Archie Green Fellowship through the American Folk Life Center.