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Monday, May 1, 2023

Legal abortions across the U.S. are slightly down after Roe v. Wade was overturned last June. That’s according to a report that also found some Midwest states where abortion is protected, like Kansas and Illinois, have seen an uptick. We'll explain how the shifting abortion landscape drove national abortion numbers down as patients and providers navigated new challenges.

Plus, more on these stories:

  • Kansas lawmakers have approved a school spending bill that expands a tax-credit scholarship program for private schools.
  • Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple and the City Council will hold a series of town hall meetings this month to gather community input on the next city budget.
  • One apartment complex in Wichita and one planned for Derby are receiving $2.7 million dollars in COVID recovery funds from the state.
  • The annual number of high ozone days has decreased in the Wichita, Kansas City and Topeka areas in recent decades. But air pollution remains a problem.
  • After new federal protections for prairie chickens, some ranchers are striking conservation deals with specialized banks that sell credits to energy companies.
  • The bird flu outbreak that’s left around 60 million chickens and turkeys dead nationwide has also killed a handful of cats and dogs.
  • A Sedgwick County juvenile facility meant to keep youth offenders from being incarcerated will reopen this month.
  • A free skin cancer screening clinic will be held Saturday.
  • The Wichita Public Library's summer reading program will start later this month.

Wichita's Early Edition is produced by KMUW News and is part of the NPR Podcast Network.

Producer: Debra Fraser and Beth Golay
Editors: Tom Shine and Beth Golay
Contributors: Kylie Cameron, Celia Hack, Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Suzanne Perez, Elizabeth Rembert, Tom Shine, and Farah Yousry
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Beth Golay is KMUW's Director of Marketing and Digital Content. She is the host of the KMUW podcast Marginalia and co-host with Suzanne Perez of the Books & Whatnot podcast. You can find her on Wichita Transit in conversation with other riders for En Route, a monthly segment on KMUW's weekly news program The Range.