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Monday, June 26, 2023

In the year since Roe v. Wade was overturned, more than a dozen states have made it illegal to provide abortions in most cases. But none, so far, punish women for obtaining abortions. As KMUW's Rose Conlon reports, a small but determined faction within the anti-abortion movement wants to change that.

Plus more on these stories:

  • Around 6,000 workers at Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita went on strike over the weekend after rejecting a contract offer from the company. It’s the first time they’ve gone on strike in nearly three decades.
  • Union Pacific railroad is proposing a plan to do more air quality tests above a plume of contaminated groundwater in northeast Wichita.
  • Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach wants to prevent transgender people born in the state from changing their birth certificates to reflect their gender identity.
  • The board that oversees Kansas universities has set a timeline to review and potentially cut some academic programs.
  • Research shows only 13% of Americans know about the new 988 suicide hotline, but statewide and national advertising campaigns are aimed at fixing that.
  • The Salvation Army and Evergy are giving out free fans to people in need ahead of forecasted extreme heat.
  • Fireworks season in the city of Wichita begins tomorrow. We have when and what you can shoot.
  • Wichita State University is hosting a meet-and-greet for the men’s and women’s Shocker basketball teams tomorrow.

Producers: Lu Anne Stephens and Beth Golay
Editors: Suzanne Perez and Beth Golay
Contributors: Sarah Beauchamp, Kylie Cameron, Daniel Caudill, Rose Conlon, Celia Hack, Blaise Mesa and Suzanne Perez
Theme Music: Torin Andersen
Digital Editors: Hugo Phan and Karlee Cooper

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.