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Why are there so few Latinas in elected office in Kansas?

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In a pair of predominantly Hispanic southwest Kansas communities, two women try to become the first Latinas voted into local office. Also, a strange white orb in the middle of Overland Park may look like a spaceship has landed in the suburbs. Hear what is really inside this residential dome home.

In a pair of predominantly Hispanic southwest Kansas communities, two women try to become the first Latinas voted into local office. As David Condos of the Kansas News Service reports, elections earlier this month show how far Latina candidates have come and how many barriers they still face.

A futuristic-looking dome-shaped house in Overland Park has been added to the Kansas Registry for Historic Places. Now, KCUR’s Carlos Moreno reports the home’s owners are working to restore this local landmark.

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