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This parched field, just outside of Colby in Thomas County, shows the effects of the region's worst drought since the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s. (Photo by David Guth)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 01:30

Most of western Kansas remains in drought or near-drought conditions, raising fears that the region could once again return to the days of the Dust Bowl.  University of Kansas Journalism Professor David Guth traveled the region while conduting research for an upcoming book about issues confronting the rural Midwest.  In this report, he looks back at the Dust Bowl that was... and the one that may come again.

Photo by Stephen Koranda
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 16:31

The proposals would issue at least $1 billion in bonds that KPERS would invest.

Supporters of the walk gather in the Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 15:26

Eleven people walked from the Kansas City area to the Statehouse in Topeka to raise awareness about education issues.

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 14:51

The class-action lawsuit addresses issues of compensation and payment for time spent preparing for work.

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 10:42

Under the proposal, public colleges and universities could not force campus religious groups to accept members who do not agree with the organization's beliefs.

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 10:32

Regional headlines from the Associated Press

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 10:26

A southeast Kansas lawmaker used a state plane to fly to the Kansas Statehouse to cast a vote. Records indicate Representative Virgil Peck was the sole passenger on the flight.

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 10:21

David Kensinger, the former chief of staff for Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, is now lobbying lawmakers to vote against the governor's proposal to raise tobacco taxes.

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 10:18

Low oil prices are having an effect on jobs in Kansas. A company in Garden City is shedding 80 jobs because of reduced demand for their oil and gas-related products.

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 10:15

What does climate change mean for Kansas?  Join us for a panel discussion taped at Washburn University last week and moderated by KPR's Kaye McIntyre.

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