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A summer sunset silhouette of the Scott City, Kan., water tower. (Photo by David Guth)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 01:30

As many towns in western Kansas struggle against a steady population decline, so does one of the most visible institutions in those communities – the local newspaper. University of Kansas Journalism Professor David Guth has been conducting research in the region and takes a look at the challenges facing rural publishers.

Representative Valdenia Winn. (Source: Kansas Legislature)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 17:15

The complaint was filed against Democratic Representative Valdenia Winn for what the complaint calls "inflammatory" comments.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 15:43

The bill would allow grocery stores to sell full-strength beer and liquor if county residents vote to approve it.

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 - 15:20

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.

Harvest Public Media is a consortium of public broadcasting stations in the Midwest, which have joined forces to report on agriculture, from farms to food to fuel.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 15:11

More than a dozen various federal agencies play a role in making sure America's food supply is safe.  Some suggest it's time to combine all these agencies into one.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 10:24

Regional headlines from the Associated Press

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 10:08

A bill under consideration in the Kansas Senate would allow supermarkets and other retailers to sell full-strength beer and liquor.  Currently, such items are only available at liquor stores.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 10:03

The University of Kansas is creating a new center to study immigration issues.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 10:01

Several events are scheduled at the Spencer Art Museum on the University of Kansas campus before the museum is closed for renovation.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 09:49

Kansas City-based Hallmark Cards wants to trim 200 positions from its payroll by this summer and is offering buyouts to eligible employees.

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