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J. Schafer Friday, August 18th

Officials in Atchison and other small communities in northeast Kansas are bracing themselves for tens of thousands of visitors for Monday's total solar eclipse. Atchison, a town of 11,000, could get as many as 35,000 extra visitors for Monday's big event.

The Lawrence Humane Society shelter in east Lawrence. (Photo by J. Schafer)
Courtney Bierman Friday, August 18th

The Lawrence Humane Society is raising money for a new shelter, one that can better accommodate a growing number of homeless animals.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Friday, August 18th

Governor Sam Brownback has announced pay raises for correctional officers at state prisons in the wake of inmate disturbances that have drawn public attention to staff shortages. 

Some Midwest corn growers are worried about changes to the trade pact sought by the Trump administration.
Harvest Public Media Friday, August 18th

Mexico is a major consumer of American corn, but the cattle industry also wants labels to tell consumers where their beef and pork were produced.  

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Thursday, August 17th

Kansas officials have cleared a hurdle in their efforts to regain federal certification for Osawatomie State Hospital, the state’s largest mental health hospital.

Tim Reinbott, director of field operations at the University of Missouri’s South Farm Research Center, will be studying how drought stressed corn and soybean plants react to the total solar eclipse on Monday. (Photo: Kristofer Husted, Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Thursday, August 17th

Researchers will use cameras and other instruments to document the eclipse’s effect on crops and livestock.

(photo credit: Grant Gerlock, Harvest Public Media)
KMUW Radio Wednesday, August 16th

Roberts, who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, thinks NAFTA has been good for some sectors of the American economy. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, August 16th

Former Democratic state lawmaker Paul Davis has officially kicked off his campaign for the 2nd Congressional District.

Osawatomie State Hospital lost federal certification in 2015 because of safety problems.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, August 16th

Employees questioned officials from the Department for Aging and Disability Services Tuesday about staff salaries and pensions as well as concerns for patient safety.

 Hy-Vee has opened 115 Market Grille restaurants in its grocery stores, including this one in Columbia, Missouri, in a move to provide a more full-service food service experience for customers.  (Photo by Kristofor Husted / Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Tuesday, August 15th

Supermarkets are becoming more than simply grocery stores these days. Many are becoming sit-down restaurants. And the trend is shaking up the food service landscape.

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