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Harvest Public Media is a consortium of public media organizations reporting on agriculture and other issues affecting the rural Midwest.
Harvest Public Media Wednesday, July 19th

Some farmers and ranchers in the Midwest are now experimenting with multi-species conservation grazing. That is, allowing different types of livestock to graze over the same pasture or section of land. As this report explains, there may be environmental benefits to this approach.

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Associated Press Wednesday, July 19th

After hearing arguments Wednesday, the Kansas Supreme Court is now considering whether state legislators boosted spending on public schools enough this year to provide a suitable education to all children, as the court had ordered. 

KCUR Radio Wednesday, July 19th

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought against Haskell Indian Nations University by a Haskell student who says she was raped by two student athletes.

Kansas Farm Bureau President Rich Felts says Governor Brownback's signature income tax exemption didn't make a huge difference for most farmers in the state. (Photo: Bryan Thompson, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, July 18th

Among the roughly 330,000 business owners whose income had been exempted from state income taxes were 53,000 farmers. During this year’s session, the Kansas Legislature eliminated those tax exemptions.

The Ogallala Aquifer is part of the High Plains Aquifer System, depicted on this map from the Kansas Geological Survey.
Bryan Thompson Tuesday, July 18th

Some farmers in western Kansas are voluntarily using less water from the Ogallala Aquifer to grow their crops. Governor Sam Brownback is touring the western part of the state to praise and promote those efforts to other irrigators.

Jim McLean Tuesday, July 18th

Kansas GOP Senator Jerry Moran announced Monday night that he would not support the latest Republican healthcare plan designed to replace Obamacare.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Tuesday, July 18th

Attorneys for the state of Kansas and for several school boards will present their opening statements today (TUE) before the state Supreme Court over whether Kansas is spending enough on its public schools.

Kansas Senator Jerry Moran (photo credit: Associated Press/Susan Walsh)
Associated Press Monday, July 17th

While Kansas Senator Jerry Moran still hopes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, he said he is opposed to the lack of hearings on the BCRA and wants more input on a plan that would lower health care costs and increase access.  

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Monday, July 17th

President Donald Trump has hired Great Bend native Ty Cobb as special counsel. Cobb will handle the White House response to ongoing investigations into possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives during the 2016 election.

Only 44 percent of Kansas students continue their education beyond high school. (Photo: High Plains Public Radio)
Kansas News Service Monday, July 17th

Recent research indicates that 70 percent of Kansas jobs will require credentials beyond high school by 2020.


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