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KPR Web Operations Monday, October 24th

NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Clint Bowyer of Emporia won his fifth career race on the circuit yesterday (SUN). But Bowyer's victory at Talledega (Tal-uh-DAY-guh)...his second straight in the fall race at the Alabama track...is almost like a consolation prize. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin explains.

Stephen Koranda Sunday, October 23rd

Governer Sam Brownback says a recent trade mission to Russia and Kazakhstan opened the doors for more Kansas agriculture sales. The governor and Secretary of Agriculture Dale Rodman toured the eastern European countries to help market Kansas products. Brownback says the nations want to build their cattle herds and that will include buying live cattle from Kansas and other states.Brownback says the countries could also be a market for animal health products from Kansas. There's a follow up trip to the region planned for next spring.

KPR Web Operations Friday, October 21st

About 40 protesters are still camped-out at a city park in Lawrence. The so-called "Occupy Lawrence" protesters have been rallying at South Park since last Saturday. KPR News Intern Luke Brummer has more. (The .wav file version below is for the Kansas Information Network.)

Stephen Koranda Friday, October 21st

Funding for the Kansas Neurological Institute appears to be safe for the 2013 budget year. KNI provides care for around 150 people, many of whom have profound developmental disabilities. Governor Sam Brownback had proposed shuttering the facility in his last state budget plan. But community opposition to the closure prompted legislators to reinstate funding for the institute. Brownback says the issue has had a thorough review.A state cost-cutting commission had targeted the facility for closure.

Bryan Thompson Thursday, October 20th

Time may be running out for those who want Kansas run its own health insurance exchange. But as Jim McLean of the KHI News Service reports, they’re not ready to give up just yet.

Stephen Koranda Thursday, October 20th

Governor Sam Brownback says he's been calling members of Congress and urging them to extend a wind power tax credit. It's set to expire in just over a year. The credit is aimed at spurring wind farm growth. It helped BP develop the state's largest wind farm, slated to begin operation next year. Brownback says cutting off the credit abruptly is a bad idea.Brownback says ending the credit would be a hard hit to the wind power industry and could hurt new development in Kansas.

Stephen Koranda Thursday, October 20th

Governor Sam Brownback says the federal government should extend a tax credit for wind energy set to expire in just over a year. The credit is aimed at spurring wind farm growth. It helped BP develop the state's largest wind farm, slated to begin operation next year. Brownback says cutting off the credit abruptly is a bad idea.Brownback says ending the credit would be a hard hit to the wind power industry and could hurt new development in Kansas.

KPR Web Operations Thursday, October 20th

Second district Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins says she sees a few places where she could work with President Obama. The Topeka Republican says she does not support the jobs bill the President promoted on his recent bus trip. But Jenkins says Mr. Obama has signaled he's open to compromise on other issues. Representative Jenkins serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, which is a big player in developing the nation's tax laws. She is serving her second term in Congress.

KPR Web Operations Thursday, October 20th

The future of the University of Missouri in the Big 12 may be decided in the next 24 hours. An executive session of MU's Board of Curators is scheduled for this (THUR) afternoon (3:45pm) and another meeting is scheduled for tomorrow (FRI). Earlier today (THUR), during the Big 12's basketball media day, University of Kansas coach Bill Self said MU should remain in the Big 12 to keep traditional rivalries intact.MU officials previously announced they would explore their options outside the Big 12 Conference.

Bryan Thompson Thursday, October 20th

Federal investigators have concluded that poor sanitation and poor handling practices at a cantaloupe packing facility in Colorado were likely to blame for the Listeria outbreak that has killed 25 people and sickened 123 more. As KPR's Bryan Thompson explains, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to the producer, Jensen Farms.

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, October 19th

The town of Chapman is searching for a new high school team mascot. The Chapman Fighting Irish received notice from the University of Notre Dame that it would not be allowed to use the school's famous "fighting leprechaun" logo that has served as the Chapman mascot. Lacee Sell, the district superintendent, says the community will have the last word on what the replacement mascot should be. Sell says the high school teams will still be allowed to refer to themselves as the "Fighting Irish"...but won't be allowed to sell any merchandise featuring that name.

Stephen Koranda Wednesday, October 19th

The Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, or SRS, has officially signed a deal to keep the agency's Lawrence office open. City and county officials had to agree to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in order to keep the office running. But as KPR's Stephen Koranda reports, the state could again pick up the tab.

Stephen Koranda Wednesday, October 19th

A legislative committee is looking at whether the state should put more regulations on a gas and oil drilling practice. Hydraulic fracturing, also known as "fracking," is used to increase the output of oil and gas wells. It's been used in Kansas for decades and is becoming more common in some areas of the state. Environmental groups this week testified that the process can pollute groundwater. Industry representatives countered, saying fracking has been used for years without problems. The competing views frustrated Vince Wetta (WET-uh), a Wellington Democrat.Fracking is currently regulated...

Bryan Thompson Wednesday, October 19th

A new report on the U-S health care system once again shows the nation is lagging behind other industrialized countries. As Jim McLean of the KHI News Service reports, both the nation and the state of Kansas get particularly low scores on one important measure.

Stephen Koranda Tuesday, October 18th

Kansas Senator Pat Roberts is continuing a push to increase flood prevention on the Missouri River. The Republican told a Senate committee that the Army Corps of Engineers should update the manual used to manage the waterway. KPR's Stephen Koranda has more.

Stephen Koranda Tuesday, October 18th

Kansas Senator Pat Roberts is still pushing for better flood control along the Missouri River. The Republican told a Senate committee today (TUE) that the Army Corps of Engineers should update its manual for managing the river. Roberts says the corps should update how it manages dams and reservoirs to prevent a repeat of this summer's flooding. But Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer disagrees. He's concerned that changes to the way the corps manages the river could wind-up hurting his state, leaving upstream reservoirs without enough water to weather a drought.

Bryan Thompson Tuesday, October 18th

The head of an organization that represents many Kansas nursing homes says repealing a part of the federal health reform law that creates a new long-term care insurance program would be short sighted. As Jim McLean of the KHI News Service reports, federal officials have concluded the program isn’t financially sustainable.

Bryan Thompson Tuesday, October 18th

Soot and dust particles in the air can be a serious health threat. When they get into the lungs, they can trigger asthma, heart attacks, and strokes. The EPA has been trying to reduce the amount of particulate matter in the air for more than 20 years. But for the last several months, farm-state lawmakers have been up in arms about fears that the agency was preparing to regulate dust generated by farmers. KPR's Bryan Thompson has the latest. (Note--The second audio file is an alternate version for Harvest Public Media.)

Stephen Koranda Monday, October 17th

Governors from states along the Missouri River met in Nebraska to discuss how to manage the river and help prevent a repeat of this summer's flooding. Several of the governors say flood control should be the highest priority of the Army Corps of Engineers, which manages the river. North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple (dal-RIM-pull) is one of the officials supporting a plan to keep upstream reservoirs lower. They hope that would make flooding less likely when there are heavy rains or snow melts. But Dalrymple admits the governors have no authority over the Army Corps.Montana Governor Brian...

Stephen Koranda Monday, October 17th

Governors from states along the Missouri River met today (MON) in Nebraska to discuss concerns about managing the waterway. Several said flood control should be a higher priority for the U-S Army Corps of Engineers, which operates reservoirs and dams on the river. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says a repeat of this summer's flooding could be catastrophic for areas hit hard earlier this year.Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer disagreed, saying maintaining upstream reservoirs is at least as important as preventing downstream flooding. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback also attended the meeting,...

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