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Federal officials have picked Kansas City as the next location for offices, and scores of high-end jobs, that perform research for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The work would shift to the Midwest from Washington, D.C. (Photo by Allen Brewer, Flickr-CC)
Kansas News Service Thursday, June 13th, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it's planning to move the headquarters of two large research agencies from Washington. D.C., to the Kansas City area. It's an economic coup for the region, and promises hundreds of research jobs.  

Like prior anti-smoking campaigns in schools, anti-vaping campaigns will try to make electronic cigarettes uncool.  (photo credit: National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health
Kansas News Service Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Nationally, vaping among high school seniors nearly doubled between 2017 and 2018, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Now, educators and public health officials are hoping to replicate the success of anti-smoking campaigns with a new effort to curb e-cigarette use. 

Associated Press Thursday, June 13th, 2019

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Olive Ann (Mellor) Beech, who led Beechcraft Aircraft Corporation in Wichita for several decades.
Bobbie Athon Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

From Waverly to Wichita to the Wild Blue Yonder... Olive Ann Beech earned more awards, honorary appointments and special citations than any other women in aviation history. Commentator Bobbie Athon tells us more about the First Lady of Aviation.

Associated Press Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

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Rocky Nichols with the new report from the Disability Rights Center. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

The report says some people feel stuck in the mental health facilities.

Associated Press Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

These are the headlines for ou area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Leslie Herring, the assistant city manager, has helped journalism students from KU make connections in Eudora.
KCUR Radio Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Eudora, Kansas, had a newspaper for more than 100 years. Then, it didn't. But now, journalism students from the University of Kansas are trying to fill the gap.

This roadside sign stands on the western edge of Kinsley, Kansas.  Many residents here don't like the idea of outside communities, like Hays, siphoning water away from Edwards County. (Photo by J. Schafer)
Rex Buchanan Monday, June 10th, 2019

The communities of Hays and Russell are hoping to siphon water away from a ranch near Kinsley, about 60 miles away, and ship it by pipeline for their own use. Many residents in Kinsley and Edwards County are not happy with this plan.

Garden City's Big Pool, nearly a century old, loses 200,000 gallons of water a day through leaks. (Photo by Corinne Boyer / HPPR and Kansas News Service)
High Plains Pub... Monday, June 10th, 2019

Every summer since 1922, locals and tourists have flocked to Garden City’s Big Pool. Once promoted as “the world’s largest outdoor free concrete municipal swimming pool,” it holds around 2 million gallons of water. “Holds” might now be an overstatement, as the pool loses about 200,000 gallons per day through leaks.    

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