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J. Schafer Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

UPDATE: KPR is back on the air in Manhattan.

Associated Press Monday, January 24th, 2022

Kansas City Quarterback Patrick Mahomes found Travis Kelce in the corner of the end zone early in overtime, and the Chiefs rallied to beat the Buffalo Bills 42-36 on Sunday night in a dramatic finish to a wild divisional-round weekend.

Coyote caller Bryan Garrison, who also runs the contest in Kismet, holds his electronic calling machine and a motorized decoy. (Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

As the number of coyotes in Kansas grows, hunting contests have sprung up as a way to remove potential threats to livestock. But the resilient canine keeps finding ways to survive, no matter what humans throw at it.

Pending legislation would require that all rape kits be sent to labs, which doesn’t necessarily happen today. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

New legislation in Kansas will reduce rape kit processing backlogs. Advocates say it's another step in the right direction.  

KMUW Radio Monday, December 27th, 2021

An autopsy says Cedric Lofton suffered a cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained at Sedgwick County county's juvenile facility last fall.

Russell County rancher Rich Koester sits on his four-wheeler with his dog, Gibbs. Koester estimates that all of his roughly 800-acre pasture burned in the Four County Fire. (Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, December 23rd, 2021

Extreme winds and drought fueled widespread grass fires across western and central Kansas earlier this month. Now, the ranchers, farmers and communities who lost so much begin to pick up the pieces.

Kelly Kluthe, who has taught in public high schools in Kansas and Missouri, recently took a job at a private Catholic grade school, saying she has lost faith in public education. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Kluthe)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

Generally, teachers will “gut it out for the kids” until the end of the year. But a notably different tenor this fall has some Kansas educators speaking out against what they say is a toxic environment.  

Scene from the 1951 feature film "Santa Fe," by Columbia Pictures.  The movie is based on a novel involving construction of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad.
J. Schafer Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

It's the end of the trail for our year-long series commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail. In this last segment, hear how the rails displaced the trails. Learn how the Santa Fe Trail was replaced by the Santa Fe Rail.

Elizabeth Dole looks on while guards carry her late husband's casket during the memorial service in Russell, Kansas. (Photo by David Condos, HPPR)
Kansas News Service Sunday, December 12th, 2021

At memorial services in the former presidential nominee's hometown and the state Capitol in Topeka, Kansans paid their respects Saturday to one of the state's most well-known leaders.  

A for sale sign sits in front of a home in Hays. Especially in rural areas, a lack of moderately priced homes and an aging housing stock have strained the market. (Photo by David Condos, HPPR and the Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Statewide housing shortages continue to lock middle class Kansans out of home ownership and threaten the state’s economic growth. A new study highlights some solutions.

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