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J. Schafer Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Listen to episode six in KPR's monthly series commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail. In this installment, we hear about Susan Shelby Magoffin, who traveled along the trail to Bent's Fort, in present day Colorado, and on to Santa Fe.

Workers at Shining Star Hemp Co. near Pratt load a bag of hemp biomass into the processor. (Photo by Brian Grimmett, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Complicated state and federal rules are part of what’s holding the industry back.

U.S. Capitol
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Congressional Republicans did away with "earmarks" more than a decade ago. Democrats have brought them back. Now, Kansas Republicans serving in Congress have a choice to make: take the money for their districts, or stick to their small government principals. Abigail Censky, with the Kansas News Service, takes a closer look.

Snow falls on a school crossing sign in Kansas City on October 26, 2020. (Photo by Carlos Moreno)
Kansas News Service Monday, May 24th, 2021

Kansas school districts and businesses can get as much as $500,000 in loans to help pay for abnormally high utility bills from February's record cold weather. The loans must be paid back within three years.

(Courtesy of Center for Recorded Music)
Laura Lorson Friday, May 21st, 2021

A new project wants to provide a place for listening to recorded music in a group setting.  

J. Schafer Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

Listen to episode five in KPR's monthly series commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail. In this installment, we hear about Josiah Gregg, an early merchant who traveled along the Santa Fe Trail and wrote a book about his experiences.

The word "Redskins" on Wichita North High School's basketball court will be painted over after the Wichita district dropped the controversial name. (Photo by Suzanne Perez, KMUW)
Kansas News Service Thursday, May 13th, 2021

Removing the mascot images and names from school uniforms and property will take time.  

Close-up picture of a grasshopper nymph. (Photo: U.S. Geological Survey)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

More carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is changing how wild grasses grow in Kansas, and lowering their nutritional value to insects. That could upset the balance of life on the prairie. Grasshoppers on the Kansas prairie have declined by about 2% every year for the past two decades.  

J. Schafer Monday, April 19th, 2021

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for eastern Kansas. In addition, a Freeze Warning has been issued for select Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri border counties, as well as for the entire Kansas City metro.

KPR Staff Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

KPR has put together this handy one-stop spot to help you get the information you need during the coronavirus crisis.

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