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Typical gaming equipment used by Esports athletes. (Photo by Isabel Ashley)
Isabel Ashley Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Imagine getting paid to play video games. That’s exactly what’s happening at college campuses across the country, even here in Kansas, as schools start their own Esports teams. In this report from KPR News Intern Isabel Ashley, we hear how Esports has become another recruiting tool in the race to attract students.

Associated Press Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

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Heavy rains this spring led to widespread flooding in Kansas.  This photograph wa staken near Larned, in central Kansas.  (Photo by Chris Neal / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism stands to lose millions of dollars after record spring rains led to flooding and forced many state parks to close.  Flood waters washed out roads and caused other damage to several state parks.    

Associated Press Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

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Over the next few decades, teenagers in the town of Neodesha, population 2,300, will benefit from a wealthy donor who has pledged to cover their college tuition. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

A wealthy benefactor has promised to will pay for college tuition for the town’s high school students. It’s an attempt to save his shrinking hometown, Neodesha.

Associated Press Monday, November 25th, 2019

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The cattle business gave birth to Dodge City, and sustains it at an industrial level today. (Photo by Chris Neal  / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, November 25th, 2019

Dodge City’s colorful past makes it a tourist destination. But it’s immigrants and the meatpacking industry that drive its economy.

Associated Press Sunday, November 24th, 2019

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Associated Press Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

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Associated Press Friday, November 22nd, 2019

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Kansas decided a couple of years ago to try to keep juveniles out of jail by adding limits for probation periods and sending troubled teens into therapy, among other things. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Changes made to the Kansas juvenile justice system were supposed to keep children out of prison and in their communities. But some providers say the kids who ended up in the foster care system instead aren’t getting the care and attention they need. In this report, the Kansas News Service looks at the unintended consequences this 2017 law is having on the already troubled Kansas foster care system. Some say the two-year-old law that kept kids out of jail may have pushed them into foster care.

Associated Press Thursday, November 21st, 2019

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (Photo by Nadya Faulx )
Kansas News Service Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

A U.S. ambassador has connected Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to controversial events involving Ukraine.

Associated Press Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

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Aetna Better Health of Kansas CEO David Livingston attended the KanCare hearings this week. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

State regulators say Aetna Better Health has made improvements, but more is needed.

The chemical release occurred early in the morning of October 21, 2016, after a chemical delivery truck owned by Harcros Chemicals inadvertently connected to the wrong chemical tank at the MGP plant. (Photo by U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

MGP Ingredients, Inc., agreed to the fine after pleading guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge of negligently violating the Clean Air Act.

Associated Press Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

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Greensburg, Kansas, built a new, environmentally-friendly, high-tech high school after being hit by a massive tornado in 2007. (Photo by Chris Neal / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, November 18th, 2019

It’s been a dozen years since the small western Kansas town of Greensburg decided to build back “green” after a devastating tornado. But it’s not yet clear whether that transformation has improved the town’s long-term prospects.

Associated Press Monday, November 18th, 2019

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Associated Press Sunday, November 17th, 2019

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