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Voters fill out ballots Tuesday at a polling place in Topeka. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Voters approved streamlining the state's population count before redistricting.

Associated Press Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

Mandy Fincham and her husband run the Kettle in Beloit, Kansas. Some people think “quality-of-life” initiatives like their cafe and wine bar can make a difference between small towns shrinking smartly or withering on the vine. (Photo by Chris Neal / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, November 4th, 2019

Rural communities throughout Kansas continue to lose population as powerful economic forces nudge people to larger cities and suburbs. But some social scientists say there are ways to shrink smarter - by focusing on quality of life issues, rather than chasing businesses that might never come to town.

Associated Press Monday, November 4th, 2019

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

Associated Press Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

Associated Press Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

(Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, November 1st, 2019

The Environmental Working Group says nearly all of the 870 water utilities in Kansas tested for at least one contaminant above a level it considers safe.

Associated Press Friday, November 1st, 2019

Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.  

Empty bird house in the Flint Hills. (Photo by J. Schafer)
J. Schafer Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Has an entire class of small birds simply disappeared from a section of the Flint Hills? One veteran birdwatcher says yes. A ranch hand who lives near Cottonwood Falls says a whole host of birds has been missing from Chase County since the third week in September. And the mysterious disappearance is starting to spook him.

Associated Press Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Happy Halloween!  Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

A roadside sign in rural Kansas. (Photo by Chris Neal)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Advocates are divided on what a constitutional amendment would say.

Associated Press Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Students use electronic tablets to register to vote during a registration drive at Washburn University in September. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen /  Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Many of the larger colleges in Kansas saw an increase in turnout of more than 20% in the 2018 election. Political campaigns are working to continue that momentum among younger voters in the 2020 election.

Associated Press Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

The Children's Palace in Topeka. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, October 28th, 2019

The group is cutting services to help manage budget troubles.

 The trend toward bigger farms but fewer farmers is speeding the depopulation of small Kansas towns.  (Photo by Chris Neal / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, October 28th, 2019

A report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture says that in 1987, mid-sized farms between 100 and 1,000 acres covered nearly 60% of the nation’s cropland. By 2012, those midsize farms had lost about half their acreage to large agricultural operations. 

Associated Press Monday, October 28th, 2019

Here are the headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Associated Press Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Here's the latest news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

Associated Press Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Here's the latest news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

For the past three years, more first responders across America have died by suicide than in the line-of-duty.  A new app designed to improve the health and well-being of first responders (and their families) is now in use in Douglas County. (Photo by Katie Counts)
Katie Counts Friday, October 25th, 2019

Douglas County's first responders have been using a new app designed to improve their health and well-being. As KPR News Intern Katie Counts tells us, the app is aimed at helping those who serve the public every day, often under stressful and dangerous conditions.

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