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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.

Jeffrey Energy Center, a coal-fired power plant operated by Evergy, is located northwest of St. Marys in Pottawatomie County. (Photo from Kanss Highway Patrol Air Support Unit)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

A bill recently passed by the Kansas Legislature would allow the state's utilities companies to refinance a portion of what they owe on some of its largest investments, freeing up money to put into new, greener energy infrastructure. Click through to find out how that works. 

Amtrak's Santa Fe Train Station in Lawrence was constructed in 1955 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (Photo by J. Schafer, Kansas Public Radio)
Kansas News Service Friday, April 2nd, 2021

The Southwest Chief route gets a vote of confidence from Amtrak, prompting a sigh of relief from southwestern Kansas communities.

Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

The president of Haskell Indian Nations University, Ronald Graham, finds himself under criticism from a national campus free speech organization that says his administration has violated the First Amendment rights of students and staff.

 A wind farm in Ellsworth County, Kansas. (Photo by Brian Grimmett, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Kansas is one of only a handful of states lacking an energy plan for the future.

 U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall of Kansas speaking at a Johnson County Republican rally late in the 2020 campaign. (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Critics say the new U.S. senator from Kansas, Republican Roger Marshall, might have gotten off to a bad start with senators of both parties with his votes to overturn the election.

A gas furnace ignites to heat a Kansas home. (Photo by Brian Grimmett, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Energy prices will be going up in Kansas after a winter storm caused an energy crunch.

Glenn Price at KANU Studio, photo courtesy of Price family
Kaye McIntyre Sunday, February 21st, 2021

We remember KANU's first chief announcer, who passed away January 17, 2021.


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