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Kansas Takes Aim at Controling Wild Hogs

Feral – or wild -- hogs are quite a problem for agriculture producers. If left unchecked, these prolific breeders can run rampant in most any habitat and cause lots of damage. Kansas has tackled the problem with a trapping program and the outlawing of sport hunting of the hogs. But the state’s nationally recognized approach is threatened by budget cuts. Harvest Public Media’s Eric Durban takes a closer look at how Kansas keeps control of one of the smartest animals around.

You'll find more stories about Midwest agriculture online at HarvestPublicMedia.org. That's Harvest Public Media DOT org.

It Is National Work Zone Awareness Week

Transportation officials are asking Kansans to wear something orange tomorrow (WED)(April the 6th) to help commemorate “national work zone awareness week”. K-DOT’s Kim Stitch says its part of a campaign to get motorists to slow down and be more aware in construction zones.

Some tips for driving in work zones include staying alert, following traffic control and expecting delays.

Bill Self Examines Roadblocks to Final Four

This weekend, the Final Four teams in the NCAA men's tournament face off...and for the first since 2006, no number-1 seeds are still in the hunt for the title. That's bad news for fans of the number-one seeded University of Kansas Jayhawks, who lost Sunday to the Virginia Commonwealthy University Rams. While NCAA tournament followers are trying to figure out what happened to their brackets, stunned KU fans are simply asking, 'What happened?' Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has more.

Federal Judge Says Sunflower Electric Project Needs Review

A federal judge says Sunflower Electric Power Corporation needs more environmental review and public input before it can proceed with expansion of its coal-fired power plant near Holcomb, in southwest Kansas. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, the ruling is in response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of the Sierra Club.

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