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Your local and regional news for Northeastern Kansas and the surrounding communities, brought to you by the KPR news staff.

Breweries and Wineries Making a Comeback in Kansas

For some people, sitting down with a glass of beer or wine can be the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon. This hasn't always been so easy in Kansas -- a state known for prohibition and strict liquor laws. But there's more to the story of alcohol in Kansas than just efforts to ban it. KPR news intern Justine Greve (GREEV) looks at brewing and winemaking in the state and finds that over the past 150 years, the industry has come full circle.

KPR news intern Justine Greve graduated from Baker University with majors in history, English, and German. She's now a graduate student at KU.

KC Chiefs Building Team As Camp Nears

The Kansas City Chiefs are back in action. On the first day after NFL players and team owners came to agreement on a new contract, the Chiefs are scrambling to get ready for the season. The first practice at training camp is scheduled for Friday in St. Joseph, Missouri. As KPR's Greg Echlin reports, the Chiefs are now busy assembling their team roster.

Chiefs Ready to Turn Page After Labor Dispute

With a new collective bargaining agreement in place for the next ten years, the Kansas City Chiefs and the other NFL teams now turn to the business of putting together their teams for the start of training camp. The Chiefs will hold their first training camp practice in St. Joseph, Missouri, this Friday. Chiefs owner Clark Hunt cited the rapidly approaching season as one of the main reasons a new deal was reached with the players.

Chiefs front office officials were working the phones today (TUE) on the first day new contracts can be signed for 2011.

Last Chance To Apply For Emergency Mortgage Assistance

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has a billion dollars to help homebuyers in 27 states, including Kansas, escape foreclosure. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, the deadline for pre-applications is tomorrow (FRI).

For more information about the Emergency Homeowners' Loan Program, call 1-855-346-3345 or visit the website at


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