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(Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Scientists say atrazine maker Syngenta has long muddied the public's understanding of risks related to its product in an effort to delay stricter regulations.

Doug Fuller stands in front of his back porch in Cambridge, Iowa. The farmer struggled with a severe depressive episode last year. Two-thirds of farmers said the pandemic affected their mental health, according to an American Farm Bureau poll. (Photo by Kendall Crawford, Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

Farmers die by suicide at a higher rate than the general population. That’s leading Midwestern states to train bankers, veterinarians and agribusiness professionals to be the new front line of defense against farm stress.  

(Photo by Bethany Wood, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, September 23rd, 2022

A shortage of health care workers in Kansas has created a crisis at nursing homes, which are closing even as the state’s population continues to age.  

Inmates in Kansas prison say medical care is so bad that staff will let an inmate die before they try to help. The state disagrees. (Photo by Carlos Moreno / KCUR)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

The state's prison medical provider, Centurion of Kansas, has been fined almost 5,000 times for compliance issues.

Kansas News Service Thursday, September 8th, 2022

Congress is spending billions to help states stop pollution from abandoned oil and gas wells. The Kansas News Service explain how the money will help clean up thousands of abandoned wells in Kansas.

Wichita's Trust Women clinic, one of five providing abortions in Kansas, says it can't keep up with a surge of patients. (Photo by Rose Conlon, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, August 24th, 2022

Earlier this month, voters soundly rejected an amendment to the Kansas Constitution that could have led to an abortion ban. But abortion remains tightly restricted in the state even as women from across the region flood Kansas clinics.  

Governor Laura Kelly is pushing for additional mental health beds. (Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

The larger facilities in central and southern Kansas are stretched thin. Hospital staff say rural facilities lack resources to help.  

J. Schafer Monday, August 15th, 2022

New research from the University of Kansas Medical Center claims that drinking dairy milk can help improve brain health in older adults.

Rex Buchanan Friday, August 12th, 2022

Congress is on the verge of passing major climate change legislation. Documentarian Dave Kendall and KPR Commentator Rex Buchanan have teamed up to explore the local impact of a warming world. Hear their conversation with the regional director of climate services for NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Plastics and other materials from shredded lithium-ion batteries lie in piles. Argonne National Lab is trying to solve the puzzle of how best to recycle electric vehicle batteries. (Photo by Mark Lopez / Argonne National Laboratory)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

A federal climate bill aims to press carmakers to assemble cars in North America and to source or recycle certain components here. Panasonic Energy plans to build a $4 billion electric vehicle battery plant near De Soto in western Johnson County.

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