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(Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

The disparities between Wyandotte County and its neighbor to the south — Johnson County — remain the most dramatic contrast in the state.  

(Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR-FM 89.3)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Kansas is one of just a few states without a good Samaritan law that encourages people to call 911 when they witness a drug overdose, and it doesn’t permit syringe service programs that provide sterile injection equipment.  

(Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR Radio)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Kansans with substance use problems say they are falling through the cracks of a legal system that’s more concerned with punishing them than getting them sober.

The staff at Trust Women clinic in Wichita, where workers expect to see a new wave of women from Oklahoma seeking care after their home state approved a new, near-total abortion ban. (Photo by Abigail Censky, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, April 14th, 2022

Trust Women's clinic in Wichita is preparing for a new wave of clients from Oklahoma seeking services when their home state enacts an abortion ban in August.  

Lisa Pascoe with her 2-year-old daughter at their home in Clarkson Valley, Mo.(Photo by Brian Munoz, St. Louis Public Radio)
The Missouri In... Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

Researchers say even a small amount of the toxin can harm kids’ development. One 2021 study found Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa had some of the highest rates of elevated blood lead levels in children.

Leah Shaffer picks up Gertie, her 1-year-old Barred Rock chicken, outside of her home in St. Charles, Missouri. Shaffer said she's always able to keep an eye on her small backyard flock from her kitchen window, joking "basically, I'm watching chicken television all the time." (Photo by Brian Munoz, St. Louis Public Radio)
Harvest Public Media Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

More than 22 million commercial and backyard birds have died or been killed to stop the spread of the latest bird flu outbreak. Most of the affected flocks are commercial, but backyard flocks are no less susceptible.  

Lakeside Academy is one of the largest qualified residential treatment programs in Kansas. (Photo by Suzanne Perez, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, April 4th, 2022

The Lakeside Academy was set to close, but the company Successful Dreams has reportedly stepped in to save it.  

Former Haviland mayor Robert Ellis stands between pipes inside the small town's multimillion-dollar water treatment plant. (Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, March 28th, 2022

For towns with only a few hundred residents, keeping tap water clean and safe can pose a crippling expense. The predicament is likely to become more common in western Kansas as farm chemicals seep into dwindling water supplies.  

Black foster parent Tara Coleman says foster children of color would benefit from more diversity among foster parents. (Photo: Blaise Mesa / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, March 15th, 2022

Black children are overrepresented in the foster care system, and that has created a demand for more Black foster parents to give kids a more familiar environment after being taken from their biological families.

(Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR 89.3)
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 10th, 2022

People who earn 150% or less of the federally defined poverty level can get enough subsidies to fully cover the premiums of certain insurance plans.  

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