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KPR Web Operations Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

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KPR Web Operations Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Stay home! That's the word today (TUE) from Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, who's declared a state of emergency in more than 50 counties as a result of the massive winter storm. The eastern half of Kansas has been hit hard by a blizzard and earlier this (TUE) afternoon, the governor and other state officials held a news conference to address the situation. Here's an excerpt from that news conference, beginning with Major General Lee Tafanelli, the state's Director of Emergency Management. That's Governor Sam Brownback, speaking this (TUE) afternoon with reporters, about the state of emergency...

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

A massive winter storm has prompted Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to declare a state of emergency for more than 50 counties in the eastern half of the state. The blizzard has dumped heavy snow and created dangerous driving conditions across Kansas and much of the Midwest. A blizzard warning continues for part of northeast Kansas -- including Lawrence and Kansas City -- until 6 o'clock tomorrow (WED) morning. The rest of eastern Kansas remains under a winter storm warning until 6am.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Fifty-three counties in eastern Kansas are under a state of emergency due to the massive winter storm. Major General Lee Tafanelli (TAFF-uh-NELL-ee), the state's Director of Emergency Management, says heavy snow and strong winds are cutting visibility and creating dangerous driving conditions. State officials are urging people to stay indoors today (TUE) and avoid driving if at all possible. Blizzard warnings and winter storm warnings remain in effect for eastern Kansas until 6am tomorrow (TUE).

KPR Web Operations Saturday, January 29th, 2011

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KPR Web Operations Friday, January 28th, 2011

The day after Tom Blubaugh's wife pleaded guilty in the University of Kansas ticket scam, he followed suit. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has the story.

KPR Web Operations Friday, January 28th, 2011

Kansas kicks-off a year-long birthday celebration tomorrow (SAT) when it turns 150-years-old. Yesterday (THUR), KPR's J. Schafer began taking stock of the state's people, places and history. Today (FRI)... we present the second half of his series, "Kansas from A to Z." As part of the state's birthday celebration, the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka will open a new exhibit later this (FRI) morning. Admission is free and doors open at 9 o'clock for the exhibit titled: "150 Things I Love About Kansas."

KPR Web Operations Friday, January 28th, 2011

It may be the costliest guilty plea yet in the University of Kansas ticket scandal. Charlette (shar-LET) Blubaugh (BLUE-baw) entered a guilty plea in federal court to one count of conspiracy to steal tickets for sporting events. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has the story.

KPR Web Operations Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Kansas officially celebrates its 150th birthday this weekend. The state has less than one percent of the nation's population, and yet... in terms of its contributions to society, Kansas is quite possibly the most productive piece of land in the world. In the first of a two-part series, KPR's J. Schafer takes a look at Kansas from A to Z. KPR news intern Mark Arehart, a KU senior from Omaha, provided production assistance for this report.

KPR Web Operations Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Kansas Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran have introduced a resolution in Congress asking the rest of the nation to take note of Kansas -- and its 150 years of statehood. More from KPR's J. Schafer. (Optional TAG for KPR) Speaking of the state's 150th anniversary, KPR's J. Schafer will take a look at Kansas contributions to society -- from A to Z -- coming up at ______ (6:40am / 8:40am), here on KPR.

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