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Jeffrey Energy Center, a coal-fired power plant operated by Evergy, is located northwest of St. Marys in Pottawatomie County. (Photo from Kanss Highway Patrol Air Support Unit)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

A bill recently passed by the Kansas Legislature would allow the state's utilities companies to refinance a portion of what they owe on some of its largest investments, freeing up money to put into new, greener energy infrastructure. Click through to find out how that works. 

Amtrak's Santa Fe Train Station in Lawrence was constructed in 1955 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (Photo by J. Schafer, Kansas Public Radio)
Kansas News Service Friday, April 2nd, 2021

The Southwest Chief route gets a vote of confidence from Amtrak, prompting a sigh of relief from southwestern Kansas communities.

Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

The president of Haskell Indian Nations University, Ronald Graham, finds himself under criticism from a national campus free speech organization that says his administration has violated the First Amendment rights of students and staff.

J. Schafer Monday, March 22nd, 2021

There's a new walking path open, not too far south of Lawrence, where visitors can see ruts left behind by freight wagons traveling on the Santa Fe Trail.

 A wind farm in Ellsworth County, Kansas. (Photo by Brian Grimmett, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Kansas is one of only a handful of states lacking an energy plan for the future.

 U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall of Kansas speaking at a Johnson County Republican rally late in the 2020 campaign. (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Critics say the new U.S. senator from Kansas, Republican Roger Marshall, might have gotten off to a bad start with senators of both parties with his votes to overturn the election.

A gas furnace ignites to heat a Kansas home. (Photo by Brian Grimmett, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Energy prices will be going up in Kansas after a winter storm caused an energy crunch.

Glenn Price at KANU Studio, photo courtesy of Price family
Kaye McIntyre Sunday, February 21st, 2021

We remember KANU's first chief announcer, who passed away January 17, 2021.

Overland Park resident Pat Traffas, with the Kansas Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, stands next to a DAR marker near Lanesfield School in Johnson County.
J. Schafer Friday, February 19th, 2021

In this second installment of our monthly radio series, Dave Kendall speaks with Pat Traffas, of Overland Park, about commemorative markers put in place along the Santa Fe Trail by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Traffas is a former regent with the Kansas Society of DAR.

Alvin Lee stands beside his barn on his 160-acre farm near Wewoka, Oklahoma. (Photo by Seth Bodine / Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

In the 1990s, Black farmers won a $1 billion lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But now, some are saying the settlement did not punish the people who have engaged in systemic discrimination against Blacks in agriculture for decades.


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