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Extended freezing cold temperatures are leading to higher demand for heat and threatening to disrupt Midwest power supplies. (Photo by J. Schafer)
J. Schafer Sunday, February 14th, 2021

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has issued a State of Disaster Emergency due to wind chill warnings and the stress placed on power companies. Record-setting cold temperatures are putting a strain on utilities across the Midwest. Evergy is asking customers to conserve electricity use as much as possible through Wednesday (February 17) to avoid potential power outages.

William Pope was arrested Friday morning by FBI agents and Topeka police. (Photo from the Shawnee County Jail)
Kansas News Service Friday, February 12th, 2021

A man from Topeka was arrested in connection to the attack on the U.S. Capitol last month.

KPR Staff Thursday, February 11th, 2021

For anyone planning to recreate in the great outdoors this winter, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is offering tips on how to stay safe. Despite fridgid conditions, many hunters, fishers and hikers will venture outside to enjoy nature and KDWPT officials have some advice.   

 Hays City Manager Toby Dougherty at the R9 Ranch in Edwards County, Kansas. (Photo by Brian Grimmett, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, February 8th, 2021

Cities and agriculture are competing for water in parts of Kansas.

 Joey Bahr stands near a sign marking the buried cable that he can't tap into for his home internet, even though it travels through his property. (Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

New satellite technology might bring better internet to rural Kansas.

From the 1940's through the mid 1980's, the "Pleasant Valley Gang" filled the early morning airways with live music on WIBW Radio 580 in Topeka. (Photo Courtesy WIBW)
NET-Nebraska Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Live music on the radio has a long history in Kansas.  Now, two Kansas City area musicians, Kelley Hunt and David Basse, are finding new ways to reach listeners during the COVID era.

Kansas News Service file photo
Kansas News Service Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

COVID-19 canceled spring break, but K-State students will get a day off to help prevent burnout.

File photo of the Max Kade Center, adjacent to Kansas Public Radio, at the University of Kansas. (Photo by J. Schafer)
J. Schafer Sunday, January 24th, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for a large part of the KPR listening area, including Topeka, Junction City and Manhattan.

 Photo by Chris Neal for the Kansas News Service
Kansas News Service Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

Teachers say hybrid learning is not helping students more than all-online classes.

Dave Kendall and Rex Buchanan have been working on a documentary about the 200 year history of the Santa Fe Trail, which will premiere later this year.  .
J. Schafer Thursday, January 14th, 2021

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail. A number of activities will take place in Kansas and Missouri this year, celebrating the trail and recognizing its importance. Today, we launch our own journey along the trail with Rex Buchanan and Dave Kendall, who've been working on a documentary project about the trail, the Interstate Highway of its time.


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