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Associated Press Saturday, April 2nd, 2022

The top seeded Kansas Jayhawks will take on the #8 Tar Heels in Monday night's NCAA championship game.

(Photo by Beccy Tanner, KMUW)
KMUW Radio Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

A small town hopes to be known one day as the UFO Capital of Kansas.

The sun sets over a field near Union, Nebraska. Many believe daylight saving time was put in place to help farmers squeeze more sunlight out of the day to work in their fields. (Photo by Bill Anderson, Nebraska Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Thursday, March 24th, 2022

Agriculture often gets cited as the reason daylight saving time was put in place in the U.S. more than 100 years ago...yet it turns out the time change has few benefits for farmers.  

Ziwei Qi co-founded the Center for Empowering Victims of Gender-Based Violence in Hays to study the dynamics that perpetuate violence against women in rural Kansas and the solutions that could bring healing. (Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, March 7th, 2022

In rural places like western Kansas, the physical distance between support services and victims of domestic and sexual violence adds to the psychological and cultural barriers that might keep someone from seeking help.  

Michael Cutchins stands in front of a mountain of cottonseeds that have been removed by the gin at the Northwest Cotton Growers Co-op. (Photo by David Condos / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022

Cotton growing is on the rise in Kansas, but it still only accounts for a small fraction of production. Now, a combination of global warming, dwindling water and new infrastructure might change things.  

Richard Oswald's family has been farming in northwest Missouri since the 1840s. In his lifetime, he has experienced the effects of climate change firsthand, from warmer seasons to catastrophic flooding. "I just feel that if we had open discussions about it, then we could be better prepared for what happens,” Oswald said. (Photo by Shahla Farzan, for Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Monday, February 21st, 2022

In Kansas, the average winter temperature is about 4 degrees warmer than it was in 1970. That’s also true for Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa, and farmers are starting to feel the effects.  

J. Schafer Thursday, February 10th, 2022

The Lawrence School Board is considering whether to close and consolidate several elementary and middle schools in order to bridge a multi-million dollar budget deficit.

J. Schafer Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

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J. Schafer Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

Light to moderate snow at times will continue through the morning hours today (WED). Periods of light snow will be possible through tonight (WED), mainly south of I-70. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches are possible. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause blowing and drifting snow.

J. Schafer Tuesday, February 1st, 2022

Snow is likely to begin Tuesday night and continue through late Wednesday night. Periods of moderate to heavy snow are possible. Total snow and ice accumulations of 4 to 7 inches possible.


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