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Scene from the 1951 feature film "Santa Fe," by Columbia Pictures.  The movie is based on a novel involving construction of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad.
J. Schafer Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

It's the end of the trail for our year-long series commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail. In this last segment, hear how the rails displaced the trails. Learn how the Santa Fe Trail was replaced by the Santa Fe Rail.

Elizabeth Dole looks on while guards carry her late husband's casket during the memorial service in Russell, Kansas. (Photo by David Condos, HPPR)
Kansas News Service Sunday, December 12th, 2021

At memorial services in the former presidential nominee's hometown and the state Capitol in Topeka, Kansans paid their respects Saturday to one of the state's most well-known leaders.  

A for sale sign sits in front of a home in Hays. Especially in rural areas, a lack of moderately priced homes and an aging housing stock have strained the market. (Photo by David Condos, HPPR and the Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Statewide housing shortages continue to lock middle class Kansans out of home ownership and threaten the state’s economic growth. A new study highlights some solutions.

J. Schafer Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

The state of Kansas is hosting another statewide virtual job fair, December 8 and 9.

Former Kansas Republican Senator Bob Dole on the campaign trail.
Kansas News Service Sunday, December 5th, 2021

The lifelong Republican represented Kansas on a national stage and staunchly supported his party's candidates, including President Donald Trump. He's remembered in part for pushing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law and for his bipartisan work on food stamps and social security benefits.

Former Kansas GOP Senator Bob Dole has died at the age of 98. (Photo by AP)
Staff and Wire ... Sunday, December 5th, 2021

Former Kansas Senator Bob Dole has died. His wife, former U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole, announced the news on Twitter. Bob Dole served in World War II, where he was injured while fighting in Italy. His war wounds left him with a permanent disability. Later, he was instrumental in passing the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Evergy's Lawrence Energy Center, a coal-fired power plant. (Photo by Brian Grimmett, KMUW)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

A growing relationship between the utility company Evergy and activist investment firm Elliott Management is raising red flags with state and federal regulators.

J. Schafer Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

Two hundred years ago this month, a handful of American traders from Franklin, Missouri, received a warm welcome in the Mexican city of Santa Fe, which signaled the opening of trade on what became known as the Santa Fe Trail. Listen to Part 11 in our monthly series marking 200 years of the Santa Fe Trail.

The race for four seats on the Wichita school board has become a battle between the incumbents and a slate of challengers recruited by the county Republican Party. (Photo by Suzanne Perez, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

People running for local office in Kansas find themselves in increasingly partisan-like contests settled by an ever more polarized electorate.  

Substitute teacher Serle McNeil leads an algebra class at Andover High School. McNeil is one of a team of full-time subs rounded up last year to fill in a suddenly chronic shortage. (Photo by Suzanne Perez, KMUW)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

Schools across Kansas can't find enough substitute teachers in the midst of a lingering pandemic and national labor shortage. That could have long-term consequences for students.  


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