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A view of the West Bottoms and downtown Kansas City, Kansas, from Ermine Case Jr. Park in April 2020. (Photo by Julie Denesha for the Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Thousands of businesses received large loans that were part of the federal coronavirus aid.

A second alligator spotted in Wildcat Creek. (Photo provided by City of Manhattan)
J. Schafer Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Two alligators went missing from a pet store in Manhattan. One was killed, another remains at large. But now, a third alligator has been sighted in Wildcat Creek.

A building on the KU campus in Lawrence. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

KU will give faculty the choice to host in-person classes after previously saying classes would be held.

 The Reconciliation Memorial in Wichita's Veterans Memorial Park. (Photo by Hugo Phan for the Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Some people are raising questions about a monument honoring Confederate and Union Civil War veterans.

Kima, a white tiger, came to Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory in Louisburg in 2009. (Photo from
KCUR Radio Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

As many as 100 small wildlife sanctuaries are operating throughout the United States with little to no regulation. But the operators of an animal sanctuary in Louisburg say they’re trying to do things the right way.

View of the Flint Hills near Cottonwood Falls (Photo by J. Schafer)
Associated Press Friday, June 19th, 2020

A large-scale track expansion is tearing up a scenic stretch of the Kansas Flint Hills, near some of the last remaining tallgrass prairie left in the nation.  The multiyear project by BNSF Railway to build a second main line of track in Kansas got little public attention until construction began this year on a nearly 42-mile stretch of track that the railroad is laying from Ellinor to El Dorado.

Troy Mentzer is an owner of The Pad, a restaurant in Topeka that received a federal loan during the coronavirus. (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Federal paycheck loans stabilized some Kansas businesses during the financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus.

 Rube Foster, one of the best pitchers of the early 20th Century, worked with a white man, J.L. Wilkinson to establish the Negro National League during the segregation era in baseball. (Photo: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum)
Greg Echlin Friday, May 29th, 2020

Some baseball historians say today’s pandemic is almost a repeat of what happened 100 years ago in Kansas City.

Great Scott! Community Market in Winchester, Illinois, fits inside an old shoe store. (Photo by John Paul Coonrod for Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Monday, May 25th, 2020

Business has been booming for many rural grocery stores since the pandemic hit. Owners and operators of those stores are hoping their new customers stick around long after coronavirus travel restrictions are lifted and product shortages ease.  

Presley Busenbarrick fills a bag for pick-up at 5th Street Mercantile in downtown Atchison. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

State restrictions are loosening, meaning many businesses are reopening in Kansas.


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