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KMUW Radio Monday, December 27th, 2021

An autopsy says Cedric Lofton suffered a cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained at Sedgwick County county's juvenile facility last fall.

Russell County rancher Rich Koester sits on his four-wheeler with his dog, Gibbs. Koester estimates that all of his roughly 800-acre pasture burned in the Four County Fire. (Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, December 23rd, 2021

Extreme winds and drought fueled widespread grass fires across western and central Kansas earlier this month. Now, the ranchers, farmers and communities who lost so much begin to pick up the pieces.

Kelly Kluthe, who has taught in public high schools in Kansas and Missouri, recently took a job at a private Catholic grade school, saying she has lost faith in public education. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Kluthe)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

Generally, teachers will “gut it out for the kids” until the end of the year. But a notably different tenor this fall has some Kansas educators speaking out against what they say is a toxic environment.  

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.


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