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An electric vehicle plugs in to a Level 2 charging station in Olathe, Kansas. (Photo by Brian Grimmett, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, July 30th, 2021

Rural Kansans stand to save a lot of money by switching to an electric car or truck. But availability, policy and infrastructure roadblocks could get in the way.

Turkey Vulture (Wikimedia Commons)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

Warmer weather and plentiful roadkill have created a welcoming home for turkey vultures in parts of Kansas. And once they find a place to roost, there's not much towns can do to make them leave.  

(Photo by J. Schafer)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

The University of Kansas has taken some extra measures in its contract with new head football coach Lance Leipold. 

J. Schafer Friday, July 9th, 2021

Listen to episode seven in KPR's monthly series commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail. In today's episode, we hear about John Brown, "Border Ruffians" and Fort Union through the words of Marian Sloan Russell, who wrote about them in her memoirs. Russell is portrayed here by actress Lindsay Wagner. (Yes, the Bionic Woman!)

J. Schafer Thursday, July 8th, 2021

Since it first started broadcasting 69 years ago, Kansas Public Radio has been providing news, weather, music, information and entertainment to listeners in eastern Kansas and western Missouri. KPR began its broadcast life as KANU FM on September 15, 1952, using a donated FM transmitter. With help from listeners and a dedicated staff, we've come a long way over the past 69 years.

Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in an attempt to stop Congress from certifying the results of the presidential election. (Photo via the U.S. Department of Justice)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

The fringe beliefs of right-wing extremists in Kansas, dating back at least to groups like Posse Comitatus, who trained for war against their government 40 years ago, have now migrated to the mainstream of American politics.  

Students at a summer school program at Cessna Elementary School in Wichita. (Photo by Suzanne Perez / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

One thing the world learned during the pandemic is that school kids lose pace when Zoom replaces the classroom.

J. Schafer Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Listen to episode six in KPR's monthly series commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail. In this installment, we hear about Susan Shelby Magoffin, who traveled along the trail to Bent's Fort, in present day Colorado, and on to Santa Fe.

Workers at Shining Star Hemp Co. near Pratt load a bag of hemp biomass into the processor. (Photo by Brian Grimmett, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Complicated state and federal rules are part of what’s holding the industry back.

U.S. Capitol
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Congressional Republicans did away with "earmarks" more than a decade ago. Democrats have brought them back. Now, Kansas Republicans serving in Congress have a choice to make: take the money for their districts, or stick to their small government principals. Abigail Censky, with the Kansas News Service, takes a closer look.


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