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A drive-thru COVID vaccination site in March. (Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

As the more contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus fuels new outbreaks in southwest Missouri, public health officials in southeast Kansas are redoubling their COVID vaccination push.  

Staff and Wire ... Monday, July 12th, 2021

Here's a summary of news headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers. Our daily headlines are generally posted by 10 a.m. weekdays and by 1 p.m. on weekends and updated throughout the day. This ad-free news summary is made possible by KPR members. Become one today!

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Kaye McIntyre Sunday, July 11th, 2021

The Truman Presidential Museum reopened last week after a 2 year, $29 million renovation.  Join Kaye McIntyre and curator Clay Bauske for a visit to the Museum in Independence, Missouri.

Associated Press Sunday, July 11th, 2021

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

Hundreds of workers at the Frito-Lay facility in Topeka are on strike after rejecting a two-year contract from the company. Workers want higher wages and less mandatory overtime. (Photo by Abigail Censky, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Saturday, July 10th, 2021

Union members rejected a contract offer and walked off the job this week complaining about stagnant wages and sometimes being forced to work six and seven-day weeks.

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Associated Press Saturday, July 10th, 2021

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staffers.

Staff and Wire ... Friday, July 9th, 2021

Happy Friday!  Here's a summary of news headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.  Our daily headlines are generally posted by 10 am weekdays and by 1 pm on weekends and updated throughout the day.  This ad-free news summary is made possible by KPR members. Become one today

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.

Staff and Wire ... Thursday, July 8th, 2021

Here's a summary of news headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers. These daily headlines are generally posted by 10 a.m. weekdays and by 1 p.m. on weekends and updated throughout the day. This ad-free news summary is made possible by KPR members. Become one today!

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