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Public can comment on Evergy sustainability plan after critiques over transparency

Members of the public will be allowed to comment on Evergy's five-year sustainability plan after environmental and consumer advocates criticized regulators' process as not...

Evergy earnings shot up following February cold snap that forced blackouts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Evergy more than doubled its earnings in the first quarter compared to the beginning of 2020, largely due to the...

Less pollution, lower bills: Kansas, Missouri move ahead on utility securitization

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Utility providers across Kansas and Missouri may soon be able to retire coal-fired power plants faster as the energy sector...

New funding to curb wildfires pushed in Congress, as another fire...

WASHINGTON — As wildfires across the United States grow in size, intensity and duration each summer, members of Congress from the West are pushing...

Evergy to shutter Lawrence coal plant, speed transition to renewable energy

Evergy will retire its coal power plant in Lawrence, the oldest in its fleet, by the end of 2023, the company announced on Friday. The...

With ‘Amtrak Joe’ in the White House, states hope for a...

Stu Nicholson has been trying for decades without success to get Amtrak — or any other passenger rail service — to come to Columbus,...

Biden calls for sweeping ‘once-in-a-generation investment’ to reshape the nation

WASHINGTON — Standing in the same House chamber where a violent mob temporarily disrupted the certification of his victory, President Joe Biden on Wednesday heralded...

Kansas Reflector editor in chief is the Kansas Press Association’s journalist...

TOPEKA — Sherman Smith, editor in chief of the Kansas Reflector, is the Kansas Press Association's journalist of the year. Smith is among four employees...

Schmidt joins Republican AGs taking aim at ‘social cost of carbon’...

The attorneys general in Missouri and Kansas have joined their Republican counterparts in 20 states demanding that the federal government not consider the social...

Kansas GOP lawmakers eager to rally partisan allies to challenge Kelly’s...

Kansas GOP legislators cobbling together roadmap forallies drawn to overriding series of vetoes by Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly.

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