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Lesser prairie chicken may be listed as threatened in Kansas, endangered...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lesser prairie chickens could be listed as a threatened species in Kansas and northern stretches of the bird's habitat, the...

Poached deer racks up improbable nine-year political, financial scramble

Osage County landowners end nine-year fight with ownership of poached trophy deer antlers and reimbursement of $16,001 paid the state for the rack.

Electric buses, asphalt and bridges: Politicians jostle for federal transportation cash

WASHINGTON — The nearly $1 billion that U.S. Rep. Garret Graves is seeking through Congress’ revamped earmarks process isn’t a typo. The Louisiana Republican says Baton...

Role of western Kansas mini-wetlands on farming, aquifer under a microscope

Research project puts western Kansas mini-wetlands under microscope to get understanding of influence on farming, aquifer.

‘I have to go out and beg’: residents grapple with utility...

The pandemic has been especially hard on Louise Lynch’s family.  Her daughter caught COVID-19 as the virus first took hold in Kansas City and nearly...

EPA awards Topeka $300,000 cleanup grant to make way for riverfront...

TOPEKA — Topeka will receive $300,000 in federal funds to eradicate contamination near the Kansas River to make way for new development, city and...

How a plan to boost Kansas-Nebraska tourism got wrapped up in...

It started as a research project. University of Nebraska landscape architecture professor Kim Wilson asked her students in 2016 to brainstorm a way to increase...

Natural gas shortages, high prices helped drive February power outages

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A precipitous drop-off in natural-gas powered electricity, coupled with high demand and other power generation outages, drove the grid instability...

Biden’s ‘30 by 30’ conservation plan urges collaboration with private landowners

The Biden administration plans to broadly define conservation and encourage private landowners to adopt sustainable practices to meet a goal of protecting 30 percent...

Migratory bird protections to be permanently restored by Biden administration

The Interior Department plans to officially revoke a Trump-era rule that loosened enforcement of a longstanding law to protect migratory birds, the department said...

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