A cluster of earthquakes near Hutchinson in the last few days has prompted Kansas to take a closer look at injection wells. Corinne Boyer of the Kansas News Service has more.
In 2014, Kansas had the worst rate in the nation of teens who received the HPV vaccine, at only 34 percent. A new federal report shows the state has made big strides, with almost two-thirds of teens vaccinated in 2018.
The group No Bans on Choice and the ACLU of Missouri says they’re suing Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft to prevent state officials from delaying ballot measures in the future.
U-S Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri says the state can do more to help families at Fort Leonard Wood. As St. Louis Public Radio’s Jonathan Ahl reports, he wants to make it easier for spouses of service members to find jobs.
Kansas has improved the rate of teens that have been vaccinated against HPV in recent years. But as Stephen Koranda of the Kansas news service reports, the state is still in the bottom 10.
Though this week’s indictment of a KU professor raises concerns about academic espionage …faculty leaders say the university has a –quote– “good track record” in safeguarding research.
Pro-abortion rights advocates announced Thursday they’re abandoning a planned referendum onMissouri’s eight-week abortion ban because Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft left them only two weeks to gather signatures. As St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Fentem reports, the No Bans On Choice Coalition is suing Ashcroft to overturn the laws they say held up the process.
In lieu of flowers please contribute to the Carol Stark Excellence in Journalism Scholarship Fund. For more information visit, www.mssu.edu/giving . In the ‘Chose school or fund’ field choose ‘other’ and indicate that you would like your gift to go towards the Carol Stark Excellence in Journalism Scholarship Fund.
Carol Stark spent 36-years at the Joplin Globe, starting her journalism career first at the Carthage Press before moving to the Globe in 1983. The 61-year old Editor of the newspaper passed away at Barnes-Jewish hospital in St. Louis on August 14, 2019 at the age of 61. She won numerous award and honors over her over three decades of work as a journalist in Southwest Missouri.
Scott Meeker remembers his first day working at the Joplin Globe in 1998. The publication had hired him to “enter lunch menus and write obituaries” as he told me last Friday inside of his office at Missouri Southern State University. Meekers first day at the Globe was also the first time that he met Stark. At the time Stark was one of the Globe’s feature writers, an aspiration that Meeker himself wanted to work towards.
As readers, viewers or listeners we invite members of the media into our lives to entertain, inform and help us better understand the world around us. Meeker had read Stark’s columns in the Globe for years and was already greatly aware of the kind of detailed storyteller she was before they met. What he didn’t know was that he had met a lifelong friend and a mentor and that their relationship would grow stronger over the next 20-years.
Stark’s work went far beyond the Joplin Globe. She both mentored and advised journalism students at Joplin High School’s newspaper, the Spyglass, in addition to spending time with students of Missouri Southern’s newspaper, the Chart. Stark’s roots also crossed the border west into Kansas, as she gave Josh Letner, now the Director of Student Publications at Pittsburg State University his first job in journalism. Meeker remembers how well Stark’s storytelling abilities connected with readers, a trait that he attributes to her rising to become the first female executive editor in the Globe’s 111-year history.
May 22, 2011 was a day that residents of Joplin, Missouri will never forget. The day that an EF-5 tornado ripped through the city killing 158-people and causing almost 3-billion dollars in damage. Thousands of residents lost everything, including several employees of the Joplin Globe. The following year the newspaper would go on to earn several awards for its coverage and aftermath of the tornado, including the Distinguished Writing Award for Deadline News Reporting from the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Also, in 2012 the Globe was named Community Newspaper Holding Incorporated (NHCI) Newspaper of the Year and awarded first place in public service. Scott Meeker was apart of the Globe’s tornado coverage and saw firsthand the kind of fierce and thoughtful leader that Carol Stark was. Meeker says that he will remember Stark most for her strength.
Kansas is fighting the compensation claims of a Kansas City, Kansas, man who spent 23 years inprison for a double murder he did not commit.
It’ll take $8 million to replace an outdated system Kansas uses to store fingerprints. As Stephen Koranda reports for the Kansas News Service, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation says the database is at risk of failing.
When the U-S Department of Agriculture announced it would be moving two research agencies from Washington to the Kansas City area, local lawmakers gushed about the hundreds of high-paying federal jobs. But as Frank Morris reports, it’s not working out that way.
An aging system that holds millions of fingerprints for Kansas law enforcement is in danger offailing, and it will take millions of dollars to replace it.
The start of a new school year at Pittsburg State brings new students to Southeast Kansas, as hot the temperatures of summer begin to fade thoughts of football and fall start to take shape. This year on ‘The Crimson and Gold Connection’ we’re introducing a permanent spot for Pittsburg State President Steve Scott. He will appear every 3rd Wednesday at 8:50 am and Friday at 3:50 pm of the month on the ‘Connection’.
Public universities throughout Kansas have faced financial pressures throughout President Scott’s tenure but he points to the advocacy of Pittsburg State at the state capitol in Topeka as an important piece of the puzzle. He says that he’s seen a positive culture change in this time as President of the the university, even through the post-recession period and the state of Kansas lowering their financial allocations not only to Pittsburg State but to public universities throughout the state.
For those of us who love what we do, the word retirement is not in our vocabulary, we will simply work until the end. But the legacy of President Scott at Pittsburg State regardless of what is accomplished the remainder of his time at the university will be known for navigating the institution through the lean times of the post-recession period of the late 2000’s and early 2010’s the lean years of the Brownback administration, construction and completion of the Bicknell Center. His advocacy for the completion of Highway 69 and his endless enthusiasm and passion for Southeast Kansas. While part of him is rooted in the here and now, another side is planning out the future, both for the students of Pittsburg State and even the residents of the city of Pittsburg.
Drones will be making long-distance flights to inspect power lines as part of a new test program in Kansas. As Stephen Koranda of the Kansas News Service reports, state officials say it’s the first time the federal government has approved this type of flight.
A new report from the environmental advocacy group Sierra Club claims coal power plants owned by Evergy in Kansas and Missouri have lost nearly $266 million dollars since 2015.
A top Missouri Republican said Monday the state dropped more than 100,000 peoplefrom Medicaid rolls because they don’t qualify for the program. As St. Louis Public Radio’s Sarah Fentem reports, Republican Speaker of the House Elijah Haahr says the state’s been using a new computer system to determine eligibility.
A new report from the Sierra Club claims that coal plants in Kansas and Missouri are losingmillions of dollars every year. As Brian Grimmett of the Kansas News Service explains, the energy company disagrees.
State officials say Kansas will be the first state to test out federally approved long-distance droneflights.
U.S. Representative Sharice Davids of Kansas’s 3rd congressional district discussed ideas for reducing drug costs while in the Kansas City area during Congress’s August recess. KCUR’s Alex Smith spoke with her.
After spending the summer listening to the concerns of rural Kansans, Lieutenant Governor Lynn Rogers says he’s feeling a lot of pressure to produce a plan that leads to action.
Missouri Democrats believe they can bounce back after three dismal election cycles in a row.
Abortion rights groups say it’s unlikely they will collect enough signatures to put a repeal of Missouri’s eight week abortion ban bill on the ballot. But even if they do, a major GOP donor issued a statement Friday criticizing the Republican in charge of writing the ballot language. KCUR’s Aviva has more