August 20 2019 8 AM KRPS Newscast

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.

Monday was the final day to submit an application for a medical marijuana facility in Missouri.

A top Missouri Republican said Monday the state dropped more than 100,000 people from 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.

Published by KRPS News

89.9 KRPS Morning Edition Host and Producer Fred Fletcher-Fierro

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