September 6 2019 7 AM KRPS Newscast

Much of the water used for irrigation in Kansas is pumped from a dwindling underground source. As Corinne Boyer of the Kansas News Service reports, more farmers now rely on high-tech gear to conserve water.

About a dozen law enforcement departments in Kansas have partnered with Ring. That’s the security camera company owned by Amazon.  Police in cities that partner with Amazon can ask users to share videos of their doorsteps to help prevent crime.

Missouri clergy leaders met with Governor Mike Parson Thursday to discuss gun violence in the state. Parson continued to push back on calls for a special session on gun violence. But he did agree to identify resources through job training in his workforce development program and funding to address public safety matters.

Healthcare for Missouri is a new group gathering signatures to let Missouri voters decide whether to expand the state’s Medicaid program.  To hear what the group’s work will look like in the conservative southwest corner of the state, Claire Kidwell spoke to the local coordinator there.

Published by KRPS News

89.9 KRPS Morning Edition Host and Producer Fred Fletcher-Fierro

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