(R) Lane Roberts Running For A 2nd Term In Missouri’s 161st District

It’s Morning Editon on K R P S. In-person voting takes place on Tuesday November 3rd and this morning we continue our series, Chatting with the Candidates. This morning we focus on the 161st District in Southwest Missouri. Next hour we’ll hear from challenger and Democrat Joshua Shackles. But first, Republican candidate Lane Roberts who is running to earn his second term in the […]

Challenger (D)Joshua Shackles Looks To Unseat Republican Incumbent In Missouri’s 161st District

It’s Morning Editon on K R P S. In-person voting takes place on Tuesday November 3rd and this morning we continue our series, Chatting with the Candidates. This morning we focus on the 161st District in Southwest Missouri. Next hour we’ll hear from incumbent Republican Lane Roberts, but first we hear from challenger Democrat Joshusa Shackles in his first bid to earn a seat […]

New Podcast From KHN Focuses On The Closure of Mercy Hospital Fort Scott

A new podcast from K H N titled ‘Where It Hurts’ focuses on healthcare in rural America. The first season titled, ‘No Mercy’ was released in late September. The story is reported on by Southeast Kansas native Sarah Jane Tribble who grew up in Parsons, Kansas on a 10-acre farm that her parents still live on today.  ‘No Mercy’ tells the story […]

Advocates Of ‘Yes on 3’ Say It Would Rid Missouri Of Gerrymandering

It’s Morning Edition on K R P S. Election day is nearing, and residents of Kansas have until next Tuesday, October 13th to register to vote, although this past Tuesday was the final day to register to vote in Missouri. Speaking of Missouri, for those of you who can vote, Amendment 3 is on the ballot. On Tuesday’s Morning […]

‘No On Amendment 3 ‘Advocates Say It Would Take Missouri Backwards

 The countdown is now at 27 days until the final day you can vote, in-person, on Tuesday, November 3rd. Democrats and Republicans aren’t the only thing on the ballot in Missouri this election season. Amendment 3 is also. Essentially, if passed, it would overturn must of Clean Missouri, as known as Amendment 1, that voters passed by a nearly 2 to 1 […]

Advocates Of ‘No On 3’ Say It Would Reverse Clean Missouri of 2018

The aftermath of Clean Missouri, the amendment that voters overwhelmingly passed two years continues. K R P S’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.    In 2018, Missouri voters, by nearly a 2 to 1 margin voting in favor of Amendment 1. The Lobbying Campaign Finance and Restricting Initiative, also known as Clean Missouri. The amendment was supposed to create two […]

(D) Lynn Grant Looks To Unseat Kansas Republican In District 2

There are 28 more days until the General Election on Tuesday, November 3rd. This morning we hear from both candidates running for Kansas’ House of Representative seat in District 2. Next hour we’ll hear from incumbent Republican Ken Collins, seeking his second term. But first, a newcomer to the ballot, sort of. You might recognize […]

(R)Rep. Ken Collins Seeks Reelection To Kansas House in 2nd District

In Kansas you still have two weeks to request a mail in ballot, the deadline is Tuesday, October 27th.  This morning we turn our attention to the Kansas House of Representatives and the 2nd District. Next hour we’ll hear from Democrat Lynn Grant. She is facing, Republican Ken Collins, who is seeking his second term. I spoke with Representative Collins last week at his convenience store in Mulberry, Kansas. Both of us […]

Missouri Governor Returns to Campaign Trail

Missouri Governor Mike Parson is back on the campaign trail after both me and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus last month. K R P S’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.    Since the pandemic reached Missouri in February, Governor Parson has resisted issuing a statewide stay at home order or a statewide mask ordnance. This […]

Missouri Continues To Struggle With Pandemic

Later this week, Missouri will likely surpass 2,200 COVID-19 related deaths since the first cases was reported in early February. K R P S’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.    Missouri has averaged about 271 COVID-19 related deaths per month for the first 8 months of the pandemic. That’s according to the latest data from the Missouri […]