August 22 2019 8 AM KRPS Newscast

Kansas is fighting the compensation claims of a Kansas City, Kansas, man who spent 23 years in prison 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 It’ll take $8 million to replace an outdated system Kansas uses to store fingerprints.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 …

August 22 2019 7 AM KRPS Newscast

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 …

The Crimson and Gold Connection Pittsburg State President Steve Scott

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 …

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 …

August 20 2019 7 AM KRPS Newscast

A new report from the Sierra Club claims that coal plants in Kansas and Missouri are losing millions 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 drone flights. The period to …

August 19 2019 8 AM KRPS Newscast

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 …

August 19 2019 7 AM KRPS Newscast

Kansas Lieutenant Governor Lynn Rogers spent three months criss-crossing the state to find out what rural Kansans think should be done to revitalize their shrinking communities. Kansas officials say a contractor managing a literacy program misspent welfare dollars on travel and staff salaries. State Auditor Nicole Galloway is getting strong support from Democratic stalwarts a …

Stu Hite Director of Police At Pittsburg State

Today is the first day of the 2019-2020 school at Pittsburg State University. The normally sleepy city in Southeast Kansas will swell as almost 6,000 students from throughout the Four States either move to Pittsburg or reside it’s in neighboring cities. Safety is a key concern at a university where 100’s of students also call …

August 16 8 AM KRPS Newscast

A new report from social policy researchers at the Urban Institute says about 11 percent of Kansas women of childbearing age don’t have health insurance. The state attorney general’s office says Kansas Senate leaders did not violate the law during the 2019 session when they closed the chamber during a protest over Medicaid expansion. At …

August 16 2019 7 AM KRPS Newscast

Advocates for open government argue Kansas Senate leaders went too far when they closed the chamber to quell a protest in May. The state attorney general’s office now says that did not violate the open meetings act. Stephen Koranda of the Kansas News Service has more. About one in 10 Kansas women between the ages …