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Energy
7:51 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Fort Hays State Installs Wind Turbines to Generate 97% Of Campus Power

Construction of the wind turbines on FHSU's campus.
Credit The Hays Post

Fort Hays State University will begin generating most of its electricity from wind turbines by the end of the summer.

After more than six years of planning and a $9 million investment, work crews are installing two 400-foot wind turbines at the university in Hays. Crews started installing the first turbine last week.

Fort Hays President Edward Hammond says the turbines should be operational by Aug. 1.

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Historic Places
6:10 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Historic Topeka House Again Up For Auction

Two open houses of a historic Kansas home are scheduled for potential buyers as the state tries again to sell the property.

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Education
6:56 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Governor Brownback Considers Options To Save Education Funding

Legislators passed a budget with more than $60 million in cuts over two years for the state's universities last week.  Gov. Sam Brownback told reporters on Friday that his office had received the budget, and they were going through it line by line.

He may have been focusing on the lines where universities faces across-the board cuts, and cuts to funding for salaries, which Gov. Brownback said, "I'm  not pleased with. I thought it should have been stable funding. So we're going to be looking at what all options are."

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Community
6:28 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Kansas Housing Resources Corp. Wants Your Help Spending $2 M For Rural Housing

The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation is asking for proposals for using $2 million in state funding for rural moderate-income housing.

The program is open to communities across Kansas with populations of less than 60,000 residents. The grants and loans are for building multi-family or single-family housing, to rehabilitate housing and to build utility extensions to support new developments.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Mon June 10, 2013

At Play: Of Fun And Song

The Say What? Improv comedy troupe

You can see Glory Days in a very limited engagement Friday and Saturday at Newman University’s Jabara Black Box Theatre.

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Community
6:30 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Kansas Needs $4 Billion In Drinking Water Infrastructure Upgrades

A new EPA report to Congress says the nation's drinking water infrastructure will need $384 billion dollars worth of improvements over the next 20 years, including more than $4 billion in Kansas.

William Carr manages the revolving loan fund that finances drinking water projects in Kansas. He says most of the projects on the list are for transmission and distribution, especially the underground pipes that carry water to homes and businesses.

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Environment
6:22 am
Fri June 7, 2013

As Drought Drags On, Fish Species Are Disappearing

A Kansas State University researcher says the prolonged North American drought is taking a toll on some species of fish and affecting their long-term viability.

Biology professor Keith Gido says a few species have disappeared, including the silver chub that was once found in a southern Kansas river.

He said a survey found 300 of the fish in the summer of 2011 but only three in 2012 - and none in a sampling this spring.

Community
6:00 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Get Help Making Your House More Energy Efficient

Ernest Tolon makes minor repairs to a Wichita home to increase its energy efficiency.
Credit Courtesy / Kansas Chapter of Sierra Club

Two local groups are partnering in an attempt to reduce Wichita’s energy use and save homeowners money.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Richard Crowson: I Vote! (By Rote)

How could the Kansas Legislature do what they did? Maybe it’s because they know the Kansas voters always sing the same song.

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Kansas Budget
3:54 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

KS Regents Blast University Budget Cuts

Members of the Kansas Board of Regents Thursday criticized the cuts to higher education in a budget passed by the state Legislature.

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