Falling crude prices are hitting oil producers especially hard in Kansas. The oil industry in the state is dominated by small, independent operators who depend heavily on the cash flow from producing wells to pay to drill new ones.
The Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association says the low prices are causing many companies to re-evaluate their drilling plans.
Analysts say the growth in new drilling across the country will slow as drillers avoid rock that is either not well understood or known to be unproductive.
When you go to an auction for anything from antiques to real estate – you will rarely hear a female auctioneer. A woman in Wichita has broken that image and has won international recognition. KMUW’s Carla Eckels has the story…
Wichita Female Auctioneer Megan McCurdy Niedens won the 2013 International Auctioneer Championship Competition- Women’s Division.
The ACLU wants all state agencies in Kansas to recognize same sex marriages. As Stephen Koranda reports, the group is now asking a federal court to make it happen.
The court filing specifically names several state officials, including the secretary of revenue. It says people in same sex relationships have been denied state benefits, like joining their spouse’s health insurance or filing joint taxes.
Thomas Witt, with the group Equality Kansas, says the courts have let same sex marriages go forward in Kansas, and that means they should also be recognized by state agencies.
Final demolition of Wichita State University’s Wheatshocker Apartments started Monday morning. As KMUW’s Sean Sandefur reports, the six-story building along 17th street has housed students for decades.
The Wheatshocker Apartments have seen wave after wave of students since 1965. On Monday, a wrecking ball chipped away section after section. Big chunks collapsed in clouds of dust and flying concrete.
Protesters spoke out against the recent grand jury decisions in both Staten Island, New York and Ferguson, Missouri—two communities affected by officer-involved killings.
The two incidents, which occurred nearly 1,000 miles away from one another, will forever be linked by nationwide protesting over decisions not to indict the officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Reverand Martin Grizzell stands with other protesters near Wichita State University. He holds a sign that reads, “America Practices Segregation, But Preaches Integration.”