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Do you love to sketch, draw, or paint? Do you like to watch birds? Do you want to make sure the environment is healthy for everyone to enjoy? Are you a student in grades K-12? If so, grab your paints, colored pencils, markers, and paper and join other students from all across the country and…

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WASHINGTON — Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008.

DODGE CITY – Western Kansas Manufacturers Association, sponsor of the annual 3i Show, is excited to announce the return of High School Ag Career Day! High School Ag Career Day was a long-standing tradition of the 3i Show and, with the new October show dates falling once again during the scho…


The rumbling underneath Harper County, once a rare occurrence, is becoming a frequent experience. Kansas has had more than 120 earthquakes in 2014. A majority of tremors have occurred in Harper County. From Saturday through Tuesday, The News will explore Harper County’s quakes and how scientists are now suspecting that pumping fluids into deep underground wells used to dispose of wastewater can trigger an earthquake.
The Kansas economy relies on water and for more than a generation, experts have warned that western Kansas' economic resource is vanishing. With Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback putting a focus on the state's dwindling water supply, The Hutchinson News and the Salina Journal are delving into the issues surrounding the declining Ogallala Aquifer and how it affects Kansas. Our series will run through July 27.
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TOPEKA - The Kansas Water Authority has agreed to circulate an updated report on a proposal to build an aqueduct to take water from the Missouri River to southwestern Kansas despite its members showing little enthusiasm for the idea.

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Many Kansas farmers and companies already are taking action to conserve water. Here are some honored by the state at the Governor’s Water Conference in November.

Dead Towns

Kansas has more than 6,000 dead towns. Here are a few of them I traveled to as a Hutchinson News journalist.