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Frank Morris

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As Cities Push For Their Own Broadband, Cable Firms Say Not So Fast

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Some U.S. cities are bypassing private Internet providers and creating their own, faster networks. But laws in 19 states impede those efforts, and some cities want the FCC to get involved.

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Kansas City Catholics Divided Over Vatican Investigation Of Bishop

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Robert Finn, head of Kansas City's diocese, is the only U.S. bishop convicted of shielding a sexually abusive priest. Supporters say Finn received conflicting advice about how to handle the problem.

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Groups Warn Of Dangers With Funding Of Universities By Koch Brothers

Monday, December 22, 2014

In addition to famously subsidizing political campaigns, the Koch brothers also pour millions a year into think tanks and universities. Some warn that the funding can come with conditions that threaten academic freedom.

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Wichita Tries To Boost Its Aviation Industry With Smaller Planes

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

It's a great time to be in the aviation industry, unless you are in Wichita, Kansas. Wichita calls itself the Air Capitol, what Detroit is to automobiles. But just like Detroit, Wichita has hit hard times.

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A Republican Battles To Keep His Job In Deep-Red Kansas

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Secretary of State Kris Kobach is a national crusader against illegal immigration, but this year some of his GOP brethren are turning against him as he struggles to win reelection.

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EPA Wades Into Water Fight With Farmers

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The EPA wants to "clarify" the scope of its oversight of water under the Clean Water Act. Big farm groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation call this a power grab that would place every ditch and mud puddle under federal regulation, forcing farmers to get permits for small trenches around the farm.

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Missouri National Guard Ordered To Ferguson To Restore Peace

Monday, August 18, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed an executive order sending the National Guard to Ferguson. And because of the unrest, schools are closed Monday. They were to have opened last week.

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Police And Protesters Clash Over Curfew In Ferguson

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson on Saturday and enforced a five-hour curfew. The night ended with tear gas and arrests of some protesters.

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Chocolatier Lindt To Buy Russell Stover

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Russell Stover has a long history, a large distribution network and loyal U.S. customers โ€” the world's largest chocolate market. Lindt specializes in higher-end brands like Ghirardelli and Lindor.

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The Hopes And Hazards Of The 15-Story Water Slide

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Kansas City now boasts the world's tallest water slide. At 15 stories high, the slide had been postponed multiple times. Now, the slide is attracting thrill-seekers and naysayers alike.

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Tale Of Two Billboards: An Ozark Town's Struggle To Unseat Hate

Monday, May 12, 2014

In Harrison, Ark., residents troubled by the area's reputation as a hate group hotbed are working hard to make the town more inclusive. White supremacists say the effort amounts to "white genocide."

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For Two Ozarks Communities, A Stark Contrast In Culture

Monday, May 12, 2014

The hilly, rural Ozarks have a history of attracting white supremacists, but the area's strong live-and-let-live ethic has taken a modern turn in an Arkansas town where a large gay community thrives.

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PBS Documentary Examines Ruben Salazar's Life And Death

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The death of journalist Ruben Salazar was a catalyst for the nascent Chicano-rights movement. It is still at the center of deeply held belief that he was purposely killed by LA law enforcement.

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Kansas Town Destroyed By Tornado Spreads Blame For Lack Of Growth

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

After seven years, Greensburg is stuck at half its pre-tornado population, and has few prospects for growth. Some blame trends decimating many farm towns โ€” others point to the new green initiative.

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Suspected Kansas Shooter Had Ties To KKK

Monday, April 14, 2014

The man suspected of killing three people at a Jewish community center and retirement home is a white supremacist formerly of the Ku Klux Klan. As Frank Morris of KCUR reports, 73-year-old Frazier Glen Cross once ran a paramilitary camp in North Carolina. Cross may have been planning the shooting for months.

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Federal Plan To Save Prairie Chickens Ruffles State Feathers

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The federal government just listed the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species, but states are pushing back hard, saying that restrictions could negatively impact a number of industries.

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From Love To Murder To UFOs, A Dark 'Serenade' To Kansas

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Nashville-based songwriter Chuck Mead has stories for days about the home state he left behind. "Kansas can be scary sometimes," he says.

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Fred Phelps, Head Of Westboro Baptist Church, Dies

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fred Phelps, anti-gay activist and patriarch of the Westboro Baptist Church, has died at age 84. Frank Morris of KCUR reports on the interesting past of one of the most reviled men in America.

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States Fight California's Chicken Cage Law. But It's Really About Bacon

Friday, March 07, 2014

Six state attorneys general are suing California over its law on how hens are housed. Among those most worried: Pig farmers who fear the state will push through sweeping changes on pig stalls next.

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Pets Or Livestock? A Moral Divide Over Horse Slaughter

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Horse slaughter is banned in the U.S., but thousands of American horses are shipped to Canada and Mexico for slaughter every year. Investors argue restarting the practice in the U.S. would be better for business and offer a more humane end for horses that are neglected under the current model.

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