Frank Morris appears in the following:
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The second largest Native American city in North America may have been in Kansas. In 1601, a group of Spanish conquistadors stumbled on a vast city. By the time French explorers showed up in the area a century later, the inhabitants had been decimated by European diseases and the city was gone. It's in Arkansas City, Kansas, where locals had been pulling "literally tons" of artifacts from plowed fields for years. But it wasn't until a high school kid with a metal detector found a Spanish cannon shot, that a local archaeologist knew he had a match.
Friday, May 05, 2017
Ten years after a tornado, Greensburg, Kan., rebuilt with high environmental standards. But it's still struggling to attract residents.
Thursday, May 04, 2017
It's been 10 years since a tornado nearly wiped Greensburg, Kan., off the map. It's rebuilt to energy-efficient standards, primed for a comeback. What it lacks is people.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
President Trump has proposed spending cuts to programs that prop up rural areas that voted for him. While some policy experts bemoan that, there are rural voters who fully support those cuts.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Decades ago, Garden City, Kan., embraced the meat industry, and immigrants flocked there for jobs. The city worked hard to absorb newcomers, but now its economy and diverse community are in jeopardy.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
In Kansas, some rural towns are booming while others are dwindling. Garden City, Kan., for instance, attracts people from across the globe. The population is young, growing, and extremely diverse.
Monday, February 06, 2017
NAFTA critics say money and jobs go to Mexico, but U.S. companies, like Kansas City Southern, do benefit. The company, built around trade with Mexico, has been hit hard by Trump's victory.
Friday, January 13, 2017
White nationalists were early, enthusiastic supporters of Donald Trump in the election. But the so-called alt-right has splintered since Election Day and now looks less potent than it once appeared.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Donald Trump has championed gun rights, but it turns out, the Obama years have been good for the U.S. gun industry. In Kansas, the prospect of a Clinton win sparked some to spend big on guns.
Thursday, November 03, 2016
The ambush-style killing of two police officers on Wednesday is hitting the Des Moines area hard. The shootings are shaking some beliefs, while reinforcing others.
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Police in Iowa have arrested a suspect in the ambush-style fatal shooting of two police officers in the Des Moines area. The same man, Scott Michael Greene, was asked to leave a high school football game a few weeks ago after waiving the Confederate flag during the national anthem.
Monday, October 24, 2016
The Fort Calhoun nuclear plant in Nebraska shuts down Monday, 17 years ahead of schedule. It is just the latest U.S. nuclear plant to close because it can't compete with other cheaper energy.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Five of the largest agrochemical chemical companies are currently involved in mergers that may lead to four companies controlling many of the basics that big grain farmers use to grow food globally.
Friday, August 26, 2016
A Kansas waterslide recently decapitated a 10-year-old boy, and the tragedy is raising new questions about thrill ride regulation. No federal agency oversees amusement parks or water parks.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Authorities are working to understand the motive of the man who killed three police officers in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday.
Monday, July 18, 2016
In Louisiana, Baton Rouge is mourning 3 police officers who were shot and killed Sunday. The shooting comes after days of protests in response to video of police shooting and killing Alton Sterling.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
A group called Truckers Against Trafficking is helping states enlist truckers to spot and report forced prostitution. The effort has sent traffickers to prison and liberated hundreds of sex slaves.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
The U.S. used to be the leading exporter of wheat but some countries are growing more than enough for themselves and exporting huge quantities. Americans watching gluten have softened demand at home.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
A White House directive issued yesterday lays out what it says schools need to do under existing federal law to accommodate transgender students. We went to schools in California, Kansas and Alabama.
Friday, April 22, 2016
The business community, including solidly GOP-leaning groups, oppose the bill, after seeing the effect of similar measures elsewhere. The blowback has surprised Christian conservatives in Missouri.