Frank Morris

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Fall In Shipping Commodities Threatens Commercial Railroad Industry

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

After decades of growth, some railroads are cutting staff because some of the most lucrative businesses for railroads — shipping commodities such as coal, crude oil and ore — have fallen off steeply.


The Demise Of Old-Style Demolition Derby

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Demo derby used to be a low-budget hobby for guys who bought jalopies for one last romp before the scrap heap. But the event has changed — and some fear it may be running out of gas.


Kansas Lawsuit Settlement Sets Standard For Gun Seller Liability

Thursday, July 09, 2015

The state's high court ruled that gun dealers must exercise the "highest stand of reasonable care" to keep weapons away from felons.


To Survive, The Greeting Card Industry Will Have To Get Creative

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Card sales are stagnant and Hallmark just made major job cuts. While some millennials have found novelty in paper cards, the traditional cards can't quite compete with social media.


Beyond The Battle Flag: Controversy Over Confederate Symbols Unfurls

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hundreds of Confederate memorials and markers dot the South and beyond. Even as far north as Missouri, two memorials have become flash points.


One Family Revitalizes A Small Town With, Yes, Quilts

Thursday, May 21, 2015

After launching a quilt company as a desperation move, Jenny Doan and her two savvy kids have shaken up an ancient industry in downtown Hamilton, Mo., thanks in part to popular folksy video tutorials.


Baseball's Royals Keep Running Afoul Of Unwritten Rules

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The Kansas City Royals were the underdogs in last season's World Series. This year, the team's season has been marred by brawls, suspensions and batters hit intentionally.


Suicides By Missouri Politicians Raise Questions About State Ethics

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Two of the state's prominent Republicans, Tom Schweich and Spence Jackson, committed suicide just a month apart. Both men were upset about political attacks early in the state's gubernatorial primary.


In Kansas City, Superfast Internet And A Digital Divide

Monday, March 09, 2015

Kansas City boasts one of the fastest, most competitive Internet service markets. But people are still trying to figure out what to do with all that speed — and some neighborhoods aren't being served.


Analysts Fear A Prolonged Drop In Oil Prices Will Hurt Oklahoma's Banks

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Oklahoma oil is expensive to produce, so the sharp drop in prices has forced many drilling companies to cut jobs. If prices stay low, the pain could spread to the banks that finance the oil industry.


With Quakes Spiking, Oil Industry Is Under The Microscope In Oklahoma

Monday, February 16, 2015

Oil is big business in Oklahoma, and the industry has been a boon for many cities here. But there are concerns that techniques used for extracting oil are behind a surge in temblors in the state.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 — the world's largest chocolate market. Lindt specializes in higher-end brands like Ghirardelli and Lindor.