Frank Morris

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India And H-1B Visas

Thursday, February 22, 2018

For many immigrants an H-1B visa, available only to highly-skilled workers, is a step on the path to citizenship. That's not the case for many from India because of a cap by country.


Delivery Services Struggle To Keep Up With Online Orders

Friday, December 22, 2017

Package delivery is up around 15 percent this year, deliveries are running late and companies are struggling to catch up.


How Dollar General Is Transforming Rural America

Monday, December 11, 2017

Dollar General stores thrive in low-income rural towns, and the deep-discount chain has opened hundreds of new shops in the past year.


What States Are Doing To Stop Rural Money Drains

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Farmers survive by sending food to cities, and when they die their assets often leave just as fast, going to heirs living in urban areas. That financial drain helps accelerate small town decline. So, some states are working systematically to keep a fraction of that outward bound money — billions each year — at home.


Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Apologizes For Deserting His Unit

Monday, October 30, 2017

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl spoke for the first time at his sentencing hearing. He apologized to those he harmed by deserting his unit in Afghanistan.


Former Field Hands Spearheading Relief For Florida Migrant Workers

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

In Immokalee, Fla., a former migrant farm worker has set up an impromptu aid station for farm workers who lost their homes and livelihoods to Hurricane Irma.


A New Museum Dares To Showcase Stuntman Evel Knievel

Friday, June 30, 2017

A new museum in Topeka, Kan., is dedicated to daredevil Evel Knievel. Many of Knievel's stunt bikes have been restored, and his white and blue leather suits are on display.


South Dakota Meat Producer Settles 'Pink Slime' Suit Against ABC News

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A South Dakota meat processor has settled its defamation and libel suit against ABC News after a disputed 2012 report on the company's "finely textured beef" that ABC called "pink slime."


Kansas Archaeologist Rediscovers Lost Native American City

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.


Greensburg Is Shiny And New, But Struggling To Bring In People

Friday, May 05, 2017

Ten years after a tornado, Greensburg, Kan., rebuilt with high environmental standards. But it's still struggling to attract residents.


Struggling To Survive, A Small Town Banks On Energy Efficiency

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.


Rural Trump Voters Embrace The Sacrifices That Come With Support

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.


A Thriving Rural Town's Winning Formula Faces New Threats Under Trump Administration

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.


A Tale Of Two Kansas Towns: One Thrives As Another Struggles

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.


U.S. Companies Uncertain Of NAFTA Trading Under Trump Administration

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.


White Nationalists' Enthusiasm For Trump Cools

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.


With Trump Win, Gun Sellers See Win — And Loss

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.


Iowa Joins 'The Rest Of The Country': Des Moines Mourns Slain Officers

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.


Iowa Police Arrest Suspect In Fatal Shooting Of 2 Officers

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.


Waste, Families Left Behind As Nuclear Plants Close

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.