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VA law prevents utility shutoffs in extreme circumstances; MI construction industry responds to a high number of worker suicides; 500,000 still without power or water in the Houston area; KY experts: Children, and babies at higher risk for heat illness.

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The House passes the SAVE Act, but fails to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in inherent contempt of Congress, and a proposed federal budget could doom much-needed public services.

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Enticing remote workers to move is a new business strategy in rural America, Eastern Kentucky preservationists want to save the 20th century home of a trailblazing coal miner, and a rule change could help small meat and poultry growers and consumers.

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In 2022, officials blamed a heatwave for killing thousands of cattle in southwest Kansas. (JackieDavies/AdobeStock)

Thursday, July 11, 2024

As mercury inches up, Kansas doctors offer heat safety tips

A heat wave is forecast for Kansas and health professionals said residents should be aware of options to get help, including local physicians who …

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Annual report finds room for improvement for KS kids' lives, education

A report on the condition of America's children ranks Kansas in the bottom half of states for education, with declining reading and math scores among …

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The Kansas rankings in the 2023 Kids Count Data Book include: 17th in overall child well-being; 22nd in health; 24th in family and community, and 26th in education. (Adobe Stock)
High Ranking On 'Economic Well-Being' Not Helping All KS Families

Kansas ranks seventh among states in the area of economic well-being in the 2023 Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count Data Book. Rankings on the …

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