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High Plains Food Bank

High Plains Food Bank  is in crucial need of financial donations, reports MyHighPlains.com.

The food bank is asking for money to prevent a $300,000 summertime shortfall. The bank is traditionally known for collecting cans. But this summer they’re asking for monetary donations.

High Plains Food Bank

High Plains Food Bank  is in crucial need of financial donations, reports MyHighPlains.com.

The food bank is asking for money to prevent a $300,000 summertime shortfall. The bank is traditionally known for collecting cans. But this summer they’re asking for monetary donations.

Brian McCormack / Wichita Eagle

Sugarcane aphids have returned to Kansas’s grain sorghum fields, reports The Wichita Eagle. According to a K-State Extension Office report, the invasive insects are once again threatening the state’s sorghum profits, as they did last year.

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A recent study by a Cornell economist has found that the more you acknowledge good fortune, the better off you are.

As Quartz.com reports, successful people who believe they made it entirely on their own are almost certainly mistaken. Every path to success is marked by teamwork and innumerable bits of good luck. It doesn’t generally pay off to not acknowledge those who have helped you along the way, says Robert Frank.

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In the small farming town of Palisade, Colorado, there’s a lab known simply as "The Insectary." Scientists in the facility are hard at work developing bugs. These insects are engineered to attack other bugs and invasive plants harmful to agriculture.

The adapted critters are known as “biocontrol insects.” Despite its humble surroundings, the Insectary is the oldest and largest such facility in the United States, reports member station KUNC.

Ben Fenwick / Oklahoma Watch

Oklahoma’s inmate population is growing far too fast, according to News OK. Since 1980, the state’s prison population grew 14 times faster than the state's adult population. In that period the number of people in Oklahoma prisons increased 485 percent.

The problem was brought into stark relief this month when an inmate at a facility in Stringtown was stabbed to death. The assault occurred in in a day room that ordinarily would be used for leisure. Instead, the room was loaded with 52 bunk beds.

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A Federal appeals court has struck down Texas's voter identification law, reports Bloomberg. The Fifth Circuit court determined that the law is, in fact, discriminatory—as has been repeatedly charged by critics.

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The tiny Central Texas town of Sidney neglected to hold school board elections for a decade. Instead, board members kept extending their own terms, reports The Dallas Morning News. Most taxpayers in Comanche County didn't even notice the lack of elections. Then came an anonymous complaint to the State Auditor's office “about a school district that forgot democracy.”

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A majority of Americans say they still go to work even when they’re sick, reports South Dakota Public Radio. And this tendency can have a very negative effect on the nation’s public health at large. Over half of people who work in public places like hospitals and restaurants report going to work when they have a cold or the flu. Many of these people work with food.

Randall Derrick

Texas Panhandle independent filmmaker Randall Derrick will be releasing a film this weekend in Amarillo. The movie examines a mysterious and little-known incident in Llano history.

Perjury of Time explores the true story of a double mass homicide that occurred along the Canadian River about 1450 AD. Archaeologists excavating in the Canadian River flood plain near Fritch discovered a Native American burial that contained the complete skeletons of twenty-one men, women and children. Eleven skulls without bodies were also uncovered.

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